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Population in 2012: 88,102 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 

Males: 42,912  (48.7%)
Females: 45,190  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  29.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.4 years

Zip codes: 19602, 19604, 19611.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,656 (it was $26,698 in 2000)
Reading:

$25,656
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,414

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,700 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Reading:

$67,700
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,951; Detached houses: $137,841; Townhouses or other attached units: $65,076; In 2-unit structures: $77,502; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,774; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $556,466; Mobile homes: $34,789

Median gross rent in 2012: $691.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 19601, 19602, 19604, 19611.

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  • Hispanic - 52,782 (59.9%)
  • White alone - 22,644 (25.7%)
  • Black alone - 8,801 (10.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2,024 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1,706 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 74 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 64 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Reading: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (11.2%), Irish (5.1%), Italian (4.9%), Polish (3.7%), English (2.0%), United States (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/16/1847

Elevation: 266 feet

Land area: 9.82 square miles.

Population density: 8,972 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Reading:

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Reading city:

  • Never married: 44.6%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

14,017 residents are foreign born (14.8% Latin America).

This city:  17.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 171 registered sex offenders living in Reading, Pennsylvania as of November 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Reading to the number of sex offenders is 515 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,655 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,008 (2.0%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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: -29,831 (-33.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,838 (39.7%)

Area codes: 610, 484

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Crime rates in Reading by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2320191614221061012101315
per 100,000 30.424.623.319.817.427.212.47.412.414.912.314.716.9
Rapes 41455556365144413322212244
per 100,000 54.355.467.469.444.763.154.450.540.827.425.824.949.7
Robberies 404455510434401372465385452369384377382
per 100,000 534.8560.0625.3537.8497.7459.9574.6474.3559.0458.9471.9426.6431.4
Assaults 429456503440665491482320373363352346387
per 100,000 567.9561.3616.7545.3825.4607.1595.6394.2461.3451.4432.6391.6437.0
Burglaries 1,3601,4451,5031,1401,3841,5121,1281,1831,2681,3211,4251,3801,447
per 100,000 1800.31778.51842.71412.81717.81869.51393.81457.51568.11642.71751.31561.71634.0
Thefts 3,0162,6812,8022,4582,3302,5202,2881,7802,1501,8721,5821,5011,629
per 100,000 3992.43299.83435.33046.22891.93115.82827.22193.02658.92327.81944.21698.71839.5
Auto thefts 6204918261,0451,1431,0611,221855790595655420536
per 100,000 820.7604.31012.71295.01418.61311.81508.81053.4977.0739.9805.0475.3605.3
Arson 42437155654549494030293217
per 100,000 55.652.987.068.280.755.660.560.449.537.335.636.219.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 744.9692.8774.7704.3749.6739.8705.4561.8624.4558.3549.3480.7537.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 191 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Reading-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 71% 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 significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 52% 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 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
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.9 miles away from Reading center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berks County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Taylor Swift - Singer and songwriter, Betsy King - Professional golfer, Spencer Fullerton Baird - Naturalist, Jesse Levan - Major League Baseball player, John Updike - Novelist and short story writer, Wallace Stevens - (1880-1955), poet, John Barrasso - Politician, Keith Haring - Artist, Travis Kauffman - Boxer, Tullio DeSantis - Artist.

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

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:

  • READING DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 2201 DENGLER STREET)
  • ADVANCE HOMEHEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 634 PENN AVENUE)
  • BAYADA NURSES (Home Health Center, 6 HEARTHSTONE COURT SUITE 104)
  • HEALTHSOUTH READING REHAB AT HOME (Home Health Center, 1623 MORGANTOWN ROAD)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 2211 QUARRY DRIVE SUITE 58C)
  • READING HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, SIXTH AVENUE AND SPRUCE ST)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 2500 BERNVILLE ROAD)
  • BERKS HEIM CO HME (Nursing Home, P O BOX 1495)
  • BERKSHIRE CENTER (Nursing Home, 5501 PERKIOMEN AVENUE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-READING (Nursing Home, 21 FAIRLANE ROAD)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION-WYOMI (Nursing Home, 1000 EAST WYOMISSING BLVD)
  • LEADER NSG/REHAB LAURELDALE (Nursing Home, 2125 ELIZABETH AVE)
  • ST JOSEPH TRANSITIONAL LOC CTR (Nursing Home, 145 NORTH 6TH STREET)

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Operable nuclear power plants near Reading:

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

Local government website: www.cityofreadingpa.com

Colleges/Universities in Reading:

