Demograhics, Border Development And Low-Income Riverfront Housing

Hopefully,  looking at these figures will help illustrate why Pottstown needs to move away from low-income and Section 8 housing if we ever want to revitalize this community.  Looking at the numbers, we are again at the bottom.  And we wonder why development happens all around us?  Not really!  Welcome to the donut hole.  You can find this information at city-data.com

Pottstown Borough 4.9 square miles  –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $45,941

Upper Pottsgrove Township 5.0 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $89,145

West Pottsgrove Township 2.4 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $54,067  

Lower Pottsgrove Township 7.9 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $65,879

Douglas Township (Montgomery County) 15.3 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $70,404

North Coventry Township 13.4 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $65,694

East Coventry Township 10.8 square miles –  Estimated median household income in 2008: $73,497

5 comments on “Demograhics, Border Development And Low-Income Riverfront Housing

  1. Yes ma’am. It’s hard to argue with numbers. Building housing for people making less money will pull us down further. Some people don’t want to hear that but look at where are and where we are headed.

    Dollar stores, nail salons and pawn shops is about all you are going to attract with low numbers! On top of that, when someone IS interesting in building a store, we give them a hard time about their building facade and trees.

    The unpaid bill piece in today’s Mercury was also some not so good news, however, I think we have and ARE putting mechanisms in place to get that further under control.

  2. Sorry Joe… I have corrected that. I get the information from city-data.com. They specialize in providing demographic information. Have used them for years.

  3. It’s like the community got mildly hand slapped, at the council meeting last monday. when Jason said the blogs and comments at the Merc. contain too much negativity and THAT is giving the wrong impression and that is keeping investors away?

    Then they proceed to make one of the most incredulous decisions ever to invite more of the *same-o-same-o* to our riverfront and honest it is like a really not so funny April Fools joke gone awary….and it’s not even April.

    If they could only make a pact with this community to “do no harm” while they finish sorting out their dilemmas we could begin to see the light of day.

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