Pottsville, PA

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Population

144,287

0.836% decline

Poverty Rate

12.5%


Median Age

44.2


Median Household Income

$47,642

2.3% growth

Number of Employees

62,886

0.243% decline

Median Property Value

$96,200

1.05% growth

About

In 2017, Pottsville, PA had a population of 144k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $47,642. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pottsville, PA declined from 145,503 to 144,287, a -0.836% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,573 to $47,642, a 2.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pottsville, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%), White (Hispanic) (2.12%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.15%). N/A% of the people in Pottsville, PA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pottsville, PA are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill (111 degrees awarded in 2017), McCann School of Business & Technology (438212) (105 degrees), and Schuylkill Technology Center (55 degrees).

The median property value in Pottsville, PA is $96,200, and the homeownership rate is 74.8%. Most people in Pottsville, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pottsville, PA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Farm, hills and grasslands in rural Pennsylvania.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Pottsville, PA employs 62.9k people. The largest industries in Pottsville, PA are Manufacturing (11,670 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,219 people), and Retail Trade (8,750 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,673), Utilities ($53,188), and Public Administration ($50,538).

Median household income in Pottsville, PA is $47,642. Males in Pottsville, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Pottsville, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,642

2017 value

± $1,383

2.3%

1 Year Growth

± 3.73%

Households in Pottsville, PA have a median annual income of $47,642, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,573 in 2016, which represents a 2.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pottsville, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pottsville, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $99,119, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $90,122 and $88,569.

The following map shows all of the counties in Pottsville, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pottsville, PA (17.1k out of 137k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,165 ± 700

  2. Hispanic

    1,616 ± 219

  3. Two Or More

    644 ± 168

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pottsville, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

62.9k

2017 Value

± 1,390

-0.243%

1 Year decline

± 3.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pottsville, PA declined at a rate of -0.243%, from 63k employees to 62.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pottsville, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,784 people), Production Occupations (7,104 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,374 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pottsville, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pottsville, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,784 people), Production Occupations (7,104 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,374 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Pottsville, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.48 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.95 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pottsville, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,240), Management Occupations ($63,523), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

62.9k

2017 Value

± 1,390

-0.243%

1 Year decline

± 3.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pottsville, PA declined at a rate of -0.243%, from 63k employees to 62.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pottsville, PA, are Manufacturing (11,670 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,219 people), and Retail Trade (8,750 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pottsville, PA, though some of these residents may live in Pottsville, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pottsville, PA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (11,670 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,219 people), and Retail Trade (8,750 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Pottsville, PA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.83 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.75 times), and Utilities (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pottsville, PA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,673), Utilities ($53,188), and Public Administration ($50,538).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.2% of the population of Pottsville, PA has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Pottsville, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Pottsville, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.81%

Uninsured

49.1%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pottsville, PA declined by 13.9% from 7.91% to 6.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pottsville, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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Diversity

Pottsville, PA is home to a population of 144k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.91% of Pottsville, PA residents were born outside of the country (2.76k people).

In 2017, there were 35.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Pottsville, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.05k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pottsville, PA was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Pottsville, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pottsville, PA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.91%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.76k people

1.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.69k people

As of 2017, 1.91% of Pottsville, PA residents (2.76k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pottsville, PA was 1.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Pottsville, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pottsville, PA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pottsville, PA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    132k ± 62

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    3.76k ± 221

  3. White (Hispanic)

    3.05k ± 336

In 2017, there were 35.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Pottsville, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.05k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Pottsville, PA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,190 ± 252

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,447 ± 236

  3. Korea

    1,335 ± 148

Pottsville, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pottsville, PA awarded 336 degrees. The student population of Pottsville, PA is skewed towards women, with 412 male students and 690 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pottsville, PA are White (291 and 86.6%), followed by Black or African American (20 and 5.95%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 5.36%), and Unknown (3 and 0.893%).

The largest universities in Pottsville, PA by number of degrees awarded are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill (111 and 33%), McCann School of Business & Technology (438212) (105 and 31.3%), and Schuylkill Technology Center (55 and 16.4%).

The most popular majors in Pottsville, PA are Registered Nursing (54 and 16.1%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (34 and 10.1%), and General Cosmetology (34 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Pottsville, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $13,484 and $21,402 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 13 degrees awarded

  2. 23 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pottsville, PA was HVAC Maintenance with 13 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pottsville, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 111 degrees awarded

  2. 105 degrees awarded

  3. 55 degrees awarded

$13,484

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pottsville, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill with 111 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

115

Degrees Awarded to Men

221

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 115 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pottsville, PA, which is 0.52 times less than the 221 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    291 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pottsville, PA were to White students. These 291 degrees mean that there were 14.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pottsville, PA was $96,200 in 2017, which is 0.419 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,200 to $96,200, a 1.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Pottsville, PA is 74.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pottsville, PA have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pottsville, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$96,200

2017 Median

± $2,113

$95,200

2016 Median

± $2,577

In 2017, the median property value in Pottsville, PA grew to to $96,200 from the previous year's value of $95,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pottsville, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pottsville, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$47,642

Median Household Income

± $1,383

58.8k

Number of Households

± 1,274

In 2017, the median household income of the 58.8k households in Pottsville, PA grew to $47,642 from the previous year's value of $46,573.

The following chart displays the households in Pottsville, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pottsville, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pottsville, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.8%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.8% of the housing units in Pottsville, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pottsville, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pottsville, PA have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.77% of the workforce in Pottsville, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.28%

  3. Walked

    2.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pottsville, PA was Drove Alone (83.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.28%) and those who Walked (2.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pottsville, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pottsville, PA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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