Demographics

Demographic information obtained from US Census http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/42000.html

People QuickFacts Pottsville Pennsylvania
Population, 2012 estimate     14,129 12,763,536
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base     14,324 12,702,379
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012     -1.4% 0.5%
Population, 2010     14,324 12,702,379
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010     5.7% 5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010     21.7% 22.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent,  2010     18.3% 15.4%
Female persons, percent, 2010     52.7% 51.3%
     
White persons, percent, 2010 (a)     93.1% 81.9%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a)     3.1% 10.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a)     0.2% 0.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a)     0.7% 2.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a)     0.0% 0.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010     2.1% 1.9%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b)     2.5% 5.7%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010     91.8% 79.5%
     
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011     82.3% 87.7%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011     2.0% 5.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011     3.5% 10.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011     85.9% 87.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011     15.5% 26.7%
Veterans, 2007-2011     1,176 1,007,939
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011     19.6 25.7
     
Housing units, 2010     7,040 5,567,315
Homeownership rate, 2007-2011     61.5% 70.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011     27.1% 20.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011     $74,700 $163,200
Households, 2007-2011     5,860 4,952,566
Persons per household, 2007-2011     2.34 2.47
Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011     $20,473 $27,824
Median household income, 2007-2011     $34,746 $51,651
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011     19.2% 12.6%
     
Business QuickFacts Pottsville Pennsylvania
Total number of firms, 2007     972 981,501
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007     F 4.6%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007     F 0.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007     S 3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007     F 0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007     F 2.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007     38.4% 27.0%
     
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)     383,516 234,840,418
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)     158,029 142,859,202
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)     188,503 166,842,778
Retail sales per capita, 2007     $13,026 $13,323
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)     24,684 19,625,449
     
Geography QuickFacts Pottsville Pennsylvania
Land area in square miles, 2010     4.17 44,742.70
Persons per square mile, 2010     3,438.3 283.9
FIPS Code     62432 42
Counties     Schuylkill County
 
 
     
(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.    
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.    
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data    
NA: Not available    
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information    
X: Not applicable    
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards    
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown    
F: Fewer than 100 firms    
Source: US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts