Pottstown, Pennsylvania Population 2021

22,504
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Pottstown is a city located in Chester County and Montgomery County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 22,504, it is the 23rd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1695th largest city in the United States . Pottstown is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually but its population has increased by 0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,377 in 2010. Pottstown reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Pottstown has a population density of 4,639 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pottstown is $63,363 with a poverty rate of 18.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $979 per month, and the median house value is $124,400. The median age in Pottstown is 35.6 years, 34.9 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Pottstown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pottstownwas:

  • White: 67.15%
  • Black or African American: 23.42%
  • Two or more races: 7.37%
  • Other race: 1.35%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pottstown, Pennsylvania is 22,504 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,600.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,377.

Pottstown, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,22267.15%
Black or African American5,31023.42%
Two or More Races1,6707.37%
Some Other Race3061.35%
Asian1510.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.05%
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Pottstown Population by Race

Pottstown Population Pyramid $2021

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Pottstown Median Age

35.6


Total

34.9


Male

36.3


Female

Pottstown Adults

There are 17,277 adults, (3,069 of whom are seniors) in Pottstown.

Pottstown Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Pottstown Sex Ratio

Female

11,825

52.16%

Male

10,845

47.84%

Pottstown Population by Age

Pottstown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pottstown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female30%70%
Non Family40.4%59.6%
Male45.4%54.6%
All49.3%50.7%
Married68.4%31.6%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pottstown Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0962.4749.3
Non Family3,5031.2240.4
Married3,4103.1868.4
Female1,6743.3730
Male5093.3645.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Pottstown Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4192.77%
9th to 12th Grade1,3889.17%
High School Graduate5,79238.27%
Some College2,92919.35%
Associates Degree1,52910.10%
Bachelors Degree2,01713.33%
Graduate Degree1,0617.01%
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Pottstown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pottstown Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,8569,7652,501
Black2,9792,608420
Hispanic919573121
2+ Races35533536
Other Race24813115
Asian14613616
Native American44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.04%.

Pottstown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,057$40,883$31,100
Less Than 9th Grade$23,625$36,836$18,772
High School Graduate$31,731$37,436$23,562
Some College$34,695$41,518$31,683
Bachelors Degree$42,713$42,917$42,671
Graduate Degree$59,028$64,542$53,986

$36,057

Average Earnings

$40,883

Average Male

$31,100

Average Female

Pottstown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pottstown Language by Age

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Pottstown Language

91.95% of Pottstown residents speak only English, while 8.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.27% of the population.

Pottstown Language

Pottstown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,0891,65611.75%
Black5,2341,59630.49%
Hispanic1,59749631.06%
Multiple1,67045627.31%
Other30616052.29%
Asian1516039.74%
Native11436.36%

18.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.04%

Male Poverty Rate

21.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pottstown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pottstown is Other, with 52.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pottstown is White, with 11.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.39%.

Pottstown Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.05%
High School16.51%
Some College15.38%
Bachelors or Greater4.56%

Pottstown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.12%
Male Unemployed16.11%
Female Employed12.71%
Male Employed7.33%

Pottstown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pottstown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,331$63,363
Families$60,862$75,424
Married Families$78,422-
Non Families$31,398$40,186
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Income by Household Type

Pottstown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Pottstown Married by Age and Sex

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Pottstown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pottstown Marital Status by Race

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Pottstown Marital Status

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1,355

Number of Veterans

1,257

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam393
First Gulf War390
Second Gulf War199
Korea107
World War II46

Pottstown Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54486
65 to 74294
75+274
55 to 64253
18 to 3448

Pottstown Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1308.99%
Black1624.34%
Hispanic1099.95%
Other Race279.25%
2+ Races214.17%
Asian1510.27%

Pottstown Veterans by Race

Pottstown Veterans by Education

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7.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pottstown Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Pottstown Employment by Age

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Pottstown Employment by Race

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Pottstown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.82%

Born in Pottstown

96.25%

Native Born

3.75%

Foreign Born

1.87%

Non Citizen

1.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.25% of Pottstown residents were born in the United States, with 76.82% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pottstown Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202122,504-48-0.21%
202022,552-48-0.21%
201922,600-48-0.21%
201822,648-28-0.12%
201722,676-19-0.08%
201622,695190.08%
201522,676-34-0.15%
201422,7101110.49%
201322,5991090.48%
201222,490280.12%
201122,462950.42%
201022,3675080.23%
200021,859280.01%
199021,831-898-0.40%
198022,729-2,626-1.09%
197025,355-789-0.31%
196026,1443,5551.47%
195022,5892,3951.13%
194020,1947640.39%
193019,4301,9991.09%
192017,4311,8321.12%
191015,5991,9031.31%
190013,6964110.31%
189013,2857,9809.61%
18805,3051,1802.55%
18704,1250.00%

Pottstown Population by Year