Reading, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 88,423 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.9%
 
Males: 42,480  (48.0%)
Females: 45,943  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

29.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 19602, 19604, 19611.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,160 (it was $26,698 in 2000)
Reading:

$31,160
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,082 (it was $13,086 in 2000)

Reading city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $70,000 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Reading:

$70,000
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $85,951; detached houses: $147,764; townhouses or other attached units: $68,112; in 2-unit structures: $155,031; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $418,579; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,427; mobile homes: $53,074

Median gross rent in 2017: $758.

March 2019 cost of living index in Reading: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.7%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.3% for Black residents, 35.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.7% for American Indian residents, 56.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 44.0% for other race residents, 45.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Reading, PA (2010)
    • 51,23058.2%Hispanic
    • 25,25828.7%White alone
    • 8,77410.0%Black alone
    • 1,5171.7%Two or more races
    • 9581.1%Asian alone
    • 1830.2%American Indian alone
    • 1420.2%Other race alone
    • 200.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Reading detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 373 registered sex offenders living in Reading, Pennsylvania as of December 10, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Reading is 235 to 1.


Crime rates in Reading by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
14
(17.4)
22
(27.2)
10
(12.4)
6
(7.4)
10
(12.4)
12
(14.9)
10
(12.3)
13
(14.7)
15
(16.9)
11
(12.5)
9
(10.2)
13
(14.8)
10
(11.4)
9
(10.3)
19
(21.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
36
(44.7)
51
(63.1)
44
(54.4)
41
(50.5)
33
(40.8)
22
(27.4)
21
(25.8)
22
(24.9)
44
(49.7)
50
(56.7)
55
(62.6)
37
(42.2)
47
(53.5)
60
(68.6)
53
(59.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
401
(497.7)
372
(459.9)
465
(574.6)
385
(474.3)
452
(559.0)
369
(458.9)
384
(471.9)
377
(426.6)
382
(431.4)
328
(372.3)
288
(327.8)
291
(331.6)
233
(265.3)
219
(250.3)
221
(249.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
665
(825.4)
491
(607.1)
482
(595.6)
320
(394.2)
373
(461.3)
363
(451.4)
352
(432.6)
346
(391.6)
387
(437.0)
354
(401.8)
408
(464.4)
359
(409.1)
307
(349.5)
336
(384.1)
328
(370.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,384
(1,718)
1,512
(1,869)
1,128
(1,394)
1,183
(1,457)
1,268
(1,568)
1,321
(1,643)
1,425
(1,751)
1,380
(1,562)
1,447
(1,634)
1,040
(1,180)
852
(969.9)
728
(829.7)
685
(779.9)
631
(721.3)
603
(681.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,330
(2,892)
2,520
(3,116)
2,288
(2,827)
1,780
(2,193)
2,150
(2,659)
1,872
(2,328)
1,582
(1,944)
1,501
(1,699)
1,629
(1,839)
1,465
(1,663)
1,494
(1,701)
1,572
(1,792)
1,417
(1,613)
1,278
(1,461)
1,192
(1,347)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,143
(1,419)
1,061
(1,312)
1,221
(1,509)
855
(1,053)
790
(977.0)
595
(739.9)
655
(805.0)
420
(475.3)
536
(605.3)
294
(333.7)
205
(233.4)
251
(286.1)
190
(216.3)
197
(225.2)
189
(213.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
65
(80.7)
45
(55.6)
49
(60.5)
49
(60.4)
40
(49.5)
30
(37.3)
29
(35.6)
32
(36.2)
17
(19.2)
27
(30.6)
20
(22.8)
11
(12.5)
12
(13.7)
11
(12.6)
17
(19.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)638.0724.7691.1550.4611.6547.0538.1470.9526.8438.2416.4397.3351.5354.3358.7

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City-data.com crime index in Reading, PA

Crime rate in Reading detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 182 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (5.2%), Italian (2.4%), American (2.2%), Polish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/16/1847

Elevation: 266 feet

Land area: 9.82 square miles.

Population density: 9,005 people per square mile   (high).

