Pottsville, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 14,095 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 
Males: 6,735  (47.8%)
Females: 7,360  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17901.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,734 (it was $30,137 in 2000)
Pottsville:

$30,734
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,869 (it was $18,165 in 2000)

Pottsville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,047 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Pottsville:

$74,047
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $124,662; Detached houses: $154,794; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,477; In 2-unit structures: $83,787; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,557; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,851; Mobile homes: $43,194

Median gross rent in 2013: $578.

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  • Races in Pottsville, PA (2013)

    Pottsville races chart
    • 12,49288.0%White alone
    • 5894.2%Two or more races
    • 5433.8%Black alone
    • 5203.7%Hispanic
    • 870.6%Asian alone
    • 530.4%American Indian alone

Races in Pottsville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Pottsville: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.7%), Irish (19.7%), Italian (8.5%), Dutch (5.8%), Polish (5.2%), United States (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/01/1913

Elevation: 659 feet

Land area: 4.21 square miles.

Population density: 3,352 people per square mile   (average).

Pottsville,PA real estate house value index trend

Pottsville, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Pottsville:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pottsville city:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

249 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Pottsville, Pennsylvania as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pottsville to the number of sex offenders is 543 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,478 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,273 (1.9%)

Pottsville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (27.8 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (73.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mount Carbon, PA (1.1 miles) , Palo Alto borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Seltzer, PA (1.4 miles ), Port Carbon borough, PA (1.4 miles ), Marlin, PA (1.5 miles ), St. Clair borough, PA (1.5 miles ), Minersville borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Cressona borough, PA (2.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $120,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.69 N, Longitude: 76.20 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,921 (+41.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,496 (43.6%)

Area code: 570

Pottsville household income distribution Pottsville home values distribution

Crime rates in Pottsville by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1100021111
per 100,000 6.46.40.00.00.013.97.07.07.07.1
Rapes 26433238113
per 100,000 12.938.426.320.120.313.921.055.777.121.3
Robberies 118661084310
per 100,000 70.751.239.540.26.80.056.027.821.071.1
Assaults 54403335373639473923
per 100,000 347.1256.1217.0234.8250.4249.7273.0327.1273.3163.5
Burglaries 44344342192726263353
per 100,000 282.8217.7282.8281.7128.6187.3182.0180.9231.2376.7
Thefts 307253240200222189191162211223
per 100,000 1,973.41,620.01,578.51,341.51,502.31,311.01,336.81,127.31,478.41,584.9
Auto thefts 18342020201678915
per 100,000 115.7217.7131.5134.1135.3111.049.055.763.1106.6
Arson 2248531223
per 100,000 12.912.826.353.733.820.87.013.914.021.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.5) 221.3207.2169.4158.9148.0162.9172.0194.0216.6183.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Pottsville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 24 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Pennsylvania average:

2.58

Pottsville tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,357 (-8.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Pottsville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pottsville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Pottsville city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 21.3 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pottsville-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.6 miles away from Pottsville center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 245.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 291.8 miles away from Pottsville center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 265.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pottsville topographic map

Birthplace of: Ralph Peters - Military writer, John E. Jones III - Judge, John O'Hara - Journalist, Charles Sophy - Psychiatrist, George Joulwan - General, Jim Reed (coach) - College football and soccer coach, John F. Fitzpatrick (publisher) - Businessman, Norman von Heldreich Farquhar - Navy admiral, Rick Gray - Lawyer, Charles N. Brumm - Union Army officer.

Hospitals in Pottsville:

  • POTTSVILLE HOSP AND WARNE CLINIC HOSPICE (420 SOUTH JACKSON STREET)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - EAST NORWEGIAN STREET (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 700 EAST NORWEGIAN STREET)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH JACKSON STREET (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 420 SOUTH JACKSON STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Pottsville:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE POTTSVILLE (278 INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Pottsville:

  • COVENANT HOME CARE (1510 HIGHWAY 61 SOUTH)
  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (396 S CENTRE STREET SUITE 38)
  • SCHUYLKILL HEALTH HOME HEALTH (420 SOUTH JACKSON ST)

