Pottstown Jobs

  • Insurance Sales (Finance/Mgmt)

    Farmer's Insurance - Pottstown, PA

    Farmers Group, Inc. was founded in 1928, and has since grown to be the country’s third-largest home and auto carrier as well as the top special product carrier in the U.S. We are...

    from Farmer's Insurance - 10 days ago
  • Experienced Truck Drivers - New 4¢ per Mile Increase

    Roehl Transport - Pottstown, PA

    Need another $5k in YOUR pocket?Heck Yeah! You may already know us as a top paying company— now we are the top paying company! We boosted pay in our Primary Commercial Zone! We...

    from Roehl Transport, Inc - 5 days ago
  • Experienced Class A CDL Truck Driver

    USA Truck - Pottstown, PA

    We’ve completed our transformation from a company famous for CDL Training to one that’s perfect for Experienced Drivers, too. We’ve upgraded our pay, driver-support teams,...

    from USA Truck - 7 days ago
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Pottstown is a borough in Montgomery County, 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill River. Pottstown was laid out in 1752-53 and named Pottsgrove in honor of its founder, John Potts. The old name was abandoned at the time of the incorporation as a borough in 1815. In 1888, the limits of the borough were considerably extended. Pottstown is the center of a productive farming and dairying region. In the past, its iron and steel interests were very extensive. There were large rolling mills, furnaces, nail works, textile mills, bridge works, agricultural-implement works, boiler and machine shops, foundries, and manufactories of bricks, silks, shirts, hosiery, etc. In 1900, 13,696 people lived here; in 1910, 15,599; in 1920, 17,431; and in 1940, 20,194 people lived here. The population was 21,859 at the 2000 census. Pottstown is not to be confused with Pottsville, a city in Schuylkill County well-known for being the home of the Yuengling brewery.

Pottstown Careers

Among the most common occupations in Pottstown are Sales and office occupations, 28%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 22%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 19%. Approximately 83 percent of workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania work for companies, 9 percent work for the government and 3 percent are self-employed.

Pottstown Industries

The leading industries in Pottstown, Pennsylvania are Manufacturing, 19%; Educational, health and social services, 17%; and Retail trade, 12%. Simply Hired's Pottstown job listings indicate that the following industries in Pottstown are hiring the most workers:

Pottstown Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Pottstown, Pennsylvania is $30,576, and the median income of households in Pottstown was $35,785.
 

Average Salaries in Pottstown, PA

Pottstown, PA

$31,000
 

According to our Pottstown Trends data, the number of Pottstown, Pennsylvania jobs has decreased by 10% since August 2013.
Pottstown job trends

Pottstown Employment Statistics

Population of Pottstown
Total population 21,859
Male 47.51%
Female 52.49%
Median age 36.1
  
Pottstown Housing
Owner-occupied homes 56.2%
Median cost of a home $87,600
Median mortgage payment $686
Renter-occupied homes 43.8%
Vacant housing 8.3%
Median monthly rent $544
  
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $34,923
Median for all female full-time $26,229
  
Household Income
Less than $10,000 11%
$10,000 to $14,999 6%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 21%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 1%
  
Education
Less than 9th grade 5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18%
High school graduate 45%
Some college, no degree 14%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 9%
Graduate degree 4%
  
Marital Status
Never married 29%
Currently married 48%
Separated 3%
Widowed 9%
Divorced 12%
  
Race
White 82%
Black or African American 15%
Asian 1%
Other 2%
  
Pottstown Commute
Carpool 13.7%
Public transportation 2.4%
Average travel time 24 minutes