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Reading, Pennsylvania (PA): Economy and Business Data & Market Research
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Based on the data from 1997 / 2002 when the population of Reading, Pennsylvania was 75,285 / 80,494

Number of Establishments per 100,000 population

Number of Establishments - Reading (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - 160, 2002 - 128 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 212, 2002 - 159, State average - 36)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - 95, 2002 - 88 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 126, 2002 - 109, State average - 17)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - 310, 2002 - 320 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 411, 2002 - 397, State average - 62)
  • D) Information: 2002 - 32 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - 39, State average - 8)
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - 50, 2002 - 57 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 66, 2002 - 70, State average - 12)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - 132, 2002 - 163 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 175, 2002 - 202, State average - 36)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - 59, 2002 - 66 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 78, 2002 - 81, State average - 14)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - 9, 2002 - 11 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 11, 2002 - 13, State average - 3)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - 120, 2002 - 167 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 159, 2002 - 207, State average - 47)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - 13, 2002 - 27 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 17, 2002 - 33, State average - 5)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - 164, 2002 - 154 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 217, 2002 - 191, State average - 34)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - 106, 2002 - 151 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 140, 2002 - 187, State average - 35)

Number of Employees per 100,000 population

Number of Employees - Reading (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - 16,969, 2002 - 9,852 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 22,539, 2002 - 12,239, State average - 5,954)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - 1,851, 2002 - 1,531 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 2,458, 2002 - 1,902, State average - 993)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - 2,919, 2002 - 3,790 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 3,877, 2002 - 4,708, State average - 891)
  • D) Information: 2002 - 1,126 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - 1,398, State average - 1,117)
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - 298, 2002 - 713 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 395, 2002 - 885, State average - 241)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - 925, 2002 - 1000-2499 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 1,228, 2002 - 1,738, State average - 944)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - 826, 2002 - 1,486 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 1,097, 2002 - 1,846, State average - 907)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - 55, 2002 - 20-99 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 73, 2002 - 59, State average - 308)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - 1,168, 2002 - 4,175 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 1,551, 2002 - 5,186, State average - 2,833)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - 180, 2002 - 699 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 239, 2002 - 868, State average - 427)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 1997 - 1000-2499, 2002 - 1,559 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 1,859, 2002 - 1,936, State average - 629)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - 943, 2002 - 1,537 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - 1,252, 2002 - 1,909, State average - 497)

Annual Payroll ($1,000) per 100,000 population

Annual Payroll ($1,000) - Reading (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - $737,374, 2002 - $430,172 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $979,443, 2002 - $534,414, State average - $78,553)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - $61,036, 2002 - $67,709 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $81,073, 2002 - $84,116, State average - $20,750)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - $55,703, 2002 - $76,773 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $73,989, 2002 - $95,377, State average - $14,994)
  • D) Information: 2002 - $37,060 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - $46,040, State average - $19,996)
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - $7,822, 2002 - $21,951 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $10,389, 2002 - $27,270, State average - $4,158)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - $46,204 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $61,372, State average - $31,011)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - $14,141, 2002 - $24,213 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $18,783, 2002 - $30,080, State average - $12,450)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - $803 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $1,066, State average - $9,020)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - $30,928, 2002 - $119,177 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $41,081, 2002 - $148,056, State average - $61,648)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - $6,844, 2002 - $13,113 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $9,090, 2002 - $16,290, State average - $9,635)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 2002 - $18,977 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - $23,575, State average - $5,794)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - $16,020, 2002 - $33,116 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $21,279, 2002 - $41,140, State average - $5,640)

Shipments / Sales / Receptions ($1,000) per 100,000 population

Shipments / Sales / Receptions ($1,000) - Reading (2002)

  • A) Manufacturing: 1997 - $3,654,193, 2002 - $2,455,708 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $4,853,812, 2002 - $3,050,796, State average - $455,775)
  • B) Wholesale trade: 1997 - $583,486, 2002 - $591,379 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $775,036, 2002 - $734,687, State average - $310,475)
  • C) Retail trade: 1997 - $502,845, 2002 - $810,650 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $667,921, 2002 - $1,007,093, State average - $150,200)
  • D) Information: No data
  • E) Real estate & rental & leasing: 1997 - $36,862, 2002 - $140,700 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $48,963, 2002 - $174,795, State average - $20,865)
  • F) Professional, scientific & technical services: 1997 - $88,627 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $117,721, State average - $74,719)
  • G) Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service: 1997 - $33,342, 2002 - $54,768 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $44,287, 2002 - $68,039, State average - $27,237)
  • H) Educational services: 1997 - $2,062 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $2,738, State average - $29,457)
  • I) Health care & social assistance: 1997 - $65,679, 2002 - $282,160 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $87,240, 2002 - $350,535, State average - $146,733)
  • J) Arts, entertainment & recreation: 1997 - $32,035, 2002 - $70,970 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $42,551, 2002 - $88,168, State average - $22,296)
  • K) Accommodation & food services: 2002 - $69,421 (Per 100,000 population: 2002 - $86,243, State average - $21,165)
  • L) Other services (except public administration): 1997 - $52,555, 2002 - $106,050 (Per 100,000 population: 1997 - $69,808, 2002 - $131,748, State average - $20,285)

