Pottsville, Pennsylvania Population 2021

13,347
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Pottsville is a city located in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Schuylkill County. With a 2020 population of 13,347, it is the 42nd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2513th largest city in the United States . Pottsville is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -6.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,324 in 2010. Pottsville reached it's highest population of 24,530 in 1940. Spanning over 4 miles, Pottsville has a population density of 3,204 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pottsville is $59,360 with a poverty rate of 16.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $659 per month, and the median house value is $71,400. The median age in Pottsville is 42.2 years, 42.8 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Pottsville Demographics

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

  • White: 94.23%
  • Black or African American: 4.37%
  • Two or more races: 1.08%
  • Other race: 0.15%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pottsville, Pennsylvania is 13,347 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,539.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,324.

Pottsville, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021140,447-456-0.32%
2020140,903-456-0.32%
2019141,359-456-0.32%
2018141,815-765-0.54%
2017142,580-917-0.64%
2016143,497-620-0.43%
2015144,117-1,276-0.89%
2014145,393-1,275-0.88%
2013146,668-457-0.31%
2012147,125-413-0.28%
2011147,538-750-0.51%
2010148,2880.00%

Pottsville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,86094.23%
Black or African American5964.37%
Two or More Races1481.08%
Some Other Race200.15%
Asian190.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.04%
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Pottsville Population by Race

Pottsville Population Pyramid $2021

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Pottsville Median Age

42.2


Total

42.8


Male

41.7


Female

Pottsville Adults

There are 10,888 adults, (2,595 of whom are seniors) in Pottsville.

Pottsville Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pottsville Sex Ratio

Female

7,348

53.84%

Male

6,300

46.16%

Pottsville Population by Age

Pottsville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pottsville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All62.9%37.1%
Male60.2%39.8%
Non Family47.4%52.6%
Female45.9%54.1%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pottsville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9172.1862.9
Non Family2,5421.1547.4
Married2,1313.0688.5
Female8452.8345.9
Male3992.7160.2

2.88

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Pottsville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2542.64%
9th to 12th Grade6396.64%
High School Graduate4,21543.79%
Some College1,57916.41%
Associates Degree1,08411.26%
Bachelors Degree1,11811.62%
Graduate Degree7367.65%
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Pottsville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pottsville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,0768,2091,801
Black2762697
Hispanic19718236
2+ Races81774
Other Race2015
Asian19156
Native American55

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 asian people with a rate of 31.58%.

Pottsville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,027$43,467$31,787
Less Than 9th Grade$16,920$$35,809
High School Graduate$33,285$40,417$26,338
Some College$32,903$44,322$30,547
Bachelors Degree$52,027$62,625$42,784
Graduate Degree$64,784$75,625$58,250

$36,027

Average Earnings

$43,467

Average Male

$31,787

Average Female

Pottsville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pottsville Language by Age

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Pottsville Language

94.85% of Pottsville residents speak only English, while 5.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Pottsville Language

Pottsville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,7421,77415.11%
Black53120338.23%
Hispanic51516031.07%
Other201155.00%
Multiple14374.90%

16.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.00%

Male Poverty Rate

15.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pottsville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pottsville is Other, with 55.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pottsville is Multiple, with 4.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.02%.

Pottsville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.30%
High School16.98%
Some College15.07%
Bachelors or Greater4.06%

Pottsville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed65.50%
Female Unemployed60.34%
Female Employed10.70%
Male Employed6.49%

Pottsville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pottsville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,083$59,360
Families$56,044$74,135
Married Families$74,880-
Non Families$23,516$37,658
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Income by Household Type

Pottsville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Pottsville Married by Age and Sex

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Pottsville 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 35-44.

Pottsville Marital Status by Race

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Pottsville Marital Status

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1,034

Number of Veterans

931

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam397
First Gulf War222
Second Gulf War163
World War II105
Korea49

Pottsville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74309
75+266
55 to 64210
35 to 54208
18 to 3441

Pottsville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0099.69%
Black257.23%

Pottsville Veterans by Race

Pottsville Veterans by Education

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8.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pottsville Veterans by Education

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58.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Pottsville Employment by Age

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Pottsville Employment by Race

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Pottsville 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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84.85%

Born in Pottsville

98.55%

Native Born

1.45%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

1.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.55% of Pottsville residents were born in the United States, with 84.85% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pottsville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,347-64-0.48%
202013,411-64-0.47%
201913,475-64-0.47%
201813,539-80-0.59%
201713,619-110-0.80%
201613,729-96-0.69%
201513,825-120-0.86%
201413,945-117-0.83%
201314,062-66-0.47%
201214,128-79-0.56%
201114,207-111-0.78%
201014,318-1,231-0.82%
200015,549-1,054-0.65%
199016,603-1,592-0.91%
198018,195-1,520-0.80%
197019,715-1,944-0.94%
196021,659-1,981-0.87%
195023,640-890-0.37%
194024,5302300.09%
193024,3002,4241.06%
192021,8761,6400.78%
191020,2364,5262.56%
190015,7101,5931.07%
189014,1178640.63%
188013,2538690.68%
187012,3842,9402.75%
18609,4441,9292.31%
18507,5153,1705.63%
18404,3450.00%

Pottsville Population by Year