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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Pottsville is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 13,728. Pottsville is in Schuylkill County. Living in Pottsville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Pottsville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pottsville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$68,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$629
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Pottsville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    236.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    214.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,389.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Pottsville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,645
National
$55,322
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One of the most exciting and preserved historic cities no one has heard of! Definitely the next up and coming place to live for New Yorkers and Philadelphians alike. The city has some of the most spectacular buildings- both commercial and residential- at the most reasonable prices. Quaint, weird in some spots but always beautiful. Mountains and endless greenery surround it. The people are friendly and actually use manners and polite behaviors!
If you are the type of person who likes to get a jump and build - this is it.
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I love this little town. While there isn't much to do in the way of shopping or entertainment, no traffic and quick trips to the grocery store make this a winner. Additionally, there are so many hiking trails and mountains for tons of outdoor fun!
Pottsville is a nice place. It is a very historical city and it is home to the Yuengling Brewery. Pottsville is also how to the famous resturant, "The Wheel." With all these famous and historic sites, tourist always seem to find themselves here. Other than grabbing a bite to eat, there is not much to do here. Most people walk around or ride bikes in their free time.