Reading, Pennsylvania map

18,354 residents are foreign born (19.1% Latin America).

This city:

20.7%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,891 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,263 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (47.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

West Reading borough, PA (1.1 miles ),
Mount Penn borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Wyomissing borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Greenfields, PA (1.5 miles ),
Kenhorst borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Wyomissing Hills borough, PA (1.7 miles ),
Stony Creek Mills, PA (1.7 miles ),
Colony Park, PA (1.7 miles )

Latitude: 40.34 N, Longitude: 75.93 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Pretzel Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,172 (-4.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,662 (33.4%)

Area codes: 610, 484

Distribution of median household income in Reading, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Reading, PA in 2017
Reading satellite photo by USGS

Reading tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $63,700
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $84,700
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $257,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Reading, PA residents
Average permit cost in Reading, PA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Reading, PA
Historical housing units in Reading, PA

Population change in the 1990s: +3,120 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in Reading, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Food (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Food (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Food (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Reading, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)

Average climate in Reading, Pennsylvania

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Reading, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.0. This is about average.

City:

83.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0450
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 7.80. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.616. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.616
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.67
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Reading-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (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 F3 tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Reading-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 5.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 4.4 miles away from Reading center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 262.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 308.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berks County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Reading topographic map

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 in Reading:

  • READING HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, SIXTH AVENUE AND SPRUCE ST)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 2500 BERNVILLE ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Reading:

  • BERKS HEIM CO HME (P O BOX 1495)
  • BERKSHIRE CENTER (5501 PERKIOMEN AVENUE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-READING (21 FAIRLANE ROAD)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION-WYOMI (1000 EAST WYOMISSING BLVD)
  • LEADER NSG/REHAB LAURELDALE (2125 ELIZABETH AVE)
  • ST JOSEPH TRANSITIONAL LOC CTR (145 NORTH 6TH STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Reading:

  • READING DIALYSIS CENTER (2201 DENGLER STREET)

Home Health Centers in Reading:

  • ADVANCE HOMEHEALTH CARE (634 PENN AVENUE)
  • BAYADA NURSES (6 HEARTHSTONE COURT SUITE 104)
  • HEALTHSOUTH READING REHAB AT HOME (1623 MORGANTOWN ROAD)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (2211 QUARRY DRIVE SUITE 58C)

Airports and heliports located in Reading:

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Operable nuclear power plants near Reading:

  • 17 miles: Limerick 1 and 2 in Pottstown, PA.

Colleges/Universities in Reading:

  • Reading Area Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,941; Location: 10 S Second St; Public; Website: www.racc.edu)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (Full-time enrollment: 2,605; Location: Tulpehocken Road; Public; Website: www.bk.psu.edu/)
  • Alvernia University (Full-time enrollment: 2,461; Location: 400 Saint Bernardine St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.alvernia.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Albright College (Full-time enrollment: 2,319; Location: 1621 N. 13th St.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.albright.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences (Full-time enrollment: 362; Location: 1025 Old Wyomissing Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.readinghealth.org)
  • Pace Institute (Full-time enrollment: 252; Location: 606 Court St Suite 404; Private, for-profit; Website: www.paceinstitute.edu)
  • Empire Beauty School-Reading (Full-time enrollment: 149; Location: 2302 N 5th St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Reading:

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 15 miles; Kutztown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,099)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 23 miles; Exton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,731)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 28 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 29 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,792)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 29 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Immaculata University (about 29 miles; Immaculata, PA; FT enrollment: 2,912)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 30 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,585)

Public high schools in Reading:

  • READING SHS (Students: 4,733, Location: 801 N 13TH ST, Grades: 10-12)
  • EXETER TWP JHS (Students: 1,398, Location: 151 E 39TH ST, Grades: 7-9)
  • EXETER TWP SHS (Students: 745, Location: 201 E 37TH ST, Grades: 7-12)
  • ANTIETAM MS/HS (Students: 555, Location: 100 ANTIETAM RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • I-LEAD CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 401 PENN STREET, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • READING INTERMEDIATE HS (Location: 215 NORTH 12TH ST, Grades: 8-9)
  • READING MUHLENBERG CTC (Location: 2615 WARREN ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Reading:

  • FAIRVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 163, Location: 410 S 14TH ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • READING SDA JR ACADEMY (Students: 73, Location: 309 N KENHORST BLVD, Grades: PK-10)
  • NORTHWESTERN HUMAN SERVICES (Students: 32, Location: 641 GREGG AVE, Grades: UG-12)
  • CHOR DAY ACADEMY (Students: 31, Location: 1010 CENTRE AVE, Grades: 3-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Reading:

Private elementary/middle schools in Reading:

  • HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 425, Location: 3125 KUTZTOWN RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST CATHARINE OF SIENA SCHOOL (Students: 293, Location: 2330 PERKIOMEN AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MARGARET SCHOOL (Students: 211, Location: 235 SPRING ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • OPPORTUNITIES SCHOOL (Students: 33, Location: 700 LANCASTER AVE STE 2, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Reading

Libraries in Reading:

  • READING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,812,166; Location: 100 S. 5TH STREET; 280,983 books; 18,280 audio materials; 22,940 video materials; 14 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 317 print serial subscriptions; 18 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • BERKS CO PUB LIBRARIES (Operating income: $1,753,977; Location: 1037F MACARTHUR ROAD; 37,928 books; 3,512 audio materials; 4,783 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 99 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • EXETER COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $485,340; Location: 4569 PRESTWICK DRIVE; 31,805 books; 4,010 audio materials; 4,687 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 68 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Reading: George Field (A), Hessian Camp (B), Saint Joseph's Villa (C), FirstEnergy Stadium (D), Fritz Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Bandshell Amphitheatre (F), Berks County Fire Training Center (G), Callowhill Historic District (H), Centre Park Historic District (I), Dove of Peace Sculpture (J), Duryea Drive (K), Penn Square (L), Reading Area Fire Fighters Museum (M), Reading Outlet Center (N), Reading Plaza (O), Reading Railroad Massacre Historic Marker (P), Reading Station (Q), Reese's Lock (R), North End Rod and Gun Association (S), Kerpers Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Penn Square Mall (1), The Big Mill Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Reading include: Sacret Heart Convent (A), Merner-Pfeiffer-Klein Memorial Chapel (B), Sylvan Chapel (C), Zion Baptist Church (D), Union Baptist Church (E), Trinity Lutheran Church (F), Tabernacle of Prayer for All People (G), Kesher Zion Synagogue (H), International Holiness Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Aulenbach Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery (3), German Lutheran Cemetery (4), Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (5), Charles Evans Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Schlegel Park Pool (A), Hillside Swimming Pool (B), Neversink Reservoir (C), Egelman Lake (D), Angelica Lake (E), Egelman Basin (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Tulpehocken Creek (A), Wyomissing Creek (B), Bernhart Creek (C), Angelica Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Reading include: Eleventh and Pike Playground (1), Eighth and Amity Playground (2), E.J. Dives Playground (3), Drenkel Field (4), Dove Garden (5), Angelica Park (6), City Park Playground (7), City Park (8), Cedar Street Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Central PA African American Museum (119 North 10th Street), Reading And Berks County Visitors Bureau (Tourism Consultants; 352 Penn St), Interplanetary Transit Authority Llc (Art Museums; 515 Canal St), Antietam Walk In-Bingo (Amusement & Theme Parks; Antietam Valley Shop), Grand Slam USA (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1037A Macarthur Road), C H Dill Travel Bureau (Tours & Charters; 4641 Pottsville Pike # 102C).

Hotels: Four Seasons Sunrooms (Maidencreek Industri), Country Inn-Suites Wyomissing (405 North Park Road), Comfort Inn Reading (2200 Stacy Drive), Days Inn (2299 Lancaster Pike), Best Western Dutch Colony Inn (4635 Perkiomen Avenue), Antique Airplane Restaurant (4635 Perkiomen Avenue), Econo Lodge Outlet Village (635 Spring Street), Holiday Inn Express and Suites (2389 Bernville Road).

