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Population (year 2000): 81,207. Estimated population in July 2005: 80,855 (-0.4% change)
Males: 39,205 (48.3%), Females: 42,002 (51.7%)

Berks County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 30.6 years
Median household income: $26,698 (year 2000)
Median house value: $44,500 (year 2000)

Reading, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

Profiles of local businesses:
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Races in Reading:

  • White Non-Hispanic (48.1%)
  • Hispanic (37.3%)
  • Other race (22.3%)
  • Black (12.2%)
  • Two or more races (4.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.5%), Italian (6.5%), Irish (6.4%), Polish (4.8%), United States (3.4%), English (2.6%).Pennsylvania

Elevation: 266 feet

Land area: 9.8 square miles

Reading,

For population 25 years and over in Reading

  • High school or higher: 62.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Reading city

  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

10.5% Foreign born (7.4% Latin America, 1.4% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,120 (+4.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (58.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Reading, PA (1.5 miles West Penn, PA (2.6 miles Mount PA (2.6 miles Kenhorst, PA (2.7 miles Wyomissing, PA (3.4 miles Laureldale, PA (3.8 miles Shillington, Hills, PA (3.8 miles Wyomissing PA (4.1 miles Reiffton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $50,800
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $68,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $54,200

Latitude: 40.34 N, Longitude: 75.93 W

Area codes: 610, 484

Reading, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.4%), Educational,health and social services (17.5%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,619 (+13.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,444 (40.7%)

Crime in Reading by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 11 23 20 19 16 14
    per 100,000 13.5 28.3 24.6 23.4 19.7 17.2
Rapes 43 41 45 55 56 36
    per 100,000 53.0 50.5 55.4 67.7 69.0 44.3
Robberies 455 404 455 510 434 401
    per 100,000 560.3 497.5 560.3 628.0 534.4 493.8
Assaults 377 429 456 503 440 665
    per 100,000 464.2 528.3 561.5 619.4 541.8 818.9
Burglaries 1,500 1,360 1,445 1,503 1,140 1,384
    per 100,000 1847.1 1674.7 1779.4 1850.8 1403.8 1704.3
Thefts 3,047 3,016 2,681 2,802 2,458 2,330
    per 100,000 3752.1 3714.0 3301.4 3450.4 3026.8 2869.2
Auto thefts 468 620 491 826 1,045 1,143
    per 100,000 576.3 763.5 604.6 1017.2 1286.8 1407.5
621.2 630.3 632.2 711.7 638.3 693.6

Average climate in Reading, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Reading,

Reading-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Reading city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category 3 tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Wallace Stevens - (1880-1955), poet, Donyell Marshall - NBA player (Cleveland Cavaliers, born: May 18, 1973), Jasen Esposito - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Jun 14, 1981), Jesse Foppert - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Seattle Mariners, born: Jul 10, 1980), Wade Miller - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Boston Red Sox, born: Sep 13, 1976), Jim Steranko - (born 1938), Ray Dennis Steckler - (born 1939).

