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Berks County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 417,854 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 373,638 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 75,656
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 34,997
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 104,693
Renter-occupied apartments: 43,703 (it was 36,877 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

30%

Land area: 859 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 487 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Berks County: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Berks County, PA (2017)
    • 298,92380.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 87,95323.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 18,4674.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,0211.6%Asian alone
    • 4,9341.3%Two or more races
    • 1,0140.3%Some other race alone
    • 5420.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 205,608  (49.2%)
Females: 212,246  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Berks County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,058 ($44,714 in 1999)
This county:

$61,058
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $717 (lower quartile is $594, upper quartile is $892)
This county:

$717
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,700 (it was $104,400 in 2000)
Berks:

$173,700
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,100 - $248,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $240,368
Here:

$240,368
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $106,603
Here:

$106,603
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $321,344
Here:

$321,344
State:

$167,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $227,241
Here:

$227,241
State:

$239,223

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $306,433
Here:

$306,433
State:

$279,683

Mobile homes: $153,636
Here:

$153,636
State:

$63,273

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,449
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $569

Institutionalized population: 4,176
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1534 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 1998: 1576 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 1999: 1561 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2000: 1583 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2001: 1691 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2002: 1754 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2003: 1566 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2004: 1493 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2005: 1273 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2006: 1063 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2007: 1009 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2008: 614 buildings, average cost: $200,900
  • 2009: 372 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2010: 350 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2011: 267 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2012: 253 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2013: 344 buildings, average cost: $177,600
  • 2014: 322 buildings, average cost: $192,000
  • 2015: 343 buildings, average cost: $199,200
  • 2016: 366 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2017: 399 buildings, average cost: $173,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Berks, PA residents
Average permit cost in Berks, PA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,719 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,266 (2.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Berks, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Berks, PA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Berks, PA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.8%
Berks County:

11.8%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.1% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.2% for American Indian residents, 47.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.7% for other race residents, 34.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.8 years old
(Males: 38.2 years old, Females: 41.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.5 years old, Black residents: 26.2 years old, American Indian residents: 30.2 years old, Asian residents: 37.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.3 years old, Other race residents: 26.0 years old)

Area name: Reading, PA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Berks County is $519 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $856 a month.

Cities in this county include: Reading, Wyomissing, Blandon, Kutztown, Birdsboro, Shillington, Pennside, Hamburg, West Reading, Fleetwood.

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

2018 air pollution in Berks County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Berks County: Denny (A), Marada Golf Course (B), West Hills Par 3 Golf Course (C), Venango Trail Golf Course (D), Rose Ridge Golf Course (E), Seven Springs Golf Course (F), Riverview Golf Course (G), Douglas (H), Parke (I), Industry (J), Bon Air Golf Course (K), Butlers Golf Course (L), Camp O'Connell Swimming Pool (M), Coraopolis Heights Golf Course (N), Montour Heights Country Club (O), Camp Deer Creek (P), Youghiogheny Country Club (Q), Camp Youghahela (R), Hope Grange (S), Camp Yough (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Chartiers Valley Shopping Center (1), Pittsburgh Mills Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Berks County include: Holy Family Church (A), Victory Church (B), Holy Child Parish Hall (C), Wexford Community Presbyterian Church (D), West Hills Christian Church (E), West Hills Baptist Church (F), West Hills Alliance Church (G), Victory Primitive Methodist Church (H), Pleasant Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Weaver and Waddell Cemetery (1), Trinity Cemetery (2), West Union Cemetery (3), Transfiguration Cemetery (4), Bethany Cemetery (5), Taylor Cemetery (6), Bull Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Pond Three (A), Spring Valley Lake (B), Springdale Lake (C), West Deer Lake (D), Arrowhead Lakes (E), Monongahela River Pool Three (F), Sedimentation Pond Number Three (G), Butlers Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Perry Mill Run (A), Meeks Creek (B), Thorn Run (C), Narrows Run (D), Millers Run (E), Sunfish Run (F), Half Crown Run (G), Guys Run (H), Gillespie Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Berks County include: Emmerling Park (1), Allegheny Islands State Park (2), State Game Lands Number 203 (3), North Buena Vista Historical Site (4), Settlers Cabin County Regional Park (5), Deer Lakes County Regional Park (6), Round Hill County Regional Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Auglaize County, Ohio , Uintah County, Utah , Hamilton County, Nebraska , Montour County , Shelby County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Berks, PA
County total employment by year in Berks, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Berks, PA

Current college students: 18,185
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 33,374 (44.8% naturalized citizens)

Berks County:

8.0%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9,9232010 or later
  • 8,4422000 to 2009
  • 6,7951990 to 1999
  • 3,8921980 to 1989
  • 1,9021970 to 1979
  • 3,385Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.2%

Berks County marital status for males Berks County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 91,329
  • One, attached: 39,335
  • Two: 7,203
  • 3 or 4: 8,295
  • 5 to 9: 5,125
  • 10 to 19: 3,615
  • 20 to 49: 1,667
  • 50 or more: 5,001
  • Mobile homes: 5,411
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 73

Housing units in Berks County with a mortgage: 74,042 (1,326 second mortgage, 11,907 home equity loan, 278 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 38,071

