Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Pottsville: City in central Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania


Pottsville is a city located in the county of Schuylkill in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 14,324 and a population density of 1,328 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 13,409 inhabitants.

The city was created 217 years ago in 1805.

Quick Facts about Pottsville

Population : 13,409 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Schuylkill County
Different from : Pottstown
Postal code : 17901
Phone Area Codes : 570
Area : 10.79 km2
Altitude : 656 feet / 200 meters
Capital city : Pottsville is capital of Schuylkill County
Establishment : January 01, 1806 (217 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 11:32:44 (10th June 2023)
Density : 1,243 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.82% (2010-2020)
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Location of Pottsville on Pennsylvania map.
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Pottsville is located at 40°41'8"N 76°11'44"W (40.6856500, -76.1955000).

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According to census records, the population of Pottsville decreased by 6.82% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 14,324 - census
2011 14,207 -0.82% estimation process
2012 14,128 -0.56% estimation process
2013 14,062 -0.47% estimation process
2014 13,945 -0.84% estimation process
2015 13,825 -0.87% estimation process
2016 13,729 -0.7% estimation process
2017 13,619 -0.81% estimation process
2018 13,539 -0.59% estimation process
2019 13,475 -0.47% estimation process
2020 13,409 -0.49% estimation process

Pottsville zip code is 17901. County name: Schuylkill, County fips: 42107

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People born in Pottsville (73)

People born in Pottsville, including economist Gary Becker, journalist John O'Hara, musician Matt Wachter, .


Schools in Pottsville

College & universities near Pottsville, PA

Code Name City ZIP
215479 Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing Pottsville (PA) 17901

Stations (19)

Amtrak & bus stations near Pottsville, PA

Code Name Address Type
WHV White Haven, PA I-476, Exit 95/I-80, Exit 277, at Hwy 940 BUS
WKB Wilkes-Barre, PA 47 South Washington Street BUS
MJY Mount Joy East Henry St. and North Market St. RAIL
ELT Elizabethtown station South Wilson Avenue at West High Street RAIL
LNC Lancaster station 53 McGovern Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Pottsville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Pottsvill Post Office Pottsville (PA) 17901

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Schuylkill County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Schuylkill County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Tamaqua 6,633 Borough in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Schuylkill Haven 5,086 Borough in southern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Shenandoah 4,738 Borough in northern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
West Penn 4,295 Township in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Minersville 4,258 Town of the United States
Mahanoy City 3,928 Borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States
East Franklin 3,804 Township in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Frackville 3,598 Borough in central Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Hegins 3,357 Township in western Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Orwigsburg 2,943 Borough in southern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Lake Wynonah 2,640 Census designated place
McAdoo 2,147 Borough in northeastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Pine Grove 2,142 Human settlement
Port Carbon 1,769 Borough in central Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Zerbe 1,746 Township in southern Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Tremont 1,656 Borough in western Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

Pottsville distances to largest Pennsylvania cities