Pottsville, PA

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2019 Population
13,648
0.583% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
42.2
1.17% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
16.5%
4.12% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$42,083
3.54% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$71,400
4.85% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
5,949
1.98% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Pottsville, PA had a population of 13.6k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $42,083. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Pottsville, PA declined from 13,728 to 13,648, a −0.583% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,645 to $42,083, a 3.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pottsville, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.27%), White (Hispanic) (3.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.872%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.212%). 0% of the households in Pottsville, PA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.7% of the residents in Pottsville, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pottsville, PA are Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing (52 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in Pottsville, PA was $71,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.9%. Most people in Pottsville, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pottsville, PA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Pottsville, PA is home to a population of 13.6k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.28% of Pottsville, PA residents were born outside of the country (448 people).

In 2019, there were 21.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Pottsville, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 583 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 463 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pottsville, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.4k ± 289
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    583 ± 220
  3. White (Hispanic)
    463 ± 200
3.88%
Hispanic Population
530 people

In 2019, there were 21.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.4k people) in Pottsville, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 583 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 463 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.88% of the people in Pottsville, PA are hispanic (530 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.28%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
448 people
1.19%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
163 people

As of 2019, 3.28% of Pottsville, PA residents (448 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pottsville, PA was 1.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.8
55
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Pottsville, PA was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Pottsville, PA are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Pottsville, PA residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    89,459 ± 7,318 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    67,796 ± 6,376 people
  3. China
    64,701 ± 6,229 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 89,459 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 67,796 and China with 64,701.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2019 Citizenship
99.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.7% of Pottsville, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Pottsville, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    375 ± 116
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    163 ± 91
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    130 ± 83

Pottsville, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Pottsville, PA is $42,083. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Pottsville, PA was Census Tract 17 with a value of $67,500, followed by Census Tract 18 and Census Tract 20, with respective values of $57,763 and $43,583.

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,851. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Pottsville, PA employs 5.95k people. The largest industries in Pottsville, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,243 people), Retail Trade (956 people), and Manufacturing (899 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,813), and Finance & Insurance ($57,537).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,083
2019 value
± $5,548
3.54%
1 Year Growth
± 15.3%

Households in Pottsville, PA have a median annual income of $42,083, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,645 in 2018, which represents a 3.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,810
Average Male Salary in Pennsylvania
± $1,098
$52,851
Average Female Salary in Pennsylvania
± $808

In 2019, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Pennsylvania
  1. Asian
    $65,505 ± $4,145
  2. White
    $55,144 ± $690
  3. Alaska Native
    $45,610 ± $76,271

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Pennsylvania.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pottsville, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2018 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2019, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0734% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pottsville, PA was Census Tract 17 with a value of $67,500, followed by Census Tract 18 and Census Tract 20, with respective values of $57,763 and $43,583.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pottsville, PA (2.13k out of 12.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 45 - 54 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
    1,912 ± 367
  2. Black
    203 ± 135
  3. Hispanic
    160 ± 155

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pottsville, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.95k
2019 Value
± 518
−1.98%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Pottsville, PA declined at a rate of −1.98%, from 6.07k employees to 5.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pottsville, PA, are Material Moving Occupations (829 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (648 people), and Management Occupations (484 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 Material Moving Occupations (829 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (648 people), and Management Occupations (484 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 (3.75 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.4 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pottsville, PA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($71,833), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,417), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($63,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.95k
2019 Value
± 518
−1.98%
1 Year decline
± 12.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Pottsville, PA declined at a rate of −1.98%, from 6.07k employees to 5.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pottsville, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,243 people), Retail Trade (956 people), and Manufacturing (899 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 (1,243 people), Retail Trade (956 people), and Manufacturing (899 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pottsville, PA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.62 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.51 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pottsville, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,813), and Finance & Insurance ($57,537).

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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. $85.1B
  2. $67.4B
  3. $60.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $85.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($67.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($60.9B).

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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$703B
2018 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.28T
Projected 2045 Value in Pennsylvania
82.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $703B. This is expected to increase 82.2% to $1.28T 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. $77.5B
  2. $75.7B
  3. $33.1B

In 2018, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $77.5B, followed by New Jersey with $75.7B 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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Schuylkill County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 70% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.7%), followed by Other (3.34%). The most partisan county was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Schuylkill County, PA
70% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Pennsylvania
  1. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Pennsylvania was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Pennsylvania colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Pottsville, PA awarded 52 degrees. The student population of Pottsville, PA is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 66 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pottsville, PA are White (51 and 98.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.92%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Pottsville, PA by number of degrees awarded are Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing (52 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pottsville, PA are Registered Nursing (52 and 100%).

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. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pottsville, PA was Registered Nursing with 52 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Pottsville, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
52 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Pottsville, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing with 52 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7
Degrees Awarded to Men
45
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 7 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pottsville, PA, which is 0.156 times less than the 45 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pottsville, PA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    51 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    0 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Pottsville, PA was White students. These 51 degrees mean that there were 51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pottsville, PA was $71,400 in 2019, which is 0.297 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $68,100 to $71,400, a 4.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Pottsville, PA is 62.9%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Pottsville, PA have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pottsville, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$71,400
2019 Median
± $6,031
$68,100
2018 Median
± $3,347

In 2019, the median property value in Pottsville, PA grew to to $71,400 from the previous year's value of $68,100.

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 $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$42,083
Median Household Income
± $5,548
5.92k
Number of Households
± 542

In 2019, the median household income of the 5.92k households in Pottsville, PA grew to $42,083 from the previous year's value of $40,645.

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 < $10k 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

62.9%
2019 Homeownership
64%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 62.9% of the housing units in Pottsville, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pottsville, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pottsville, PA have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.52% of the workforce in Pottsville, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (78.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.76%)

In 2019, 78.2% of workers in Pottsville, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (3.76%).

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 1 car.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Pottsville, PA has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.16% 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 Schuylkill County, PA see 1869 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.55% increase from the previous year (1805 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2209 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1208 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.6%). Additionally, Armstrong County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,869 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Schuylkill County, PA

Primary care physicians in Schuylkill County, PA see an average of 1,869 patients per year. This represents a 3.55% increase from the previous year (1,805 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Schuylkill County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Pennsylvania
$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

6.53%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pottsville, PA declined by 17% from 7.86% to 6.53%.

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. 20.6% prevalence
  2. 19.3% prevalence
  3. 19.3% prevalence

Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 20.6%.

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

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