Nursing Homes in Pottsville:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (2401 WEST MARKET STREET)
  • LEADER NSG REHAB/POTTSVILLE (PULASKI AND LEADER DRIVES)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-POTTSVILLE (PULASKI AND LEADER DRIVES)
  • SCHUYLKILL CENTER (1000 SCHUYLKILL MANOR RD)
  • YORK TERRACE NSG CTR (24TH MARKET STS)

Airports and heliports located in Pottsville:

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Colleges/Universities in Pottsville:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (Full-time enrollment: 3,412; Location: 2650 Woodglen Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.mccann.edu)
  • Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health (FT enrollment: 94; Location: 450 Washington and Jackson St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.schuylkillhealthschoolofnursing.com)
  • Empire Beauty School-Pottsville (FT enrollment: 63; Location: 396 Pottsville - St. Clair Highway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Pottsville:

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Kutztown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,099)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 26 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 26 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • Albright College (about 28 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 29 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 30 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 32 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)

Public high schools in Pottsville:

Private high school in Pottsville:

  • NATIVITY BVM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 1 LAWTONS HL; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Pottsville:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pottsville:

  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 127; Location: 112 S 7TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 39; Location: 2300 MAHANTONGO ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH CENTER FOR SPECIAL L (Students: 18; Location: 2075 W NORWEGIAN ST; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Pottsville, map of school districts: POTTSVILLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Pottsville:

  • POTTSVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $782,136; Location: 215 W MARKET ST; 145,255 books; 8,649 audio materials; 6,291 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 287 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Pottsville's new Performing Arts Facility The Sovereign Majestic Theater is now open. Please see www.sovereignmajestic.com for more information.

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Notable locations in Pottsville: Westwood (A), York Farm Junction (B), Pottsville Fire Department Station 80 - Greenwood Hill Fire Company 65 (C), Mount Carbon Fire Company 1 Station 1 (D), Yorkville Hose and Fire Company 1 (E), Good Intent Fire Company 1 (F), Pottsville Fire Department Station 40 - Good Will Fire Company 4 (G), Pottsville Fire Department Station 20 - Phoenix Fire Company 2 (H), West End Hose Company 7 (I), Humane Fire Company 1 of Pottsville (J), American Hose Company 70 (K), Mount Carbon Fire Company 1 Station 2 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: West West Branch Schuylkill River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Glauda's Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 534 South Centre Street).

Hotels: Atrium Restaurant (100 South Centre Street), Blu Tavern Restaurant And Motel (1323 Bunting Street).

Schuylkill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 97.0. This is worse than average.

City:

97.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.0461. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0461
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.40. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.40
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.788. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.788
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pottsville and their reported violations in the past:

SWEET ARROW LAKE CLUBHOUSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
HAWK VALLEY GENERAL STORE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pottsville that have no violations reported:

  • MASSARIS BLU TAVERN RESTAURAN (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL ORWIGSBURG (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GEISINGER MED GRP ORWIGSBURG (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCHUYLKILL COUNTY AIRPORT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.7%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 77.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.3%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Pottsville in 2010:

  • 342 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 270 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Pottsville in 2000:

  • 589 people in nursing homes
  • 195 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Pottsville, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Pottsville compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with most branches in Pottsville (2011 data):

  • Union Bank and Trust Company: Boulevard Branch, West Market Street Branch, Losch Plaza Office, Union Bank And Trust Company. Info updated 2011/03/14: Bank assets: $111.5 mil, Deposits: $100.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Pottsville Branch, The Legacy Trust Co Branch, Pottsville Messenger Service. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • Liberty Savings Bank, F.S.B.: West Market Street Branch at 2221 West Market Street, branch established on 2007/04/09; Liberty Savings Bank, F.S.b. at 21 South Centre Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $29.5 mil, Deposits: $24.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Pottsville Branch at One South Centre Street, branch established on 1992/05/26; Yorkville Branch at 1826 West Market Street, branch established on 1953/01/12. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pottsville Branch at 101 North Centre Street, branch established on 1964/08/17; Fairlane Village Mall Branch at 7270 Fairlane Village Mall, branch established on 1975/07/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • National Penn Bank: Pottsville Branch at 111 E. Norwegian St., branch established on 1935/07/27. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Northwest Savings Bank: 104 North Centre Street at 104 North Centre Street, branch established on 1989/08/09. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices
  • Susquehanna Bank: Pottsville Branch at 9-11 North Centre Street, branch established on 1997/11/28. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Pottsville Branch at 120 South Centre Street, branch established on 1828/10/28. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pottsville, Pennsylvania:

