Pottsville, PA

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Population

13,827

0.917% decline

Median Age

44


Median Household Income

$39,886

3.64% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Number of Employees

5,965

3% growth

Median Property Value

$68,800

0.722% decline

About

In 2017, Pottsville, PA had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $39,886. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pottsville, PA declined from 13,955 to 13,827, a -0.917% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,484 to $39,886, a 3.64% increase.

The population of Pottsville, PA is 92.6% White Alone, 3.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.55% Black or African American Alone. 3.73% of the people in Pottsville, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pottsville, PA are McCann School of Business & Technology (438212) (86 degrees awarded in 2016) and Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health (24 degrees).

The median property value in Pottsville, PA is $68,800, and the homeownership rate is 63.6%. Most people in Pottsville, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Pottsville, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Pottsville, PA employs 5.97k people. The largest industries in Pottsville, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,295 people), Manufacturing (1,128 people), and Retail Trade (968 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($55,602), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,167), and Public Administration ($46,384).

Median household income in Pottsville, PA is $39,886. 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

$39,886

2017 value

± $3,485

3.64%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Pottsville, PA have a median annual income of $39,886, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,484 in 2016, which represents a 3.64% 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 Pottsville, PA 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 Pottsville, PA 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 17

  2. Census Tract 18

  3. Census Tract 20

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pottsville, PA was Census Tract 17 with a value of $56,774, followed by Census Tract 18 and Census Tract 20, with respective values of $44,732 and $36,850.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pottsville, PA (1.52k out of 13.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    1,291 ± 245

  2. Hispanic

    146 ± 116

  3. Black

    131 ± 83

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

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

5.97k

2017 Value

± 538

3%

1 Year growth

± 12.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pottsville, PA grew at a rate of 3%, from 5.79k employees to 5.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pottsville, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (788 people), Material Moving Occupations (673 people), and Production Occupations (577 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 (788 people), Material Moving Occupations (673 people), and Production Occupations (577 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pottsville, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (4.31 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.03 times), and Production Occupations (1.67 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 ($68,317), Management Occupations ($66,583), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($60,921).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.97k

2017 Value

± 538

3%

1 Year growth

± 12.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pottsville, PA grew at a rate of 3%, from 5.79k employees to 5.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pottsville, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,295 people), Manufacturing (1,128 people), and Retail Trade (968 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 Health Care & Social Assistance (1,295 people), Manufacturing (1,128 people), and Retail Trade (968 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pottsville, PA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.87 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.57 times), and Retail Trade (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pottsville, PA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($55,602), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,167), and Public Administration ($46,384).

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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. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% 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. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

91.9% of the population of Pottsville, PA has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 0.862% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place 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

8.11%

Uninsured

46.3%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

0.862%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pottsville, PA grew by 13.5% from 7.15% to 8.11%.

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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pottsville, PA is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.03% of Pottsville, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pottsville, PA is composed of 12.8k White Alone residents (92.6%), 442 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.2%), 352 Black or African American Alone residents (2.55%), 165 Two or More Races residents (1.19%), 40 Asian Alone residents (0.289%), 23 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.166%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pottsville, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (210 speakers), Italian (53 speakers), and German (53 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

62

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pottsville, PA was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Pottsville, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pottsville, PA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.03% of Pottsville, PA residents 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 1.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Pottsville, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pottsville, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Pottsville, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pottsville, PA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.8k ± 262

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    442 ± 176

  3. Black or African American Alone

    352 ± 174

In 2017, there were 29 times more White Alone residents (12.8k people) in Pottsville, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 442 Hispanic or Latino and 352 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pottsville, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    210 speakers (1.56%)

  2. Italian

    53 speakers (0.394%)

  3. German

    53 speakers (0.394%)

3.73% of Pottsville, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Pottsville, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.56% of the overall population of Pottsville, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.394% speak Italian and 0.394% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    403 ± 119

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    253 ± 147

  3. World War II

    139 ± 58

Pottsville, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pottsville, PA awarded 110 degrees. The student population of Pottsville, PA is skewed towards women, with 84 male students and 128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pottsville, PA are White (104 and 94.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3 and 2.73%), Black or African American (2 and 1.82%), and Unknown (1 and 0.909%).

The largest universities in Pottsville, PA by number of degrees awarded are McCann School of Business & Technology (438212) (86 and 78.2%) and Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health (24 and 21.8%).

The most popular majors in Pottsville, PA are Registered Nursing (24 and 21.8%), Medical Assistant (20 and 18.2%), and Phlebotamy Technician (11 and 10%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 7 degrees awarded

  2. 20 degrees awarded

  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pottsville, PA was HVAC Maintenance with 7 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 86 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pottsville, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was McCann School of Business & Technology (438212) with 86 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

29

Degrees Awarded to Men

81

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 29 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pottsville, PA, which is 0.358 times less than the 81 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

    104 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pottsville, PA were to White students. These 104 degrees mean that there were 34.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pottsville, PA was $68,800 in 2017, which is 0.316 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $69,300 to $68,800, a 0.722% decrease. The homeownership rate in Pottsville, PA is 63.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pottsville, PA have an average commute time of 18.8 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.

Income

Household Income

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$39,886

Median Household Income

± $3,485

5.88k

Number of Households

± 538

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.88k households in Pottsville, PA grew to $39,886 from the previous year's value of $38,484.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$68,800

2017 Median

± $4,826

$69,300

2016 Median

± $5,296

In 2017, the median property value in Pottsville, PA declined from to $68,800 from the previous year's value of $69,300.

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 $40k - $50k 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

63.6%

2017 Homeownership

58.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.6% of the housing units in Pottsville, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower 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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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 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pottsville, PA have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% 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

    80.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Walked

    3.64%

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

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