Pottstown, Pennsylvania is a small city with just under 23,000 residents. Families with young children will feel right at home, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 38, are younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Residents are evenly split between owning (50%) and renting (50%) their residence. The average rent of $947/month is roughly on par with the state average.
Pottstown residents have an average commute of about 30 minutes, longer than the state average of about 28 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, chosen by 41% of residents, while public transportation is not used much. A small percentage of residents (2%) walk to work, though the number is greater than the national average.
Compared to the national average, Pottstown has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (26%). Additionally, 9% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Pottstown residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 23% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Pottstown workers take home an average annual income of nearly $56,000, less than those elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).