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Potter County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2019: 16,819 (all rural); it was 18,080 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,971
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,553
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,421
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,703 (it was 1,584 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 1081 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Potter County: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.8%), Educational, health and social services (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Potter County, PA (2019)
    • 16,05688.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2441.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2051.1%Two or more races
    • 670.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 610.3%Asian alone
    • 400.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 40.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

47.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 8,398  (49.9%)
Females: 8,421  (50.1%)
Average household size:
Potter County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,683 ($32,253 in 1999)
This county:

$46,683
Pennsylvania:

$63,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $525 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $646)
This county:

$525
State:

$792


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $117,142 (it was $70,500 in 2000)
Potter:

$117,142
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,240 - $190,340
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,060
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $419

Institutionalized population: 186
Potter County, PA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 1998: 80 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 1999: 94 buildings, average cost: $60,100
  • 2000: 105 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2001: 80 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2002: 108 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 101 buildings, average cost: $65,600
  • 2004: 146 buildings, average cost: $45,800
  • 2005: 69 buildings, average cost: $60,200
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2010: 30 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2018: 14 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2019: 15 buildings, average cost: $163,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Potter, PA residents
Average permit cost in Potter, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,723 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,564 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Potter, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Potter, PA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Potter, PA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.0%
Potter County:

13.0%
Pennsylvania:

12.0%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 6.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.4% for American Indian residents, 36.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 47.2 years old
(Males: 46.1 years old, Females: 48.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.9 years old, Black residents: 61.6 years old, American Indian residents: 40.8 years old, Asian residents: 56.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.1 years old, Other race residents: 52.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Potter County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $491 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $651 a month.

Cities in this county include: Coudersport, Galeton, Shinglehouse, Roulette, Ulysses, Austin, Sweden Valley, Oswayo.

Potter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cumberland County, Maine , Jefferson County, Idaho , Northampton County , Susquehanna County , Weld County, Colorado , Wabasha County, Minnesota , Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Potter, PA
County total employment by year in Potter, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Potter, PA

Current college students: 301
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 130 (68.1% naturalized citizens)

Potter County:

0.8%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 362010 or later
  • 92000 to 2009
  • 231990 to 1999
  • 471980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 78Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.1%

Potter County marital status for males Potter County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,199
  • One, attached: 75
  • Two: 264
  • 3 or 4: 171
  • 5 to 9: 148
  • 10 to 19: 64
  • 20 to 49: 199
  • 50 or more: 10
  • Mobile homes: 1,819
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Potter County with a mortgage: 2,224 (30 second mortgage, 214 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,774

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Potter County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,27020
Evangelical Protestant2,15423
Catholic1,8765
None11,157-
Potter County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Potter County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Potter County:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Potter County:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Potter County:

30.8%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Potter County:

Average size of farms: 275 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,090
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $277.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,165
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.80%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,651
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 38.91%
Corn for grain: 1555 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 965 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,939 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 21 acres

Earthquake activity:

Potter County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 130.0 miles away from Potter County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 268.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 168.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 235.0 miles away from the county center
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 140.4 miles away from Potter County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 284.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4506-PA: March 30, 2020, FEMA Id: 4506, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4099: January 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4099, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to September 12, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1485: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 1485, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3026: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3026, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: September 26, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-485: September 26, 1975, FEMA Id: 485, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Potter County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Potter

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,087 (77.1%)
  • Carpooled: 637 (9.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 107 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 376 (5.7%)
  • Worked at home: 371 (5.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (12%)
  • India (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Brazil (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Korea (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Potter County


  • American (21%)
  • German (19%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Polish (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Potter County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 154 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 30 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Potter County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 132 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,482.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,042 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.76% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($21,611 average AGI)
2.01% relocated to other states ($23,431 average AGI)
Potter County:

2.01%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKean County, PA  0.78% ($38,961 average AGI)
to Tioga County, PA  0.63% ($36,707)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Potter County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Potter County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Potter County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Potter County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Potter County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,705 (3,085 aged, 620 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 331 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Potter County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (269)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (261)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (135)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (100)
  • Unspecified dementia (75)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (42)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (25)
  • Congestive heart failure (20)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.57
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,315
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 691
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,616

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 976
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,301
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 216.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,819
  • Male householders: 3,230 (918 living alone), Female householders: 3,334 (1,031 living alone)
  • 3,405 spouses (3,387 opposite-sex spouses), 352 unmarried partners, (343 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,739 children (4,404 natural, 91 adopted, 243 stepchildren), 313 grandchildren, 131 brothers or sisters, 281 parents, 6 foster children, 295 other relatives, 428 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 270

Size of family households: 2,580 2-persons, 716 3-persons, 549 4-persons, 256 5-persons, 108 6-persons, 85 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,948 1-person, 325 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

2,264 married couples with children.
872 single-parent households (301 men, 571 women).

