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Pottsville, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Pottsville had a population of 3,175 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Pottsville is located at latitude 35.2481 and longitude -93.0491 in Pope County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pottsville encompass a land area of 13.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Pope County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 377 feet.

The City of Pottsville (GNIS ID: 2404563) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Pottsville is located within Township of Galla, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pope County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pottsville: Galla Station, Potts Station.


Pottsville, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,175 (100%)
Population in Households 3,175 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,743 (86.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 232
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $47,599
Average Household Income $68,293
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $24,856
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 918 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 234 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $119,392
Average Home Value $138,234
Housing Affordability Index3 254


Total Households 1,152
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 872
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.1% 0.88%
Households 1.13% 0.92%
Families 1.03% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.9%


Pottsville, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pottsville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 99 82nd
Population Density # 388 28th
Median Household Income # 146 73rd
Housing Affordability Index # 300 56th
Per Capita Income # 166 69th
Diversity Index # 264 51st

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