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Pottstown borough, Pennsylvania

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Table

Pottstown borough, Pennsylvania
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
NA
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
NA
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 23,433
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 22,377
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
8.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.5%
Female persons, percent
52.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
67.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
23.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
7.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
62.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,355
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 49.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $124,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,430
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $636
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $979
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 9,096
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 8.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 87.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 77.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 20.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 12.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 69.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 53,252
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 244,380
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 360,152
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 335,041
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,904
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 27.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $50,331
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $25,994
Persons in poverty, percent
18.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 1,424
Men-owned firms, 2012 749
Women-owned firms, 2012 383
Minority-owned firms, 2012 224
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,024
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 141
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,036
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 4,578.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 4.89
FIPS Code 4262416
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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