  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (Full-time enrollment: 2,361; Location: Tulpehocken Rd; Public; Website: www.bk.psu.edu/)
  • Albright College (FT enrollment: 2,253; Location: 1621 N. 13th St.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.albright.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Reading Area Community College (FT enrollment: 1,864; Location: 10 S Second St; Public; Website: www.racc.edu)
  • Alvernia University (FT enrollment: 1,792; Location: 400 Saint Bernardine St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.alvernia.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences (FT enrollment: 315; Location: 1025 Old Wyomissing Road; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.readinghospital.org)
  • Pace Institute (FT enrollment: 288; Location: 606 Court St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.paceinstitute.com)
  • Empire Beauty School-Reading (FT enrollment: 70; 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 14 miles; Kutztown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,093)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 23 miles; Exton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 28 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,127)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 28 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,422)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 29 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,352)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 11,561)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 33 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 6,966)

Biggest public high schools in Reading:

Private high schools in Reading:

  • HOLY NAME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: 955 E WYOMISSING BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 309; Location: 1400 HILL RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • FAIRVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 151; Location: 410 S 14TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Reading:

  • HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 3125 KUTZTOWN RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CATHARINE OF SIENA SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 2330 PERKIOMEN AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST PETER SCHOOL (Students: 209; Location: 225 S 5TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARGARET SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 233 SPRING ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 53 VERMONT RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CABRINI ACADEMY (Students: 117; Location: 240 FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ALBRIGHT LEARNING CENTER (Students: 90; Location: 3040 KUTZTOWN RD; Grades: PK - 1)
  • HILDEBRANDT LEARNING CENTER (Students: 84; Location: 2390 BERNVILLE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • RIVERVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 3301 STOUDTS FERRY BRIDGE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • READING SDA JR ACADEMY (Students: 80; Location: 309 KENHORST BLVD; Grades: PK - 10)
See full list of schools located in Reading, map of school districts: READING SCHOOL DISTRICT, EXETER TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.0. This is about average.
City:

36.0
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0967. This is significantly worse than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0967
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.222. This is significantly better than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.222
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.41. This is significantly worse than average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.41
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.35. This is about average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.35
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.71. This is significantly better than average. There were 27 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.71
U.S.:

22.06
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.6

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

GREAT OAK SPRING WATER CO (Population served: 4500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BERN TWP MUNI AUTH (Population served: 1300, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-10-2005 and JAN-05-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2006)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (MAR-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2005)
KAMP KEYSTONE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1999 and MAR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-1999)
HAFER PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT LTD (Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-24-1999), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-24-1999), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-26-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-1999)
GREAT OAK SPRING WATER CO (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • HAWK MOUNTAIN SCOUT RESERVATIO (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EXETER FAMILY RESTAURANT (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DUTCH COLONY MOTOR INN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GREAT OAK SPRING WATER VENDING (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • GREEN HILLS GOLF DRIVING RANGE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.5%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Reading, PA

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

Reading compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Reading, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • Comfort Inn, 2200 Stacy Dr, Reading, PA 19605 , Phone: (610) 371-0500, Fax: (610) 478-9421
  • Dutch Colony Motor Inn, 4635 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606 , Phone: (215) 799-2345, Fax: (610) 779-8348
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2545 N 5TH St Hwy, Reading, PA 19605 , Phone: (610) 929-4741, Fax: (610) 929-5237
  • Quality Inn, 2017 Bernville Rd, Reading, PA 19601 , Phone: (610) 736-0400, Fax: (610) 685-7011
  • Days Inn, 910 Woodland Ave, Reading, PA 19610 , Phone: (610) 374-1500, Fax: (610) 374-2554
  • Econo Lodge Reading, 2310 Fraver Dr, Reading, PA 19605 , Phone: (610) 378-1145, Fax: (610) 372-1242
  • Country Inn & Suites Carlson, 405 N Park Rd, Reading, PA 19610 , Phone: (610) 373-4444, Fax: (610) 373-4186
  • Best Western Plus, 2299 Lancaster Pike, Reading, PA 19607 , Phone: (610) 777-7888, Fax: (610) 777-5138
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Reading, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Reading travel time to work - commute


Reading mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Reading city (based on Berks County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.93%
Here53.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents40.0%26.3%18.2%4.1%1.4%
Congregations7.5%25.6%22.2%6.6%4.1%
NameMennonite Church USAJewishEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.9%0.7%6.0%
Congregations6.9%1.3%2.2%1.3%22.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Berks County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Berks County:

28.0%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 38$125,940$39,7712$1,082
Other Government Administration 25$86,176$41,3649$4,490
Judicial and Legal 4$15,732$47,1960$0
Police Protection - Officers 209$1,211,108$69,5370$0
Police - Other 27$97,534$43,34879$26,908
Firefighters 144$856,664$71,3890$0
Fire - Other 2$6,926$41,5560$0
Streets and Highways 27$103,624$46,0553$2,128
Solid Waste Management 3$9,272$37,0880$0
Sewerage 58$224,964$46,5441$1,680
Parks and Recreation 21$75,890$43,36642$20,880
Housing and Community Development(Local) 42$150,908$43,1172$1,600
Natural Resources 11$32,378$35,3210$0
Water Supply 11$32,378$35,3210$0
Local Libraries 23$71,460$37,2830$0
Other and Unallocable 25$86,024$41,2926$3,816
Totals for Government 670$3,186,978$57,080144$62,584

