Pottsville, Pennsylvania Population 2020

13,353

Pottsville is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 13,353, it is the 43rd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2504th largest city in the United States. Pottsville is currently declining at a rate of -0.75% annually and its population has decreased by -6.78% 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 3,206 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pottsville is $58,576 with a poverty rate of 17.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $629 per month, and the median house value is $68,100. The median age in Pottsville is 42.7 years, 41.5 years for males, and 44.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males.

Pottsville Demographics

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

  • White: 96.15%
  • Black or African American: 2.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.13%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pottsville, Pennsylvania is 13,353, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,555.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,324.

Pottsville, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020140,869-599-0.43%
2019141,468-599-0.42%
2018142,067-599-0.42%
2017142,666-855-0.60%
2016143,521-608-0.42%
2015144,129-1,262-0.88%
2014145,391-1,274-0.88%
2013146,665-455-0.31%
2012147,120-399-0.27%
2011147,519-766-0.52%
2010148,2850.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,19996.15%
Black or African American3202.33%
Two or More Races1551.13%
Asian310.23%
Some Other Race190.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.03%

Pottsville Population Pyramid 2020

Pottsville Median Age

42.7


Total

41.5


Male

44.6


Female

Pottsville Adults

There are 11,085 adults, (2,719 of whom are seniors) in Pottsville.

Pottsville Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Pottsville Sex Ratio

Female

7,114

51.82%

Male

6,614

48.18%

Pottsville Households and Families

Pottsville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pottsville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.4%10.6%
All64%36%
Male59.9%40.1%
Female49.9%50.1%
Non Family45%55%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8782.2164
Non Family2,4861.1545
Married2,3103.0589.4
Female7382.9149.9
Male3442.7359.9

2.91

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pottsville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2672.73%
9th to 12th Grade7547.72%
High School Graduate4,35444.56%
Some College1,54315.79%
Associates Degree1,04710.72%
Bachelors Degree1,09411.20%
Graduate Degree7117.28%

Pottsville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,3568,3591,767
Black1791736
Hispanic16315023
Multiple Races63592
Asian31267
Other Race1916
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 asian people with a rate of 22.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,262$41,708$30,599
Less Than High School$16,719$11,903$36,613
High School Grad$30,649$40,005$24,053
Some College$33,750$44,211$30,810
Bachelors Degree$52,068$62,772$34,833
Graduate Degree$60,682$72,500$51,875

$35,262

Average Earnings

$41,708

Average Male

$30,599

Average Female

Pottsville Language

Pottsville Language by Age

Pottsville Language

95.14% of Pottsville residents speak only English, while 4.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.27% of the population.

Pottsville Poverty

Pottsville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,1791,89615.57%
Hispanic40015939.75%
Black24313153.91%
Multiple1454833.10%
Other19947.37%

17.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.46%

Male Poverty Rate

16.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pottsville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pottsville is Black, with 53.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pottsville is White, with 15.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.10%
High School16.96%
Some College13.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.64%
Male Unemployed38.29%
Female Employed11.89%
Male Employed6.74%

Pottsville Income

Pottsville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,645$58,576
Families$53,918$73,885
Married Families$68,277-
Non Families$22,462$36,385

Pottsville Marital Status

Pottsville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Pottsville Married by Age and Sex

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

Pottsville Veterans

1,125

Number of Veterans

1,034

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam395
Second Gulf War226
First Gulf War194
World War II129
Korea83
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74346
75+301
35 to 54269
55 to 64172
18 to 3437
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,12110.42%
Black41.91%

$Pottsville Veterans by Education

8.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pottsville Employment Status

57%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Pottsville 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

85.21%

Born in Pennsylvania

98.81%

Native Born

1.19%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.81% of Pottsville residents were born in the United States, with 85.21% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,353-101-0.75%
201913,454-101-0.75%
201813,555-74-0.54%
201713,629-101-0.74%
201613,730-95-0.69%
201513,825-121-0.87%
201413,946-114-0.81%
201314,060-68-0.48%
201214,128-78-0.55%
201114,206-112-0.78%
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%