Courts: U S Government - Courts- Federal District Court- Chambers (400 Washington Street), United States Bankruptcy Court (400 Washington Street), Courts-Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Ofc Information (400 Washington Street), Courts-Federal - District Court- Magistrate Judge- Tullio Gene Leomp (400 Washington Street Suite 101).

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Berks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Reading and their reported violations in the past:

BERN TWP MUNI AUTH (Population served: 1,800, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2009. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2014. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2005. Follow-up actions: St Consent Decree/Judgement (MAR-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2005)
ZION SPIES EVAN LUTH CH (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MOHNS MEMORIAL EVAN CH (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JAN-30-2006)
MEADOWBROOK CC (Population served: 283, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ZIONS SPIES EVAN REFORMED CH (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
GOUGLERSVILLE FIRE CO (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
SOUTHEND GUN CLUB INC (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
TROUT RUN SPORTS COMPLEX (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Reading that have no violations reported:

  • HAWK MOUNTAIN SCOUT RESERVATIO (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT SPRINGS (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EXETER FAMILY RESTAURANT (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAFER PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT LTD (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.2%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Reading in 2010:

  • 1,572 people in college/university student housing
  • 290 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 265 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 173 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 110 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 47 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Reading in 2000:

  • 1,172 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 393 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 222 people in nursing homes
  • 132 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 114 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 47 people in religious group quarters
  • 39 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
Arena or stadium:
  • Sovereign Center. Capacity: 7,200.

Banks with most branches in Reading (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Exeter Branch, Lancaster Avenue Branch, Fifth And Penn Branch, Ninth And Spring Branch, Riverside Pa Branch. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • National Penn Bank: Muhlenberg Weis Market, Jacksonwald Branch, Reading Branch, Shillington Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
  • VIST Bank: Exeter Branch, Operations Center Branch, Heritage Hills Branch, Northeast Reading Branch. Info updated 2010/11/22: Bank assets: $1,414.6 mil, Deposits: $1,193.3 mil, headquarters in Wyomissing, PA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Vist Financial Corp.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Fifth & Washington Branch, Tuckerton Road Branch, Exeter Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Customers Bank: Muhlenberg Branch, Exeter Branch, Reading Airport Branch. Info updated 2011/09/28: Bank assets: $2,077.5 mil, Deposits: $1,587.9 mil, headquarters in Phoenixville, PA, positive income, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Customers Bancorp, Inc
  • Affinity Bank of Pennsylvania: Exeter Commons Branch at 4541 Perkiomen Avenue, branch established on 2009/09/10; Reading Branch at 29 North Sixth Street, branch established on 2005/10/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $177.6 mil, Deposits: $151.8 mil, headquarters in Wyomissing, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Affinity Bancorp, Inc.
  • Susquehanna Bank: Mt. Penn Branch at 2900 St. Lawrence Avenue, branch established on 2001/07/16; Muhlenberg Branch at 4930 5th Street Highway, branch established on 2002/08/14. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • 5 other banks with 7 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Reading:

Marital status in Reading, PA
  • Never married: 42.3%
  • Now married: 37.0%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Reading:

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Reading
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Reading:

(Reading, Pennsylvania Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Reading, PA (based on Berks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant80,575177
Catholic75,67222
Evangelical Protestant33,376168
Other3,99623
Orthodox2,2755
Black Protestant1,0627
None214,486-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
Berks County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Berks County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Berks County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
This county:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Berks County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Berks County:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.2%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Reading:

43.5%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Reading:

23.4%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.5%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Reading:

52.8%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.4%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Reading, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 165$948,934$69,0130$0
Firefighters 116$652,702$67,5210$0
Financial Administration 84$288,583$41,2265$4,861
Housing and Community Development (Local) 46$175,440$45,7670$0
Streets and Highways 26$96,821$44,6878$5,079
Police - Other 25$89,728$43,0699$6,968
Solid Waste Management 17$53,804$37,9791$472
Other Government Administration 17$68,107$48,0768$5,059
Fire - Other 10$56,005$67,2060$0
Local Libraries 10$32,834$39,4010$0
Water Supply 10$79,116$94,9390$0
Parks and Recreation 6$23,296$46,5922$1,761
Other and Unallocable 5$30,082$72,1970$0
Judicial and Legal 4$15,196$45,5880$0
Sewerage 4$30,181$90,5430$0
Totals for Government 545$2,640,829$58,14733$24,200

