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Population (year 2000): 21,859. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,551 (-1.4% change)
Males: 10,386 (47.5%), Females: 11,473 (52.5%)

Montgomery County

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Median resident age: 36.1 years
Median household income: $35,785 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,600 (year 2000)

Pottstown, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Pottstown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.5%)
  • Black (15.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (25.2%), Irish (13.6%), Italian (9.8%), Polish (6.3%), English (6.0%), Dutch (4.9%).

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Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Pottstown,

For population 25 years and over in Pottstown

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pottstown borough

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

2.2% Foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +219 (+1.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Reading, (20.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (38.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: PA (1.4 miles Kenilworth, Pottstown, PA (1.5 miles South House, PA (1.7 miles Halfway PA (2.1 miles Pottsgrove, PA (2.8 miles Stowe, PA (3.5 miles Sanatoga, PA (5.1 miles Gilbertsville, PA (5.7 miles Boyertown,

Latitude: 40.25 N, Longitude: 75.64 W

Area codes: 610, 484


Pottstown, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.3%), Educational,health and social services (18.3%), Retail trade (12.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,453 (+6.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,888 (28.0%)


 

Crime in Pottstown by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 2 1 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 4.6 9.1 4.6 4.6 4.6
Rapes 6 8 20 13 26 28
    per 100,000 27.4 36.6 91.5 59.5 118.9 128.1
Robberies 47 44 48 60 50 56
    per 100,000 215.0 201.3 219.6 274.5 228.7 256.2
Assaults 116 93 124 125 145 130
    per 100,000 530.7 425.5 567.3 571.8 663.3 594.7
Burglaries 188 134 146 185 175 152
    per 100,000 860.1 613.0 667.9 846.3 800.6 695.4
Thefts 775 706 758 865 853 1,002
    per 100,000 3545.5 3229.8 3467.7 3957.2 3902.3 4583.9
Auto thefts 81 72 79 87 94 89
    per 100,000 370.6 329.4 361.4 398.0 430.0 407.2
413.3 363.1 439.5 474.4 500.0 516.2


Average climate in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pottstown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1994, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Pottstown city center killed 3 people and injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category 3 tornado 17.1 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Aaron Beasley - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Jul 7, 1973), Rian Wallace - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: May 24, 1982), Tim Bausher - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Boston Red Sox, born: Apr 23, 1979), Moshe Wright - College football player (Temple Owls).


Main business address for: PATRIOT BANK CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Pottstown:
  • POTTSTOWN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (HIGH STREET & FIRESTONE ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pottstown:
  • PHOENIXVILLE HOSP UNIV OF PA HLTH SYS (about 12 miles; PHOENIXVILLE, PA)
  • BRYN MAWR REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; MALVERN, PA)
  • EAGLEVILLE HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; EAGLEVILLE, PA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pottstown:
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 23 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 32 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 39 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; ID: PHL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pottstown:
  • POTTSTOWN MUNI (about 2 miles; POTTSTOWN, PA; ID: N47)
  • POTTSTOWN LIMERICK (about 7 miles; POTTSTOWN, PA; ID: PTW)
  • BUTTER VALLEY GOLF PORT (about 12 miles; BALLY, PA; ID: 7N8)

Amtrak stations near Pottstown:
  • 16 miles: EXTON (CREST AVE. OFF RTE. 100). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: DOWNINGTOWN (VIADUCT AVE.). Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: PAOLI (LANCASTER PIKE & S. VALLEY RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 16 $51,390 $38,542 0 $0
Streets and Highways 14 $44,999 $38,570 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   1 $2,365
Other and Unallocable 4 $10,063 $30,189 1 $1,377
Other Government Administration 34 $126,652 $44,700 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $22,393 $29,857 1 $545
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $3,171 $38,052 0 $0
Police - Other 17 $47,457 $33,499 0 $0
Water Supply 14 $44,768 $38,372 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 39 $193,180 $59,440 0 $0
Totals for Government 148 $544,072 $44,113 3 $4,287


Colleges/Universities in Pottstown:
  • ANTONELLI MEDICAL AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 85; Location: 1700 INDUSTRIAL HWY; Private, for-profit)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 39; Location: 141 HIGH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pottstown:
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 16 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,042)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 22 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; FT enrollment: 10,419)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 22 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 22 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 24 miles; READING, PA; FT enrollment: 2,003)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; FT enrollment: 8,547)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 26 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,334)
Public high schools in Pottstown:
  • OWEN J ROBERTS HS (Students: 1,315; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • POTTSGROVE SHS (Students: 1,077; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • POTTSTOWN SHS (Students: 863; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Pottstown:
  • ST PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 568; Location: 844 NORTH KEIM STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE HILL SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 717 EAST HIGH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • WEST-MONT CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 270; Location: 873 S HANOVER ST; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Pottstown:
  • OWEN J ROBERTS MS (Students: 1,020; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • POTTSGROVE MS (Students: 773; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • POTTSTOWN MS (Students: 744; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RINGING ROCKS EL SCH (Students: 527; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTH COVENTRY EL SCH (Students: 511; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST COVENTRY EL SCH (Students: 475; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LINCOLN EL SCH (Students: 429; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FRENCH CREEK EL SCH (Students: 412; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LOWER POTTSGROVE EL SCH (Students: 390; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • FRANKLIN EL SCH (Students: 380; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Pottstown:
  • ST ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: HANOVER & THIRD STS.; Grades: KG - 8)
  • COVENTRY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INC (Students: 312; Location: 962 EAST SCHUYLKILL ROAD; Grades: PK - 11)
  • WYNDCROFT SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 1395 WILSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETERS SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 1126 SOUTH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHILDRENS HOUSE INC (Students: 26; Location: 1621 OLD RIDGE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Pottstown:
  • POTTSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $429,265; Location: 500 HIGH STREET; 70,858 books; 1,947 audio materials; 1,809 video materials; 221 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Pottstown: Brookside Country Club (A), Leader Nursing Rehabilation Center (B), Pottsgrove Mansion (C).

Church in Pottstown: Hillside Gospel Chapel (A).

Cemeteries: Pottstown Cemetery (1), Highland Memorial Park (2), Mount Zion Cemetery (3), Saint Aloysius Cemetery (4).

Creek: Manatawny Creek (A).

Park in Pottstown: Manatawny Park (1).


Pottstown compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Pottstown:
  • WPAZ (1370 AM; 1 kW; POTTSTOWN, PA; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHE (690 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PHOENIXVILLE, PA; Owner: SALVATION BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCOJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; COATESVILLE, PA; Owner: WCOJ RADIO COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pottstown:
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Pottstown:
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)

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