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Pottsville is a city in Schuylkill County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after John Pott (or Potts), landowner

The latitude of Pottsville is 40.685N. The longitude is -76.195W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 627 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,990.


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Median household income
Local
$30,137
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pottsville demographic reports
Pottsville is on the Schuylkill River
The rush to the coal fields in the 1820s created a boomtown, as Pottsville became a manufacturing and transportation hub for the lower anthracite district

Rallying place for the Molly Maguires, secret society of miners

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John O'Hara, writer
Performing arts: Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Locust Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: John O'Hara House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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25% of Pottsville residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pottsville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pottsville was $18,165, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Pottsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pottsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $774.


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Libraries in Pottsville include Pottsville Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pottsville include Pottsville Republican & Herald

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Schuylkill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pottsville political report.

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The average commute time for Pottsville workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pottsville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Pottsville include Quality Inn.

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