Pottsville, PA Population

Population: 15,549. Estimated population in July 2020: 14,764 (-5.0% change)
Males: 7,247 (46.6%), Females: 8,302 (53.4%)

Schuylkill County

Zip code: 17901

Median resident age: 40.5 years
Median household income: $30,137
Median house value: $57,100

Races in Pottsville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.1%)
  • Black (2.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (30.0%), Irish (23.8%), Italian (10.5%), Polish (8.7%), Dutch (8.2%), Welsh (4.6%).

Elevation: 659 feet

Land area: 4.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Pottsville

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pottsville city

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,357 (-8.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Pottsville:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (700 EAST NORWEGIAN STREET)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSPITAL-WARNE CLINIC (420 S JACKSON ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pottsville:

  • ASHLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; ASHLAND, PA)
  • ST LUKE’S MINERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; COALDALE, PA)
  • HAZLETON GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; HAZLETON, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pottsville:

  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 29 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
  • LANCASTER (about 40 miles; LANCASTER, PA; Abbreviation: LNS)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 52 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Abbreviation: MDT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pottsville:

  • SCHUYLKILL COUNTY /JOE ZERBEY/ (about 12 miles; POTTSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: ZER)
  • GRIMES (about 15 miles; BETHEL, PA; Abbreviation: 8N1)
  • FARMERS PRIDE (about 24 miles; FREDERICKSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: 9N7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Pottsville:

  • SCHUYLKILL INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 189; Location: 171 RED HORSE RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sibtinpa.com)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 67; Location: WASHINGTON AND JACKSON ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.pottsville.com/hospital/nursing.htm)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 39; Location: 324 N CENTRE ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pottsville:

  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 28 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,880)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 29 miles; READING, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,003)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 32 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,582)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,145)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 48 miles; Allentown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,334)

Schools

Public high school in Pottsville:

  • POTTSVILLE AREA HS (Students: 1,181; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Pottsville:

  • NATIVITY B V M HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 1 LAWTONS HILL; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Pottsville:

  • CLARKE EL CTR (Students: 978; Grades: KG – 04)
  • LENGEL MS (Students: 901; Grades: 05 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Pottsville:

  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 261; Location: 112 SOUTH 7TH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST JOSEPH CENTER FOR SPECIAL L (Students: 27; Location: 2075 W NORWEGIAN STREET; Grades: UG – UG)

Libraries

Library in Pottsville:

  • POTTSVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $903,596; Location: 215 W MARKET ST; 86,466 books; 18,228 audio materials; 5,344 video materials; 315 serial subscriptions)

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