Industry Description Number of Establishments
[1997 / 2002]
Number of Employees
[1997 / 2002]
Annual Payroll ($1,000)
[1997 / 2002]
Shipments / Sales / Receptions ($1,000)
[1997 / 2002]
Manufacturing160 / 12816,969 / 9,852$737,374 / $430,172$3,654,193 / $2,455,708
Food manufacturing19 / 152,156 / 1,302$63,319 / $49,574$477,740 / $404,600
Apparel manufacturing12 / -959 / -$15,449 / -$65,961 / -
Chemical manufacturing12 / 101,001 / 844$42,700 / $40,797$292,086 / $352,369
Plastics & rubber products manufacturing9 / 6616 / 985$22,969 / $35,712$74,630 / $133,256
Primary metal manufacturing83,342 / 2500-4999$210,472 / -$1,179,785 / -
Fabricated metal product manufacturing27 / 221,297 / 949$39,181 / $27,276$157,927 / $199,314
Computer & electronic product manufacturing11000-2499--
Transportation equipment manufacturing1 / -2500-4999 / ---
Miscellaneous manufacturing15 / 11545 / 500-999$17,105 / -$78,781 / -
Wholesale trade95 / 881,851 / 1,531$61,036 / $67,709$583,486 / $591,379
Wholesale trade, durable goods58 / 571,100 / 500-999$36,034 / -$296,541 / -
Wholesale trade, nondurable goods37 / 31751 / 500-999$25,002 / -$286,945 / -
Retail trade310 / 3202,919 / 3,790$55,703 / $76,773$502,845 / $810,650
Motor vehicle & parts dealers30 / 42439 / 618$14,146 / $23,683$142,130 / $228,402
Furniture & home furnishings stores13 / 6214 / 89$3,119 / $1,811$18,645 / $11,439
Electronics & appliance stores3 / 100-19 / 56- / $2,040- / $8,133
Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers26 / 14448 / 117$14,267 / $3,593$102,545 / $30,531
Food & beverage stores45 / 57499 / 786$6,094 / $11,019$68,894 / $117,309
Health & personal care stores20 / 25180 / 260$3,131 / $4,229$26,719 / $49,359
Gasoline stations28 / 21172 / 196$2,146 / $3,626$33,035 / $53,138
Clothing & clothing accessories stores89 / 69706 / 626$8,093 / $7,538$78,513 / $61,582
Sporting goods, hobby, book & music stores14 / 1748 / 246$620 / $3,572$5,520 / $35,227
General merchandise stores5 / 1326 / 545$381 / $8,056$3,099 / $61,739
Miscellaneous store retailers26 / 3420-99 / 100-249--
Nonstore retailers11 / 1288 / 20-99$2,577 / -$18,575 / -
Information- / 32- / 1,126- / $37,060-
Publishing industries (except Internet)- / 4- / 500-999--
Motion picture & sound recording industries- / 5- / 69- / $741-
Broadcasting & telecommunications12 / -500-999 / ---
Broadcasting (except Internet)- / 5- / 20-99--
Telecommunications- / 16- / 378- / $11,711-
Other information services- / 2- / 20-99--
Real estate & rental & leasing50 / 57298 / 713$7,822 / $21,951$36,862 / $140,700
Real estate32 / 34141 / 182$3,850 / $3,996$20,049 / $18,278
Rental & leasing services18 / 23157 / 531$3,972 / $17,955$16,813 / $122,422
Professional, scientific & technical services132 / 163925 / 1000-2499$46,204 / -$88,627 / -
Professional, scientific & technical services132 / 163925 / 1000-2499$46,204 / -$88,627 / -
Administrative & support & waste management & remediation service59 / 66826 / 1,486$14,141 / $24,213$33,342 / $54,768
Administrative & support services53 / 62807 / 1,475$13,844 / $24,023$31,486 / $53,808
Educational services9 / 1155 / 20-99$803 / -$2,062 / -
Educational services9 / 1155 / 20-99$803 / -$2,062 / -
Health care & social assistance120 / 1671,168 / 4,175$30,928 / $119,177$65,679 / $282,160
Ambulatory health care services105 / 99774 / 1000-2499$25,338 / -$53,255 / -
Hospitals- / 1- / 1000-2499--
Nursing & residential care facilities6 / 14259 / 500-999$3,904 / -$9,588 / -
Social assistance9 / 53135 / 1,306$1,686 / $23,426$2,836 / $51,868
Arts, entertainment & recreation13 / 27180 / 699$6,844 / $13,113$32,035 / $70,970
Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries2 / 720-99 / 598- / $11,777- / $64,908
Amusement, gambling & recreation industries11 / 1820-99--
Accommodation & food services164 / 1541000-2499 / 1,559- / $18,977- / $69,421
Accommodation1 / 40-19 / 107- / $1,789- / $5,086
Foodservices & drinking places163 / 1501,652 / 1,452$13,985 / $17,188$54,057 / $64,335
Other services (except public administration)106 / 151943 / 1,537$16,020 / $33,116$52,555 / $106,050
Repair & maintenance52 / 53238 / 295$6,480 / $7,866$22,374 / $25,219
Personal & laundry services54 / 50705 / 620$9,540 / $15,006$30,181 / $35,313

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