97.5% of residents of Potter speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $108,702,000 ($6,056 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,450,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $50,655,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,628,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $770,000
Federal grants: $30,189,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,930,000 ($1,026,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,530,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,715,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,701,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,177,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,135
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,089
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -275
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Potter County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.13 millions of gallons per day (38% from ground, 62% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • 1492014 or later
  • 852010 to 2013
  • 1,0342000 to 2009
  • 1,4771990 to 1999
  • 1,6731980 to 1989
  • 2,0031970 to 1979
  • 1,4881960 to 1969
  • 1,0611950 to 1959
  • 6881940 to 1949
  • 3,3311939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Potter County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • 221 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 1103 rooms
  • 2934 rooms
  • 7985 rooms
  • 9036 rooms
  • 9027 rooms
  • 7158 rooms
  • 1,2159+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • 311 room
  • 452 rooms
  • 2213 rooms
  • 3494 rooms
  • 2955 rooms
  • 2176 rooms
  • 1817 rooms
  • 1158 rooms
  • 1299+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Potter County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • 26no bedroom
  • 1371 bedroom
  • 1,0852 bedrooms
  • 2,4103 bedrooms
  • 9774 bedrooms
  • 3335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potter County, Pennsylvania
  • 31no bedroom
  • 3701 bedroom
  • 5342 bedrooms
  • 4663 bedrooms
  • 1474 bedrooms
  • 355+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 155no vehicle
  • 1,5201 vehicle
  • 2,1332 vehicles
  • 8273 vehicles
  • 2444 vehicles
  • 905+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Potter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 361no vehicle
  • 7601 vehicle
  • 3762 vehicles
  • 723 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

89.9% of Potter County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Pennsylvania.

Potter County:

89.9%
State average:

87.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 11,816
  • Other state: 4,798
  • Northeast: 3,311
  • Midwest: 451
  • South: 704
  • West: 315
Year householders moved into unit in Potter County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Potter County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 62.2%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Wood
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Coal or coke
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.3%Utility gas
  • 22.1%Electricity
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 167
Here:

10.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 96
Here:

12.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 76
Here:

24.3%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Potter County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,368,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $8,291,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,921,000
    Financial Administration: $1,703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,475,000
    Health - Other: $806,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $803,000
    General Public Buildings: $772,000
    Police Protection: $302,000
    General - Other: $263,000
    Housing and Community Development: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000
    Libraries: $103,000
    Regular Highways: $95,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    Corrections - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $896,000
    Other: $771,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $466,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $146,000
    Rents: $129,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000
    Police Protection: $33,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,598,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,753,000
    Other: $686,000
    General Local Government Support: $515,000
    Highways: $77,000
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,837,000
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000
    Other: $108,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,557,000

Potter County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,368,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $8,291,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,921,000
    Financial Administration: $1,703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,475,000
    Health - Other: $806,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $803,000
    General Public Buildings: $772,000
    Police Protection: $302,000
    General - Other: $263,000
    Housing and Community Development: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000
    Libraries: $103,000
    Regular Highways: $95,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    Corrections - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $896,000
    Other: $771,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $466,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $146,000
    Rents: $129,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000
    Police Protection: $33,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,598,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,753,000
    Other: $686,000
    General Local Government Support: $515,000
    Highways: $77,000
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,837,000
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000
    Other: $108,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,557,000

Potter County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,368,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $8,291,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,921,000
    Financial Administration: $1,703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,475,000
    Health - Other: $806,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $803,000
    General Public Buildings: $772,000
    Police Protection: $302,000
    General - Other: $263,000
    Housing and Community Development: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000
    Libraries: $103,000
    Regular Highways: $95,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    Corrections - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $896,000
    Other: $771,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $466,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $146,000
    Rents: $129,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000
    Police Protection: $33,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,598,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,753,000
    Other: $686,000
    General Local Government Support: $515,000
    Highways: $77,000
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,837,000
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000
    Other: $108,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,557,000

Potter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,368,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $8,291,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,921,000
    Financial Administration: $1,703,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,475,000
    Health - Other: $806,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $803,000
    General Public Buildings: $772,000
    Police Protection: $302,000
    General - Other: $263,000
    Housing and Community Development: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000
    Libraries: $103,000
    Regular Highways: $95,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $58,000
    Corrections - Other: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $896,000
    Other: $771,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $466,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $146,000
    Rents: $129,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000
    Police Protection: $33,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,598,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,753,000
    Other: $686,000
    General Local Government Support: $515,000
    Highways: $77,000
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,837,000
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000
    Other: $108,000
    Other License: $25,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,557,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 496
  • Number of aged recipients: 60
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 436
  • Number of recipients under 18: 82
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 309
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 105
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 186
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 215
Most common first names in Potter County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13075.2 years
Mary11681.3 years
Robert8871.6 years
James8871.8 years
William8875.3 years
Charles7275.0 years
George7076.1 years
Joseph6075.6 years
Ruth5880.4 years
Frank5777.5 years
Most common last names in Potter County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5578.9 years
Baker3174.2 years
Brown3075.6 years
Haskins2677.1 years
Gross2576.5 years
Snyder2574.0 years
Taylor2369.4 years
Wilson2379.6 years
Clark2275.9 years
Johnson2177.9 years
Businesses in Potter County, PA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy2U-Haul2