Main business address for: JERSEY CENTRAL POWER & LIGHT CO (ELECTRIC SERVICES), EnerSys (WHOLESALE-ELECTRICAL APPARATUS & EQUIPMENT, WIRING SUPPLIES), ARROW INTERNATIONAL INC (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Reading:
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSPITAL OF READING (1623 MORGANTOWN ROAD)
  • READING HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (6TH AVE AND SPRUCE ST)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (145 N 6TH STREET)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Reading:
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 3 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
  • LANCASTER (about 30 miles; LANCASTER, PA; ID: LNS)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 41 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Reading:
  • MORGANTOWN (about 14 miles; MORGANTOWN, PA; ID: O03)
  • KUTZTOWN (about 15 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; ID: N31)
  • POTTSTOWN MUNI (about 20 miles; POTTSTOWN, PA; ID: N47)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 24 $64,968 $32,484 1 $896
Fire - Other 2 $6,118 $36,708 0 $0
Firefighters 145 $626,618 $51,858 0 $0
Police - Other 28 $87,004 $37,287 81 $38,780
Police Protection - Officers 201 $954,528 $56,986 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 4 $16,278 $48,834 0 $0
Other Government Administration 15 $48,406 $38,724 10 $6,192
Financial Administration 40 $115,000 $34,500 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 26 $78,542 $36,250 8 $6,148
Local Libraries 23 $60,448 $31,538 0 $0
Water Supply 50 $161,684 $38,804 0 $0
Natural Resources 11 $29,684 $32,382 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 28 $69,258 $29,682 2 $1,400
Parks and Recreation 22 $62,230 $33,943 44 $19,424
Sewerage 54 $180,848 $40,188 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 2 $6,968 $41,808 1 $896
Health 4 $18,832 $56,496 0 $0
Totals for Government 679 $2,587,414 $45,727 147 $73,736
Colleges/Universities in Reading:
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (Full-time enrollment: 2,003; Location: TULPEHOCKEN RD; Public; Website: www.bk.psu.edu/)
  • ALBRIGHT COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,660; Location: 1621 N. 13th St.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.albright.edu)
  • READING AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,620; Location: 10 S SECOND ST; Public; Website: www.racc.cc.pa.us)
  • ALVERNIA COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,261; Location: 400 ST BERNARDINE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.alvernia.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • PACE INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 182; Location: 606 COURT ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.paceinstitute.com)
  • RANDY RICK BEAUTY ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 40; Location: 450 PENN ST; Private, for-profit; Website: randyrick.com)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 38; Location: 2302 N 5TH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)
  • ST JOSEPHS MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF RAD TECHN (Location: 12TH AND WALNUT ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • PENNSYLVANIA BROADCAST INSTITUTE (Location: 1406 DELAWARE AVENUE; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Reading:
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 17 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,145)
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 33 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (about 34 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,334)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 36 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; FT enrollment: 10,419)
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 39 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 6,384)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 42 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
Public high schools in Reading:
  • READING SHS (Students: 3,993; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EXETER TWP SHS (Students: 908; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • ANTIETAM MS/HS (Students: 544; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Reading:
  • HOLY NAME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 444; Location: 955 E WYOMISSING BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 1400 HILL RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • FAIRVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 545 S 16TH STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Reading:
  • NORTHEAST MS (Students: 1,207; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTHWEST MS (Students: 1,086; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EXETER TWP JHS (Students: 1,025; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • SOUTHERN MS (Students: 877; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • THIRTEENTH & UNION EL SCH (Students: 854; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTHWEST EL SCH (Students: 824; Grades: PK - 05)
  • TENTH & GREEN EL SCH (Students: 761; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RIVERSIDE EL SCH (Students: 757; Grades: PK - 05)
  • AMANDA E STOUT EL SCH (Students: 751; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTHWEST MS (Students: 736; Grades: 06 - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Reading:
  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA REGIONAL (Students: 573; Location: 2330 PERKIOMEN AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS SCHOOL (Students: 306; Location: 3125 KUTZTOWN ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CABRINI ACADEMY (Students: 233; Location: 240 FRANKLIN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARGARET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 233 SPRING STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 225 S 5TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 1040 NORTH EIGHTH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 12TH AND SPRUCE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MULBERRY CHILD CARE (Students: 115; Location: 23 GIBRALTAR RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MULBERRY CHILD CARE (Students: 82; Location: 450 WINGO LANE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FLYING HILLS PRESHOOL (Students: 76; Location: 11 VILLAGE CENTER; Grades: PK - KG)
Libraries in Reading:
  • READING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,653,767; Location: 100 SOUTH 5TH ST.; 263,845 books; 8,491 audio materials; 7,356 video materials; 500 serial subscriptions)
  • BERKS CO PUB LIBRARIES (Operating income: $1,243,101; Location: 1037F MACARTHUR ROAD; 25,318 books; 2,943 audio materials; 3,386 video materials; 88 serial subscriptions)
  • EXETER COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $174,942; Location: 4565 PRESTWICK DRIVE; 14,017 books; 702 audio materials; 1,782 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Reading: George Field (A), North Reading Plaza (B), Hessian Camp (C), Reading Art Gallery and Planetarium (D), House of Good Shepherd (E).

Shopping Centers: The Big Mill Shopping Center (1), Penn Square Mall (2).

Cemetery: Charles Evans Cemetery (1).

Reservoirs: Angelica Lake (A), Neversink Reservoir (B), Egelman Basin (C).

Creeks: Tulpehocken Creek (A), Angelica Creek (B), Wyomissing Creek (C).

Parks in Reading include: Hampden Park (1), Pendora Park (2), Centre Park (3), Egelman Park (4), Schlegel Park (5), Yarnell Park (6), Baer Park (7), Angelica Park (8), Riverfront Park (9).


Reading compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Reading:
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRAW (1340 AM; 1 kW; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIOV (1240 AM; 1 kW; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WCOJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; COATESVILLE, PA; Owner: WCOJ RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Reading:
  • W253AC (98.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W249AT (97.7 FM; READING, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WXAC (91.3 FM; READING, PA; Owner: ALBRIGHT COLLEGE)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W207AE (89.3 FM; READING, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W280CQ (103.9 FM; SHILLINGTON, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Reading:
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W24CS (Channel 24; READING, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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