Pottstown, PA Population

Population: 21,859. Estimated population in July 2020: 21,551 (-1.4% change)
Males: 10,386 (47.5%), Females: 11,473 (52.5%)

Montgomery County

Zip codes: 19464, 19465.

Median resident age: 36.1 years
Median household income: $35,785
Median house value: $87,600

Races in Pottstown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.5%)
  • Black (15.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (25.2%), Irish (13.6%), Italian (9.8%), Polish (6.3%), English (6.0%), Dutch (4.9%).

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Pottstown

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pottstown borough

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

2.2% Foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +219 (+1.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Pottstown:

  • POTTSTOWN MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (HIGH STREET & FIRESTONE ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pottstown:

  • PHOENIXVILLE HOSP UNIV OF PA HLTH SYS (about 12 miles; PHOENIXVILLE, PA)
  • BRYN MAWR REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; MALVERN, PA)
  • EAGLEVILLE HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; EAGLEVILLE, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pottstown:

  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 23 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 32 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: ABE)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 39 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pottstown:

  • POTTSTOWN MUNI (about 2 miles; POTTSTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: N47)
  • POTTSTOWN LIMERICK (about 7 miles; POTTSTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: PTW)
  • BUTTER VALLEY GOLF PORT (about 12 miles; BALLY, PA; Abbreviation: 7N8)
Amtrak stations near Pottstown:

  • 16 miles: EXTON (CREST AVE. OFF RTE. 100). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: DOWNINGTOWN (VIADUCT AVE.). Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: PAOLI (LANCASTER PIKE & S. VALLEY RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Pottstown:

  • ANTONELLI MEDICAL AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 85; Location: 1700 INDUSTRIAL HWY; Private, for-profit)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 39; Location: 141 HIGH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pottstown:

  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 16 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,042)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 22 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 10,419)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 22 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 22 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 24 miles; READING, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,003)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,547)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 26 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)

Schools

Public high schools in Pottstown:

  • OWEN J ROBERTS HS (Students: 1,315; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • POTTSGROVE SHS (Students: 1,077; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • POTTSTOWN SHS (Students: 863; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Pottstown:

  • ST PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 568; Location: 844 NORTH KEIM STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • THE HILL SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 717 EAST HIGH ST; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • WEST-MONT CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 270; Location: 873 S HANOVER ST; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Pottstown:

  • OWEN J ROBERTS MS (Students: 1,020; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • POTTSGROVE MS (Students: 773; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • POTTSTOWN MS (Students: 744; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RINGING ROCKS EL SCH (Students: 527; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NORTH COVENTRY EL SCH (Students: 511; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EAST COVENTRY EL SCH (Students: 475; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LINCOLN EL SCH (Students: 429; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FRENCH CREEK EL SCH (Students: 412; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LOWER POTTSGROVE EL SCH (Students: 390; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • FRANKLIN EL SCH (Students: 380; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Pottstown:

  • ST ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: HANOVER & THIRD STS.; Grades: KG – 8)
  • COVENTRY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INC (Students: 312; Location: 962 EAST SCHUYLKILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 11)
  • WYNDCROFT SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 1395 WILSON ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PETERS SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 1126 SOUTH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CHILDRENS HOUSE INC (Students: 26; Location: 1621 OLD RIDGE RD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Pottstown:

  • POTTSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $429,265; Location: 500 HIGH STREET; 70,858 books; 1,947 audio materials; 1,809 video materials; 221 serial subscriptions)