Reading government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $13,413,000 ($151.69)
    Water Utilities: $3,591,000 ($40.61)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $31,554,000 ($356.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,120,000 ($227.54)
    Sewerage: $17,297,000 ($195.62)
    Water Utilities: $15,265,000 ($172.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,538,000 ($153.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,751,000 ($87.66)
    General - Other: $7,387,000 ($83.54)
    Regular Highways: $6,827,000 ($77.21)
    Central Staff Services: $6,599,000 ($74.63)
    Health - Other: $4,002,000 ($45.26)
    Financial Administration: $1,780,000 ($20.13)
    General Public Buildings: $1,717,000 ($19.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,400,000 ($15.83)
    Libraries: $1,213,000 ($13.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $804,000 ($9.09)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $124,395,000 ($1406.82)
    Corporate Bonds: $63,591,000 ($719.17)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $48,031,000 ($543.20)
    Benefit Payments: $28,268,000 ($319.69)
    Other Investments - Other: $15,871,000 ($179.49)
    Withdrawals: $439,000 ($4.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,726,000 ($132.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $669,000 ($7.57)
    Regular Highways: $579,000 ($6.55)
    Central Staff Services: $345,000 ($3.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $293,000 ($3.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,442,000 ($412.13)

Reading government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $41,772,000 ($472.41)
    Other: $13,839,000 ($156.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,635,000 ($75.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $809,000 ($9.15)
    Regular Highways: $52,000 ($0.59)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $8,644,000 ($97.76)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,628,000 ($18.41)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-2,183,000 ($-24.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,048,000 ($34.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $3,910,000 ($44.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,704,000 ($19.27)
    Rents: $1,539,000 ($17.40)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,008,000 ($11.40)
    Interest Earnings: $491,000 ($5.55)
    Sale of Property: $21,000 ($0.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,405,000 ($298.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $15,204,000 ($171.95)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,815,000 ($77.07)
    Highways: $1,665,000 ($18.83)
    General Local Government Support: $236,000 ($2.67)
  • Tax - Property: $22,204,000 ($251.11)
    Individual Income: $21,985,000 ($248.63)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,604,000 ($40.76)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,205,000 ($36.25)
    Public Utility License: $839,000 ($9.49)
    Amusements Sales: $353,000 ($3.99)

Reading government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $278,454,000 ($3149.11)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,497,000 ($3104.36)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,540,000 ($775.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,583,000 ($730.39)

Reading government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $824,000 ($9.32)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $41,706,000 ($471.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $152,316,000 ($1722.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000 ($0.06)

3.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.90%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.25% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,769 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.25%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.53% ($51,596 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.30% ($49,157)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,766)


4.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($302 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.47% ($47,442 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.36% ($48,724)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.29% ($50,058)
Businesses in Reading, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1La-Z-Boy3
ALDI1Lane Bryant2
AT&T3Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's3Lowe's2
Arby's2Marriott1
AutoZone3MasterBrand Cabinets10
BMW1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's4
Blockbuster2Men's Wearhouse1
Budget Car Rental1Motherhood Maternity2
Burger King3New Balance5
Burlington Coat Factory1Nike8
CVS5Office Depot1
Chevrolet1OfficeMax1
Chick-Fil-A2Old Navy1
Chipotle1Panera Bread1
Clarks1Papa John's Pizza3
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless3
Comfort Inn1Penske6
Curves1Pier 1 Imports1
DHL2Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen2Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos2
Deb1RadioShack2
Decora Cabinetry4Raymour & Flanigan1
Domino's Pizza4Red Lobster1
Dunkin Donuts6Red Robin1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid6
Famous Footwear3Rue211
Fashion Bug1SAS Shoes1
FedEx20SONIC Drive-In1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears3
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC2Sprint Nextel3
GameStop2Staples1
Gap1Starbucks1
Giant2Subway10
H&R Block2T-Mobile4
Haworth1Taco Bell2
Hilton1Target1
Holiday Inn3The Room Place1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us3
Honda1True Value1
Hyundai1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS22
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York5Walmart1
Justice1Wendy's5
KFC3World Gym1
Kmart1YMCA3
Kroger11

