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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.
Rallying place for the Molly Maguires, secret society of miners
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pottsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Schuylkill County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17901 ZIP code.
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.
14% of Pottsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pottsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $774.
Libraries in Pottsville include Pottsville Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Pottsville include Pottsville Republican & Herald
Schuylkill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pottsville political report.
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.
Hotels in Pottsville include Quality Inn.
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