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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Pottstown is 22,519, which is 3.02% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 3.89% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Pottstown population density is 4,536.50 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 277.04 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Pottstown is white, which represent 75.36% of the total population. The average Pottstown education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 22,519. #26

Population Growth Since 2000, #453

Pottstown, PA
3.02%
Pennsylvania
3.89%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #165

Pottstown, PA
4,536.50 per square mile
Pennsylvania
277.04 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:16,970 (75.36%, #1660)
Black:4,015 (17.83%, #63)
Hispanic:1,559 (6.92%, #197)
Asian:76 (0.34%, #694)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):42 (0.19%, #259)
One Race, Other:599 (2.66%, see rank)
Two or More Races:817 (3.63%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:313 (20.08%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:874 (56.06%, see rank)
Cuban:68 (4.36%, see rank)
Central American:245 (15.72%, see rank)
South American:7 (0.45%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

19,988 (88.76%) out of the total population of 22,519 reported first ancestry.

 Pottstown, PA% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Arab960.43%, see rank0.49%0.56%
Czech1720.76%, see rank0.40%0.47%
Danish170.08%, see rank0.13%0.42%
Dutch1,0064.47%, see rank1.76%1.40%
English1,1965.31%, see rank7.42%8.02%
French5172.30%, see rank1.87%3.34%
German6,91530.71%, see rank27.27%15.03%
Greek220.10%, see rank0.50%0.41%
Hungarian1970.87%, see rank1.03%0.46%
Irish4,08718.15%, see rank16.97%10.80%
Italian2,59011.50%, see rank12.13%5.52%
Norwegian600.27%, see rank0.33%1.42%
Polish1,4756.55%, see rank6.62%3.01%
Portuguese220.10%, see rank0.15%0.44%
Russian1810.80%, see rank1.47%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1810.80%, see rank1.18%0.99%
Scottish4051.80%, see rank1.50%1.72%
Subsaharan African990.44%, see rank0.74%0.95%
Swedish1790.79%, see rank0.82%1.27%
Swiss590.26%, see rank0.51%0.30%
Ukrainian1460.65%, see rank0.88%0.31%
American5872.61%, see rank5.22%7.12%
Welsh2090.93%, see rank1.30%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 10,896 (48.39%, see rank)
Females: 11,623 (51.61%, see rank)

Pottstown, PA
Male: 48.39%
Female: 51.61%
Pennsylvania
Male: 48.84%
Female: 51.16%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Pottstown, PA
37.70 years old
Pennsylvania
40.40 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Pottstown, PA
35.90 years old
Pennsylvania
38.90 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Pottstown, PA
39.70 years old
Pennsylvania
41.90 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Pottstown, PA% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Under 5 years1,7387.72%, see rank5.64%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,4766.55%, see rank5.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,3025.78%, see rank6.07%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,4116.27%, see rank6.84%6.85%
20 to 24 years1,1575.14%, see rank6.86%7.13%
25 to 34 years3,41915.18%, see rank12.38%13.47%
35 to 44 years2,88012.79%, see rank12.21%12.96%
45 to 54 years3,13713.93%, see rank14.70%14.09%
55 to 64 years3,05113.55%, see rank13.41%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,5847.03%, see rank8.32%7.64%
75 to 84 8943.97%, see rank5.18%4.25%
85 years and over4702.09%, see rank2.50%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Pottstown, PAPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population15,435, 100%8,764,740209,056,129
Less Than High School2,269, 14.70%, see rank11.03%13.67%
High School Graduate6,360, 41.21%, see rank36.75%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree4,017, 26.03%, see rank24.12%29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,845, 11.95%, see rank17.14%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree944, 6.12%, see rank10.96%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.84, see rank13.4913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Pottstown, PA PennsylvaniaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten66068.64%31.36%62.52%37.48%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,19688.52%, see rank11.48%, see rank86.09%13.91%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,12393.94%, see rank6.06%, see rank87.25%12.75%90.60%9.40%
College1,05474.48%, see rank25.52%, see rank63.29%36.71%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School26729.59%, see rank70.41%, see rank44.72%55.28%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Pottstown, PAPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total Households9,504, 100%4,957,736116,211,092
Average Household Size2.34, see rank2.492.63
1 Person Households3,488, 36.70%, see rank29.56%27.57%
2 or More Person Households6,016, 63.30%, see rank70.44%72.43%
Family Households (Families)5,379, 56.60%, see rank64.63%66.22%
Average Family Size3.23, see rank3.173.32
Married-Couple Family3,513, 36.96%, see rank48.29%48.42%
Nonfamily Households4,125, 43.40%, see rank35.37%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Pottstown, PA%PennsylvaniaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total18,003see rank10,512,604252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over8,504100%, see rank5,082,468123,281,364
Never Married3,17037.28%, see rank36.13%35.77%
Married4,01647.22%, see rank52.34%52.04%
Widowed2252.65%, see rank3.10%2.57%
Divorced1,09312.85%, see rank8.43%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over9,499100%, see rank5,430,136129,692,771
Never Married2,87330.25%, see rank30.18%29.48%
Married4,01642.28%, see rank48.71%49.19%
Widowed8899.36%, see rank10.75%9.16%
Divorced1,72118.12%, see rank10.35%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Pottstown, PA%PennsylvaniaU.S.
Native21,93397.40%, see rank93.87%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence18,41481.77%, see rank73.68%58.73%
Born in Different State3,06713.62%, see rank18.61%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4522.01%, see rank1.58%1.42%
Foreign Born5862.60%, see rank6.13%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2861.27%, see rank3.15%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship3001.33%, see rank2.98%7.09%
Born In Europe390.17%, see rank1.34%1.53%
Born In Asia600.27%, see rank2.36%3.82%
Born In Africa530.24%, see rank0.44%0.55%
Born In Oceania130.06%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America4211.87%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Pottstown, PA%PennsylvaniaU.S.
English8,76992.27%, see rank88.50%79.39%
Spanish4815.06%, see rank4.69%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1972.07%, see rank4.40%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages90.09%, see rank1.81%3.36%
Other480.51%, see rank0.60%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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