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Welcome to Pottstown ...

Pottstown is located in Montgomery County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pottstown has a population of 22,600 people<2> (see below for details).

Pottstown is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Pottstown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Pottstown: 19464<4>

Websites for Pottstown ...

Official Website: www.pottstown.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pottstown had an population of 22,600 people. This is an increase of 1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pottstown had a population of 22,377 people. This makes Pottstown the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Pottstown represents 0.18% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 22,377 people, the population of Pottstown increased 2.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,859 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pottstown.

Communities Also Named Pottstown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Pottstown - it's located in Illinois.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pottstown.

Communities near Pottstown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pottstown.

  • Reading [Berks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reading
    • Reading [Berks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Pottstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 88,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reading<6>
  • Norristown [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norristown
    • Norristown [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Pottstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,341 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norristown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norristown<6>
  • Lansdale [Montgomery County]
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    • Lansdale [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Pottstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,083 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansdale<6>
  • Phoenixville [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenixville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenixville
    • Phoenixville [Chester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Pottstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,968 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenixville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenixville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wyomissing [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyomissing have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyomissing
      • Wyomissing [Berks County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Pottstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyomissing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyomissing<6>
    • Downingtown [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downingtown
      • Downingtown [Chester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Pottstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downingtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downingtown<6>
    • Souderton [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Souderton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Souderton
      • Souderton [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Pottstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Souderton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Souderton<6>
    • Shillington [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shillington
      • Shillington [Berks County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Pottstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shillington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shillington<6>
    • Collegeville [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegeville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collegeville
      • Collegeville [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Pottstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collegeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collegeville<6>
    • Birdsboro [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsboro
      • Birdsboro [Berks County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Pottstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birdsboro<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pottstown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pottstown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pottstown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pottstown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pottstown. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pottstown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pottstown ...

Looking for more information about Pottstown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pottstown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pottstown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Montgomery County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pottstown: www.pottstown.org/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montcopa.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Montgomery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pottstown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pottstown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Pottstown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pottstown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pottstown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pottstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pottstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pottstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2493, Longitude: -75.6468    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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