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About the photo: Farm, hills and grasslands in rural Pennsylvania.


The economy of Pottsville, PA employs 5,791 people. The economy of Pottsville, PA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.87; 1.7; and 1.54 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pottsville, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,246), Manufacturing (951), and Retail trade (902), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($47,868), Finance & Insurance ($44,022), and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($33,843).

Median household income in Pottsville, PA is $38,484. Males in Pottsville, PA have an average income that is 1.15 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,322. The income inequality of Pottsville, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Pottsville, PA. In Schuylkill County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 59 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,921. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Pottsville, PA is from the county of Schuylkill County, PA.

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Pottsville, PA is home to a population of 13,955 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pottsville, PA is composed of 12,558 White residents (90%), 484 Hispanic residents (3.47%), 474 Black residents (3.4%), 353 Two+ residents (2.53%), and 58 Asian residents (0.42%). The most common foreign languages in Pottsville, PA are Spanish (210 speakers), Italian (53 speakers), and German (53 speakers), but compared to other places, Pottsville, PA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (37 speakers), Italian (53 speakers), and German (53 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Pottsville, PA awarded 1,164 degrees. The student population of Pottsville, PA is skewed towards females, with 341 male students and 823 female students. Most students in Pottsville, PA are White (824 and 70.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (201 and 17.3%), Black or African American (90 and 7.73%), and Unknown (19 and 1.63%). The largest universities in Pottsville, PA by number of graduates are McCann School of Business & Technology (1,138 and 97.8%), Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health (26 and 2.23%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Pottsville, PA are Medical Assistant (248 and 21.3%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (98 and 8.42%), and Health Information & Medical Records Technology (96 and 8.25%). 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.



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The median property value in Pottsville, PA is $69,300, which is 0.34 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $69,800 to $69,300, a 0.72% increase. The homeownership rate of Pottsville, PA is 58.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. 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.


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