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.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

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.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • W249AT (97.7 FM; READING, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXAC (91.3 FM; READING, PA; Owner: ALBRIGHT COLLEGE)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W207AE (89.3 FM; READING, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

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)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Reading: William Graul, William Sands.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Reading fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 55Number of bridges
  • 971ft / 296mTotal length
  • $47,909,000Total costs
  • 921,546Total average daily traffic
  • 69,439Total average daily truck traffic
  • 552,447Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Reading, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 61910-1919
  • 71920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 111950-1959
  • 161960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Reading, PA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 387 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Reading)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Reading, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 415 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Reading)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Reading)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 141 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED326$78,205198$61,499321$83,306166$20,1995$1,573,800144$57,3131$61,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$89,27317$57,47138$66,91921$16,3811$60,00011$50,1821$100,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED75$74,45853$54,136334$75,289244$17,9598$180,75075$50,2801$40,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$82,63326$66,330146$86,69517$30,8241$280,00023$57,5031$75,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$85,6694$52,25031$88,3005$53,4181$280,0005$72,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 27 tracts in Reading, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$79,8284$90,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$62,3004$106,4751$34,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$58,1250$04$41,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$101,6100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$45,0002$79,0003$35,667
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Reading, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Reading, PA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1081
  • Hazardous Condition: 891
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 25
Fire incident types in Reading, PA

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Fire-safe hotels and motels in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • Comfort Inn, 2200 Stacy Dr, Reading, Pennsylvania 19605 , Phone: (610) 371-0500, Fax: (610) 478-9421
  • Dutch Colony Motor Inn, 4635 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, Pennsylvania 19606 , Phone: (215) 799-2345, Fax: (610) 779-8348
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2545 N 5TH St Hwy, Reading, Pennsylvania 19605 , Phone: (610) 929-4741, Fax: (610) 929-5237
  • Days Inn, 910 Woodland Ave, Reading, Pennsylvania 19610 , Phone: (610) 374-1500, Fax: (610) 374-2554
  • Econo Lodge Reading, 2310 Fraver Dr, Reading, Pennsylvania 19605 , Phone: (610) 378-1145, Fax: (610) 372-1242
  • Country Inn & Suites Carlson, 405 N Park Rd, Reading, Pennsylvania 19610 , Phone: (610) 373-4444, Fax: (610) 373-4186
  • Best Western Plus, 2299 Lancaster Pike, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607 , Phone: (610) 777-7888, Fax: (610) 777-5138
  • Crowne Plaza Reading, 1741 Paper Mill Rd, Reading, Pennsylvania 19610 , Phone: (610) 376-3811, Fax: (610) 376-4766
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Reading, Pennsylvania
Most common first names in Reading, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,16681.1 years
John2,16376.0 years
William1,65375.7 years
Helen1,31081.4 years
Charles1,30876.3 years
Robert1,25572.7 years
Anna1,16881.7 years
George1,16075.8 years
Joseph1,02175.2 years
Paul89376.0 years
Most common last names in Reading, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller78578.4 years
Smith49777.2 years
Moyer47278.3 years
Snyder34776.7 years
Brown31576.7 years
Fisher26679.6 years
Kline25779.4 years
Boyer21678.9 years
Schaeffer21376.7 years
Jones19674.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Reading, PA
  • 53.7%Utility gas
  • 34.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Reading, PA
  • 42.3%Utility gas
  • 37.9%Electricity
  • 16.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Reading compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Reading on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 50,000+"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Dominican Republic (population 500+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 50,000+"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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