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Welcome to Pottsville ...

The city of Pottsville is located in Schuylkill County<1> and is the County Seat for Schuylkill County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pottsville has a population of 13,475 people<2> (see below for details).

Pottsville was established in 1806.

The community of Pottsville is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Pottsville ...

Official Website: www.ci.pottsville.pa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pottsville had an population of 13,475 people. This is a decrease of 5.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pottsville had a population of 14,324 people (which is 9.66% of the total population of Schuylkill County). This makes Pottsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Pottsville represents 0.11% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,324 people, the population of Pottsville decreased 7.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,549 people).

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

Communities Also Named Pottsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Pottsville - they are located in Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Ontario, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Pottsville ...

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

  • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamaqua
    • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Pottsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamaqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaqua<6>
  • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
    • Mount Carmel [Northumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Pottsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,724 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel<6>
  • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
    • Shenandoah [Schuylkill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Pottsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,760 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<6>
  • Hamburg [Berks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
    • Hamburg [Berks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Pottsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,355 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mahanoy City
      • Mahanoy City [Schuylkill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mahanoy City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mahanoy City<6>
    • Lansford [Carbon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansford
      • Lansford [Carbon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansford<6>
    • Frackville [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frackville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frackville
      • Frackville [Schuylkill County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frackville<6>
    • Ashland [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Schuylkill County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<6>
    • McAdoo [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McAdoo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAdoo
      • McAdoo [Schuylkill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAdoo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAdoo<6>
    • Coaldale [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
      • Coaldale [Schuylkill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Pottsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,140 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coaldale<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 Pottsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pottsville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pottsville. 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 Pottsville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pottsville. Our list includes 58 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pottsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pottsville ...

Looking for more information about Pottsville? 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 Pottsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pottsville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Schuylkill County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pottsville: www.ci.pottsville.pa.us/

The official website for Schuylkill County: www.co.schuylkill.pa.us/

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 Schuylkill, 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 Pottsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pottsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pottsville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pottsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6854, Longitude: -76.1966    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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