Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
143,846
0.487% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.7
1.53% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.96%
3.64% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$87,109
0.38% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$270,600
4.24% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
76,029
1.41% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA had a population of 144k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $87,109. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA grew from 143,149 to 143,846, a 0.487% increase and its median household income grew from $86,779 to $87,109, a 0.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.83%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.19%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.94%), and White (Hispanic) (2.43%).

7.79% of the households in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County (Northwest)--Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA are Ursinus College (369 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was $270,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.2%.

Most people in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA is home to a population of 144k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.21% of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (8.93k people).

In 2020, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.03k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA are Spanish (2,752 households), Telugu (645 households), and Hindi (633 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
73,178
Women
51%
70,444
Men
49%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 143,622 inhabitants, with 49% men, and 51% women.

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Citizenship

97.4%
2020 Citizenship
97.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.4% of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    118k ± 1.45k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.82k ± 1.01k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.03k ± 860
3.94%
Hispanic Population
5.67k people

In 2020, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.82k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.03k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.94% of the people in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA are hispanic (5.67k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    1,894 ± 1,061 people
  2. Mexico
    584 ± 592 people
  3. China
    421 ± 503 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was India, the natal country of 1,894 Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA residents, followed by Mexico with 584 and China with 421.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.21%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
8.93k people
5.66%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.1k people

As of 2020, 6.21% of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA residents (8.93k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was 5.66%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,752 households (2.03%)
  2. Telugu
    645 households (0.475%)
  3. Hindi
    633 households (0.466%)

7.79% of the households in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was Spanish. 2.03% of the households in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,192 ± 310
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,457 ± 464
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    899 ± 204

Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA employs 76k people. The largest industries in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA are Elementary & secondary schools (5,167 people), Construction (4,580 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,433 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($171,156), Plastics product manufacturing ($164,772), and Management of companies & enterprises ($150,063).

Males in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,712. The income inequality in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
37,496
Women
49.3%
38,533
Men
50.7%

The workforce of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA in 2020 was 76,029 people, with 49.3% woman, and 50.7% men.

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Occupations

76k
2020 Value
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 1.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 75k employees to 76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA, are Other managers (2,688 people), Registered nurses (2,006 people), and Customer service representatives (1,896 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76k
2020 Value
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 1.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 75k employees to 76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,167 people), Construction (4,580 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,433 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,142
Median earning men ± $1,606
$40,595
Median earning women ± $1,093

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,155), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($78,681), and Manufacturing ($75,488).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,668), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,176), and Manufacturing ($59,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

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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. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

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Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2020, universities in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA awarded 369 degrees. The student population of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 764 male students and 729 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA are White (280 and 76.3%), followed by Black or African American (25 and 6.81%), Hispanic or Latino (25 and 6.81%), and Asian (15 and 4.09%).

The largest universities in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Ursinus College (369 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County (Northwest)--Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA are General Biological Sciences (51 and 13.8%), Applied Economices (47 and 12.7%), and Exercise Physiology (36 and 9.76%).

The median tuition cost in Montgomery County (Northwest)--Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA for private four year colleges is $55,210.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,493 (51.2% men and 48.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,493 students enrolled in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA, 51.2% men and 48.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,108 records, of which 49.6% were women and 50.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 51 degree-majors awarded
  2. 47 degree-majors awarded
  3. 36 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Montgomery County (Northwest)--Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was General Biological Sciences with 51 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
369 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ursinus College with 369 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 166 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA, which is 0.818 times less than the 203 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 280 degrees mean that there were 11.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($55,210) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.3% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.522% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (34.5k), Bachelors Degree (26.9k), and Some college (18.7k).

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The median property value in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was $270,600 in 2020, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $259,600 to $270,600, a 4.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA is 76.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 30.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA is $87,109. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

Property

$270,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,970
$41,434
Median Property Taxes
±$1,300

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Rent vs Own

76.2%
Homeownership
2020
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.2% of the housing units in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$87,109
Median Household Income
± $2,200
54.4k
Number of Households
± 1,678

In 2020, the median household income of the 54.4k households in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA grew to $87,109 from the previous year's value of $86,779.

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Wage Distribution

0.469
2020 Wage GINI in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA
0.466
2019 Wage GINI in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA

In 2020, the income inequality in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.556% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.66%)
  3. Carpooled (6.62%)

In 2020, 80.2% of workers in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.66%) and those who carpooled to work (6.62%).

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Commute Time

30.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA have a longer commute time (30.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

6.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA (9.8k out of 141k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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97% of the population of Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 63.8% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.6% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1235 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,235 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,235 patients per year. This represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1,237 patients).

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 42.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.96%
Uninsured
63.8%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
0.6%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pottstown Borough PUMA, PA declined by 11.9% from 3.36% to 2.96%.

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