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Pottstown is a borough in Montgomery County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community was named after John Potts, ironmaster
The latitude of Pottstown is 40.245N. The longitude is -75.65W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 151 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,793.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pottstown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19464 ZIP code.
23% of Pottstown residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pottstown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pottstown was $19,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Pottstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Pottstown include Coventryville Historic District, High Street Historic District, Old Pottstown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Pottstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,067.
Libraries in Pottstown include Pottstown Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Pottstown include Mercury
Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pottstown political report.
The average commute time for Pottstown workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pottstown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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