Pottsville, Pennsylvania is a town with approximately 14,000 residents. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 64% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $651/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania. Over the course of a year, renters in Pottsville will save around $3,200 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Pottsville residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (40%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used much. A small percentage of residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number surpasses the national average.
Many Pottsville residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries make up 25% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the city. Pottsville workers earn an average annual income of around $53K, around $10,000 less than the average Pennsylvania resident. Pottsville's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Pottsville has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 11% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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