  • Quality Hotel, 100 S CTR St, Pottsville, PA 17901 , Phone: (570) 622-4600, Fax: (570) 628-5971
  • Country Inn & Suites, 100 Keystone Blvd E, Pottsville, PA 17901 , Phone: (570) 544-5201, Fax: (570) 544-5312
  • River Inn / Days Inn, 1476 Rt 61 S, Pottsville, PA 17901 , Phone: (570) 385-3853, Fax: (570) 385-4752
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Pottsville travel time to work - commute Pottsville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pottsville city (based on Schuylkill County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$22,159$33,2390$0
Other Government Administration 13$26,881$24,8130$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,362$16,3440$0
Police Protection - Officers 23$120,980$63,1200$0
Police - Other 0$0 23$13,927
Firefighters 1$4,277$51,3240$0
Streets and Highways 13$45,387$41,8960$0
Health 1$2,824$33,8880$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,178$40,7120$0
Totals for Government 63$234,048$44,58123$13,927

Pottsville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $419,000 ($29.73)
    Housing & Community Development: $177,000 ($12.56)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,567,000 ($111.17)
    General - Other: $1,127,000 ($79.96)
    Housing & Community Development: $959,000 ($68.04)
    Regular Highways: $611,000 ($43.35)
    Fire Protection: $344,000 ($24.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $337,000 ($23.91)
    Central Staff Services: $226,000 ($16.03)
    Financial Administration: $217,000 ($15.40)
    Parking Facilities: $210,000 ($14.90)
    Libraries: $51,000 ($3.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $34,000 ($2.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $32,000 ($2.27)
    General Public Buildings: $22,000 ($1.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($1.21)
    Health Services - Other: $10,000 ($0.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $2,998,000 ($212.70)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $1,426,000 ($101.17)
    Benefit Payments: $420,000 ($29.80)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $103,000 ($7.31)
    Withdrawals: $31,000 ($2.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $175,000 ($12.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $55,000 ($3.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($2.27)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($0.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,546,000 ($180.63)

Pottsville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $330,000 ($23.41)
    All Other: $109,000 ($7.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $71,000 ($5.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.14)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $547,000 ($38.81)
    Interest Revenue: $181,000 ($12.84)
    Local Employee Contribution: $61,000 ($4.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $789,000 ($55.98)
    All Other: $114,000 ($8.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $53,000 ($3.76)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $399,000 ($28.31)
    Interest Earnings: $55,000 ($3.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $345,000 ($24.48)
    Highways: $280,000 ($19.87)
    Housing & Community Development: $202,000 ($14.33)
    General Support: $8,000 ($0.57)
  • Tax - Property: $1,544,000 ($109.54)
    NEC: $1,460,000 ($103.58)
    Individual Income: $942,000 ($66.83)

Pottsville government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,643,000 ($187.51)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $50,000 ($3.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,405,000 ($170.63)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $288,000 ($20.43)

Pottsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,425,000 ($172.05)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,429,000 ($101.38)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $753,000 ($53.42)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $404,000 ($28.66)

3.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berks County, PA  0.40% ($35,142 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.30% ($28,678)
from Carbon County, PA  0.29% ($29,710)


3.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.38% ($28,378 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.32% ($36,439)
to Carbon County, PA  0.23% ($24,109)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pottsville:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pottsville:

  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W235AD (94.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA ED TV ASSC)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pottsville:

  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Pottsville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • $11,000Total costs
  • 37,449Total average daily traffic
  • 1,633Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pottsville)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pottsville, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pottsville)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pottsville)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 16

Incident types - Pottsville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pottsville, PA
Businesses in Pottsville, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy2
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Burger King2Motherhood Maternity1
CVS2New Balance2
Chevrolet1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut2
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ramada1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid2
Fashion Bug1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx4Rue211
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Subway2
Giant2T-Mobile1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Jones New York2UPS5
KFC1Wendy's1
Kroger2YMCA1

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  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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