Pottstown, Pennsylvania Population 2020

22,625

Pottstown is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 22,625, it is the 23rd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1675th largest city in the United States. Pottstown is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually but its population has increased by 1.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,377 in 2010. Pottstown reached it's highest population of 26,144 in 1960. Spanning over 5 miles, Pottstown has a population density of 4,664 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pottstown is $62,740 with a poverty rate of 19.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $944 per month, and the median house value is $126,000. The median age in Pottstown is 35.5 years, 35.3 years for males, and 35.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.4 males.

Pottstown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pottstown was:

  • White: 68.83%
  • Black or African American: 20.97%
  • Two or more races: 7.16%
  • Other race: 2.04%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pottstown, Pennsylvania is 22,625, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,667.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,377.

Pottstown, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,62068.83%
Black or African American4,75820.97%
Two or More Races1,6247.16%
Some Other Race4622.04%
Asian1760.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native540.24%

Pottstown Population Pyramid 2020

Pottstown Median Age

35.5


Total

35.3


Male

35.8


Female

Pottstown Adults

There are 17,058 adults, (2,867 of whom are seniors) in Pottstown.

Pottstown Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Pottstown Sex Ratio

Female

11,737

51.72%

Male

10,957

48.28%

Pottstown Households and Families

Pottstown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pottstown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.3%29.7%
All51.5%48.5%
Male47.3%52.7%
Non Family42.4%57.6%
Female27.9%72.1%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0762.4851.5
Married3,6163.2270.3
Non Family3,5011.242.4
Female1,4433.427.9
Male5163.3547.3

3.15

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pottstown Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5453.58%
9th to 12th Grade1,4129.28%
High School Graduate5,66837.26%
Some College3,11420.47%
Associates Degree1,4199.33%
Bachelors Degree2,02313.30%
Graduate Degree1,0326.78%

Pottstown Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,1119,8742,550
Black2,6382,296346
Hispanic1,078731128
Other Race34923716
Multiple Races31228533
Asian11210316
Native American4747

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 22.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,522$41,981$31,355
Less Than High School$27,479$35,744$19,643
High School Grad$31,793$40,821$24,032
Some College$37,558$41,989$32,334
Bachelors Degree$44,358$45,603$43,079
Graduate Degree$53,411$62,500$51,736

$37,522

Average Earnings

$41,981

Average Male

$31,355

Average Female

Pottstown Language

Pottstown Language by Age

Pottstown Language

90.44% of Pottstown residents speak only English, while 9.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.25% of the population.

Pottstown Poverty

Pottstown Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,2661,61111.29%
Black4,6811,44530.87%
Hispanic1,79668638.20%
Multiple1,62440524.94%
Other46225755.63%
Asian17611464.77%
Native544787.04%

19.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.92%

Male Poverty Rate

21.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pottstown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pottstown is Native, with 87.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pottstown is White, with 11.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.73%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.64%
High School16.18%
Some College14.67%
Bachelors or Greater1.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.09%
Male Unemployed23.19%
Female Employed9.50%
Male Employed5.70%

Pottstown Income

Pottstown Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,377$62,740
Families$60,343$74,835
Married Families$76,366-
Non Families$31,891$39,788

Pottstown Marital Status

Pottstown Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Pottstown Married by Age and Sex

Pottstown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pottstown Marital Status by Race

Pottstown Veterans

1,463

Number of Veterans

1,360

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam361
First Gulf War343
Second Gulf War223
Korea125
World War II51
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2109.56%
Black1635.11%
Hispanic12810.15%
Other5612.93%
2 or More234.32%
Asian116.43%

$Pottstown Veterans by Education

9.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pottstown Employment Status

69.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Pottstown Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.54%

Born in Pennsylvania

95.49%

Native Born

4.51%

Foreign Born

2.16%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.49% of Pottstown residents were born in the United States, with 76.54% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202022,625-21-0.09%
201922,646-21-0.09%
201822,667-15-0.07%
201722,682-21-0.09%
201622,703220.10%
201522,681-32-0.14%
201422,7131120.50%
201322,6011100.49%
201222,491310.14%
201122,460930.42%
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%