West Reading, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 4,210 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 2,039  (48.4%)
Females: 2,171  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 19611.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,354 (it was $38,340 in 2000)
West Reading:

$52,354
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,339 (it was $21,414 in 2000)

West Reading borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,291 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
West Reading:

$121,291
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $141,190; detached houses: $179,432; townhouses or other attached units: $125,091; in 2-unit structures: $408,273

Median gross rent in 2017: $834.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Reading: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.9%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.3% for Black residents, 16.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for other race residents, 18.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Reading, PA (2010)
    • 2,93969.8%White alone
    • 76918.3%Hispanic
    • 2987.1%Black alone
    • 1042.5%Two or more races
    • 821.9%Asian alone
    • 150.4%Other race alone
    • 40.09%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in West Reading, Pennsylvania as of December 05, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Reading is 841 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in West Reading by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(99.8)
3
(74.8)
1
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(74.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.7)
5
(119.0)
3
(71.4)
1
(23.9)
2
(47.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(149.7)
6
(149.6)
7
(174.6)
2
(48.9)
4
(98.8)
6
(149.1)
4
(98.2)
4
(94.7)
8
(189.3)
8
(190.4)
7
(166.7)
3
(71.7)
4
(95.6)
2
(48.0)
3
(71.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(449.1)
18
(448.7)
19
(473.9)
15
(367.1)
17
(419.8)
23
(571.4)
22
(539.9)
15
(355.0)
12
(283.9)
16
(380.9)
40
(952.6)
24
(573.6)
9
(215.0)
26
(623.7)
17
(403.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(723.6)
35
(872.4)
29
(723.4)
28
(685.3)
35
(864.2)
26
(646.0)
27
(662.6)
24
(568.0)
23
(544.1)
16
(380.9)
19
(452.5)
18
(430.2)
14
(334.4)
11
(263.9)
13
(308.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
134
(3,343)
168
(4,187)
169
(4,216)
136
(3,328)
207
(5,111)
218
(5,416)
210
(5,153)
185
(4,379)
149
(3,525)
161
(3,832)
94
(2,239)
143
(3,418)
151
(3,607)
160
(3,838)
103
(2,447)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
28
(698.6)
24
(598.2)
33
(823.1)
18
(440.5)
17
(419.8)
15
(372.7)
12
(294.5)
9
(213.0)
9
(212.9)
5
(119.0)
6
(142.9)
1
(23.9)
8
(191.1)
6
(143.9)
1
(23.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)352.4470.8452.2304.5471.4450.7452.8331.4375.9418.0430.3324.1292.9322.6223.6

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City-data.com crime index in West Reading, PA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.33
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (25.3%), American (7.9%), Italian (5.6%), Irish (4.7%), Polish (2.3%), English (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/18/1907

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 7,361 people per square mile   (high).

West Reading,PA real estate house value index trend

West Reading, Pennsylvania map

164 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This borough:

3.9%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,195 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,700 (2.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (1.2 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (48.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Wyomissing borough, PA (1.0 miles ),
Reading, PA (1.1 miles ),
Kenhorst borough, PA (1.3 miles ),
Wyomissing Hills borough, PA (1.4 miles ),
Greenfields, PA (1.4 miles ),
Colony Park, PA (1.4 miles ),
Shillington borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Lincoln Park, PA (1.6 miles )

Latitude: 40.33 N, Longitude: 75.95 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,521 (+106.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 348 (18.1%)

Distribution of median household income in West Reading, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Reading, PA in 2017
West Reading satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in West Reading, PA
Historical housing units in West Reading, PA
Most common industries in West Reading, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.7%)
Most common occupations in West Reading, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in West Reading, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Reading, Pennsylvania average temperatures West Reading, Pennsylvania average precipitation West Reading, Pennsylvania humidity West Reading, Pennsylvania wind speed West Reading, Pennsylvania snowfall West Reading, Pennsylvania sunshine West Reading, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
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 1.3 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 1.2 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 1.2 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 1.4 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 1.3 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 7.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.68
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 0.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

West Reading-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the West Reading borough center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 10.4 miles away from the borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West 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 4.8 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 3.2 miles away from the city 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 263.5 miles away from West Reading 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 245.9 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 308.9 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 48.1 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).
West Reading topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Reading:

  • LEADER NSG/REHAB CTR (425 BUTTONWOOD ST)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-WEST READING NORTH (425 BUTTONWOOD STREET)
  • READING NSG CTR WEST READING (4TH AND SPRUCE STS)
  • SPRUCE MANOR NURSING AND REHAB (220 S. FOURTH AVENUE)

Heliports located in West Reading:

Operable nuclear power plants near West Reading:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Reading:

  • Reading Area Community College (about 1 miles; Reading, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 2 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 3 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Albright College (about 3 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 16 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 23 miles; Exton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,731)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 28 miles; Lancaster, PA; FT enrollment: 2,585)

Public elementary/middle school in West Reading:

Private elementary/middle school in West Reading:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 152, Location: 701 FRANKLIN ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in West Reading

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Reading Area Community College is missing form the list of colleges and universities.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Reading: Berkshire Village (A), Berkshire Terrace Apartments (B), Reading Hospital A Building (C), Reading Hospital B Building (D), Reading Hospital C Building (E), Reading Hospital Child Development Center (F), Reading Hospital D Building (G), Reading Hospital Doctor's Office Building (H), Reading Hospital E Building (I), Reading Hospital G Building (J), Reading Hospital Health Education Center (K), Reading Hospital J Building (L), Reading Hospital K Building (M), Reading Hospital L Building (N), Reading Hospital M Building (O), Reading Hospital N Building (P), Reading Hospital R Building (Q), Reading Hospital Spruce Building (R), Reading Hospital U Building (S), Spruce Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Reading include: Saint James United Church of Christ (A), Scottish Rite Cathedral (B), Lighthouse Christian Center (C), Christ Presbyterian Church (D), Bethany Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Weiser Lake (A), West Reading Pool (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in West Reading: West Reading Playground (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