Reading government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,140,000 ($12.94)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $22,675,000 ($257.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,775,000 ($235.81)
    Sewerage: $12,212,000 ($138.61)
    Water Utilities: $10,678,000 ($121.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,142,000 ($115.12)
    Central Staff Services: $4,120,000 ($46.76)
    General - Other: $3,758,000 ($42.66)
    Regular Highways: $3,090,000 ($35.07)
    Health - Other: $3,069,000 ($34.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,743,000 ($31.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,752,000 ($19.89)
    Financial Administration: $1,638,000 ($18.59)
    Libraries: $1,192,000 ($13.53)
    General Public Buildings: $1,013,000 ($11.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $515,000 ($5.85)
    Transit Utilities: $104,000 ($1.18)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $27,770,000 ($315.20)
    Benefit Payments: $8,268,000 ($93.85)
    Corporate Bonds: $7,847,000 ($89.07)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $4,988,000 ($56.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,233,000 ($36.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $824,000 ($9.35)
    Central Staff Services: $588,000 ($6.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000 ($0.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $34,890,000 ($396.02)

Reading government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,137,000 ($228.56)
    All Other: $5,836,000 ($66.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,263,000 ($37.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,295,000 ($14.70)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $5,137,000 ($58.31)
    From Other Governments: $2,720,000 ($30.87)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,425,000 ($16.17)
    From Parent Local Government: $1,290,000 ($14.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $190,000 ($2.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,244,000 ($14.12)
    Interest Earnings: $897,000 ($10.18)
    Rents: $577,000 ($6.55)
    General Revenue, NEC: $119,000 ($1.35)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,184,000 ($161.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $15,037,000 ($170.68)
    All Other: $3,774,000 ($42.84)
    Highways: $1,144,000 ($12.98)
    General Local Government Support: $84,000 ($0.95)
  • Tax - Property: $15,044,000 ($170.76)
    Individual Income: $8,819,000 ($100.10)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $7,153,000 ($81.19)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $3,810,000 ($43.25)
    Public Utility License: $659,000 ($7.48)
    Amusements Sales: $531,000 ($6.03)

Reading government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,760,000 ($1540.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,259,000 ($1433.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,501,000 ($107.84)

Reading government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,770,000 ($20.09)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $64,884,000 ($736.46)
    Total Federal Securities: $19,463,000 ($220.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,308,000 ($264.56)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $905,000 ($10.27)

4.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,285 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.81% ($47,814 average AGI)
from Chester County, PA  0.33% ($51,594)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.33% ($42,520)


4.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($460 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.46% ($38,236 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.29% ($43,649)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.24% ($39,105)

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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Reading fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 47
Total length: 555 meters (1,821ft)
Total costs: $45,000
Total average daily traffic: 609,246
Total average daily truck traffic: 42,244

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 6
  • 1920-1929: 7
  • 1930-1939: 6
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 12
  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Reading, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 237 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Reading)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Reading, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 94 (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: 346 (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: 134 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1081
  • Hazardous Condition: 891
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 25

Incident types - Reading


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Reading, PA

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
Businesses in Reading, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's2
AT&T3Marriott1
Applebee's3MasterBrand Cabinets10
Arby's2McDonald's4
AutoZone3Men's Wearhouse1
BMW1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works2New Balance5
Blockbuster2Nike9
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
Burger King3OfficeMax1
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy1
CVS5Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza3
Chipotle1Payless3
Clarks1Penske6
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Curves1Quality1
DHL2Quiznos2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack2
Days Inn1Raymour & Flanigan1
Deb1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry4Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza4Rite Aid6
Dunkin Donuts6Rue211
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear3SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx20Sears3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel3
GNC2Staples1
GameStop2Starbucks1
Gap1Subway10
H&R Block2T-Mobile4
Haworth1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn3Target1
Home Depot1The Room Place1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us3
JoS. A. Bank1True Value1
Jones New York5U-Haul3
KFC3UPS22
Kmart1Verizon Wireless2
Kroger11Walmart1
La-Z-Boy3Wendy's5
Lane Bryant2World Gym1
Lane Furniture4YMCA3
Little Caesars Pizza1
Browse common businesses in Reading, PA


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  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #56 (19604) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Pennsylvania German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Anthony James Buser (10)
  • Eric K. Staudt (8)
  • Stephen A. Costantino (6)
  • Robert T. Pike (6)
  • Kyle S. Mason (5)
  • Gregory Allen Auchter (4)
  • Michael E. Fangman (4)
  • Onajite Okoh (4)
  • Craig M. Potteiger (4)
  • Ludovica Ursoi (3)

Total of 154 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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