Potter County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

16,086

Potter County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 16,086 with a growth rate of -0.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Potter County, Pennsylvania is the 63rd largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 17,451 and has seen a growth of -7.82% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,751-67-0.42%
202815,818-67-0.42%
202715,885-67-0.42%
202615,952-67-0.42%
202516,019-67-0.42%
202416,086-67-0.41%
202316,153-67-0.41%
202216,220-67-0.41%
202116,287-98-0.6%
202016,385-160-0.97%
201916,545-81-0.49%
201816,626-213-1.26%
201716,839-114-0.67%
201616,953-125-0.73%
201517,078-105-0.61%
201417,183-263-1.51%
201317,446-110-0.63%
201217,5561080.62%
201117,448-3-0.02%
201017,451
199016,717-1,009-5.69%
198017,7261,3318.12%
197016,395-88-0.53%
196016,483-327-1.95%
195016,810-1,391-7.64%
194018,2017124.07%
193017,489-3,600-17.07%
192021,089-8,640-29.06%
191029,729-892-2.91%
190030,6217,84334.43%
189022,7788,98165.09%
188013,7972,53222.48%
187011,265-205-1.79%
186011,4705,42289.65%
18506,0482,67779.41%
18403,3712,106166.48%
18301,2651,079580.11%
1820186157541.38%
181029-15,722-99.82%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.41% (-67)
County Website
Potter County
County Seat
2010 Population
17,451
Area
1081 mi²
Density
15 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.82% (-1,365)
Founded
September 1, 1826

Potter County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,78496.3%
Two or more races3722.27%
Asian870.53%
Black or African American770.47%
Other race440.27%
Native American210.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.03%
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Potter County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Potter County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Potter County, Pennsylvania Median Age

48.1

Total

46.9

Male

48.8

Female

Potter County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 13,066 adults, (4,077 of whom are seniors) in Potter County, Pennsylvania.

Potter County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

82.3

Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Potter County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female8,17049.85%
Male8,22050.15%

Potter County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Potter County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,5952.458020
Married3,5842.9888.111.9
Non Family2,2391.2372.827.2
Female4993.5153.946.1
Male2733.5281.318.7
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Potter County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Potter County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Potter County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.37%.

Potter County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,500

Average Earnings

$45,674

Average Male

$32,453

Average Female

Potter County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Potter County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Potter County, Pennsylvania Language

97.13% of Potter County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 2.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.07% of the population.

Potter County, Pennsylvania Language

Potter County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,4101,80711.73%
Multiple36412133.24%
Hispanic2487229.03%
Other371232.43%
Black66812.12%
Native21628.57%
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12.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.9%

Male Poverty Rate

13.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Potter County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Potter County, Pennsylvania is Multiple, with 33.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Potter County, Pennsylvania is White, with 11.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.95%.

Potter County, Pennsylvania Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.04%
High School12.08%
Some College7.33%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%
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Potter County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40.94%
Male Unemployed7.27%
Female Employed6.22%
Male Employed3.43%
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Potter County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Potter County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Potter County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Potter County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Potter County, Pennsylvania 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 55-64.

Potter County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Potter County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,312

Number of Veterans

1,221

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

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Potter County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Potter County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Potter County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Potter County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potter County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Potter County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Potter County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Potter County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.53%

Born in Potter County, Pennsylvania

98.69%

Native Born

1.31%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.69% of Potter County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 71.53% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Potter County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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