57.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

9.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in West Reading in 2010:

  • 342 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 62 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in West Reading in 2000:

  • 463 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in West Reading (2011 data):

  • Customers Bank: West Reading Branch at 555 Penn Av (West Reading Shopping Center), branch established on 2003/09/15. 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

For population 15 years and over in West Reading:

Marital status in West Reading, PA
  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 30.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 21.2%

For population 25 years and over in West Reading:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

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

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Religion statistics for West 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
Here:

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.
State:

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
This county:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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:
Berks County:

13.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Reading:

48.9%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.4%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Reading:

20.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Reading:

13.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Reading:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Reading:

32.7%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

53.8%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
West Reading:

76.1%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Reading, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$78,721$85,8772$3,716
Other Government Administration 4$14,936$44,8088$1,104
Streets and Highways 3$13,164$52,6560$0
Police - Other 2$5,796$34,7761$405
Parks and Recreation 2$8,318$49,9081$868
Solid Waste Management 2$8,798$52,7880$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,747$46,4820$0
Financial Administration 1$4,984$59,8080$0
Totals for Government 27$142,464$63,31712$6,093

West Reading government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $123,000 ($29.22)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($4.75)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.71)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,856,000 ($440.86)
    Water Utilities: $800,000 ($190.02)
    Sewerage: $782,000 ($185.75)
    Regular Highways: $751,000 ($178.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $360,000 ($85.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $316,000 ($75.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $283,000 ($67.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $271,000 ($64.37)
    Central Staff Services: $237,000 ($56.29)
    General - Other: $225,000 ($53.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $140,000 ($33.25)
    Financial Administration: $105,000 ($24.94)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($13.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000 ($8.31)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $440,000 ($104.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $964,000 ($228.98)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($2.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($2.61)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($2.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($2.38)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,045,000 ($485.75)

West Reading government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,477,000 ($350.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $388,000 ($92.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $132,000 ($31.35)
    Other: $46,000 ($10.93)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $580,000 ($137.77)
    Donations From Private Sources: $236,000 ($56.06)
    General Revenue - Other: $118,000 ($28.03)
    Fines and Forfeits: $71,000 ($16.86)
    Sale of Property: $14,000 ($3.33)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,686,000 ($400.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $291,000 ($69.12)
    Other: $196,000 ($46.56)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($1.43)
  • Tax - Property: $1,253,000 ($297.62)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,177,000 ($279.57)
    Individual Income: $410,000 ($97.39)
    Public Utility License: $66,000 ($15.68)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $33,000 ($7.84)

West Reading government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,369,000 ($2700.48)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,959,000 ($2603.09)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,590,000 ($1802.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,180,000 ($1705.46)

West Reading government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $277,000 ($65.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $969,000 ($230.17)

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 West Reading, PA
NameCountNameCount
Decora Cabinetry2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Giant1Rite Aid1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Reading:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOV (1240 AM; 1 kW; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRAW (1340 AM; 1 kW; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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 West Reading:

  • 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.)
  • W253AC (98.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W249AT (97.7 FM; READING, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • W280CQ (103.9 FM; SHILLINGTON, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W207AE (89.3 FM; READING, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West 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.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • 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)
West Reading fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of West Reading fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.4mTotal length
  • $3,831,000Total costs
  • 242,048Total average daily traffic
  • 21,773Total average daily truck traffic
  • 114,834Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Rodrigo Enciso, Old Wyomissing Road/Summit Chase Drive (Lat: 40.325500 Lon: -75.941611), Type: 56.4, Overall height: 55.5 m, Registrant: Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Lpetro@dc.Gcd.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 408-7221

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Reading Hosp & Medical Ctr 6th And Spruce Sts (Lat: 40.330639 Lon: -75.949389), Call Sign: KXB728, Licensee ID: L00050829,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.220 MHz, 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2000, Expiration Date: 03/27/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2005, Registrant: Reading Hospital & Medical Center, 6th & Spruce St, West Reading, PA 19602, Phone: (215) 378-6256
  • Lat: 40.330444 Lon: -75.949806, Call Sign: WQES210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1600 MHz, 72.2400 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2016, Expiration Date: 03/31/2026, Certifier: Mike Rubendall, Registrant: Primex Wireless Inc, 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PA-RDG0114A, 701 Reading Avenue (Lat: 40.338111 Lon: -75.951694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 30.4 m, Call Sign: WQLJ495,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 21825.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2010, Expiration Date: 02/09/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Reading)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$115,59420$93,15061$96,2465$34,0003$1,087,66712$75,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$06$101,8330$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$124,5003$161,66726$98,19211$18,3640$06$135,167
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$132,3332$91,0008$88,1254$68,5000$02$81,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$128,2500$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$119,5001$125,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$210,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Reading, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Reading, PA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
  • Hazardous Condition: 50
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in West Reading, PA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Reading, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Reading, PA
  • 69.7%Utility gas
  • 25.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Reading, PA
  • 41.3%Utility gas
  • 32.5%Electricity
  • 23.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Solar energy
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


West Reading compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

West Reading on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
  • #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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