Here:

66.1% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Berks County

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-
Berks County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
Berks County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This 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.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 252
This 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:
Berks County:

28.0%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Berks County:

Average size of farms: 120 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $160,233
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $778.42
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.73%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $121,468
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,509
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.91
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 39.68%
Corn for grain: 36348 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 9718 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 24615 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,019 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,319 acres

Tornado activity:

Berks County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 4512261.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 275 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/3/1980, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Berks County-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 7.3 miles away from Berks County 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 6.0 miles away from the county 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 260.1 miles away from the county 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 246.5 miles away from the county 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 305.5 miles away from Berks County 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 45.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Allison, Incident Period: June 15, 2001 to June 23, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1383: June 21, 2001, FEMA Id: 1383, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1294: September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: 1294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Severe Storms, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 31, 1998 to June 02, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1219: June 08, 1998, FEMA Id: 1219, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Berks

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 135,614 (76.3%)
  • Carpooled: 19,894 (11.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,230 (1.8%)
  • Subway or elevated: 24 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 53 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,518 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 614 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 6,631 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 9,254 (5.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Dominican Republic (33%)
  • Mexico (18%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Ecuador (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Berks County


  • German (26%)
  • American (8%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Pennsylvania German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 4,604 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,291 people in nursing homes
  • 1,149 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 824 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 546 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 319 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 275 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 246 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 245 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 237 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 216 people in religious group quarters
  • 148 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 132 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 129 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 6,503 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,452 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,093 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 356 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 353 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 299 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 176 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 173 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 160 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 124 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 122 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 95 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 70 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 47 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,708.

3.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

2.32% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($29,573 average AGI)
1.33% relocated from other states ($16,775 average AGI)
Berks County:

1.33%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Chester County, PA  0.26% ($56,895)
from Lebanon County, PA  0.14% ($39,087)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.13% ($42,991)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.12% ($51,278)


4.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

2.42% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($28,423 average AGI)
1.67% relocated to other states ($23,586 average AGI)
Berks County:

1.67%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Chester County, PA  0.23% ($59,826)
to Lebanon County, PA  0.20% ($42,406)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.17% ($38,474)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.16% ($52,877)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Berks County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Berks County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Berks County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Berks County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Berks County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Berks County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Berks County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Berks County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Berks County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 65,468 (56,141 aged, 9,327 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,390 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4,515)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,443)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,359)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,129)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,862)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,530)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,371)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,347)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,331)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,301)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,542
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 221
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,267

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,225
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 855
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 58.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.4
  • Other - 18.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 119.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 67.8
  • Suffocation - 23.7
  • Poisoning - 18.9
  • Other - 8.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 417,854
  • In family households: 339,580 (53,796 male householders, 51,369 female householders)
    76,852 spouses, 122,985 children (113,164 natural, 2,669 adopted, 7,152 stepchildren), 9,392 grandchildren, 3,800 brothers or sisters, 4,308 parents, 7,462 other relatives, 9,616 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 64,725 (21,853 male householders (16,020 living alone)), 28,136 female householders (22,682 living alone)), 14,736 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 13,549

Size of family households: 45,664 2-persons, 24,276 3-persons, 20,355 4-persons, 9,478 5-persons, 2,657 6-persons, 2,735 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 38,702 1-person, 9,423 2-persons, 1,272 3-persons, 298 4-persons, 294 5-persons.

55,037 married couples with children.
27,935 single-parent households (6,443 men, 21,492 women).

80.7% of residents of Berks speak English at home.
15.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,839,995,000 ($4,698 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $134,126,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $906,663,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $445,465,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,501,000
Federal grants: $265,848,000
Federal procurement contracts: $127,984,000 ($98,494,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $83,533,000 ($13,183,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,694,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $135,217,000
Federal Government insurance: $168,315,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 25,073
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 18,702
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,556
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +13,171
Here +33 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Berks County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 31.74 millions of gallons per day (44% from ground, 56% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,2192014 or later
  • 3,7372010 to 2013
  • 18,0922000 to 2009
  • 19,1371990 to 1999
  • 16,4751980 to 1989
  • 19,4611970 to 1979
  • 16,3181960 to 1969
  • 19,9671950 to 1959
  • 10,1201940 to 1949
  • 42,5281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • 1501 room
  • 1332 rooms
  • 1,1023 rooms
  • 7,1624 rooms
  • 14,3335 rooms
  • 26,9786 rooms
  • 20,0677 rooms
  • 18,6038 rooms
  • 23,5859+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,8741 room
  • 1,9252 rooms
  • 8,3123 rooms
  • 10,8604 rooms
  • 7,7165 rooms
  • 5,4456 rooms
  • 3,2847 rooms
  • 2,2378 rooms
  • 1,3889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • 235no bedroom
  • 2,0411 bedroom
  • 15,2542 bedrooms
  • 58,0083 bedrooms
  • 29,9884 bedrooms
  • 6,5875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,874no bedroom
  • 11,6131 bedroom
  • 14,8152 bedrooms
  • 9,5623 bedrooms
  • 3,6974 bedrooms
  • 1,4805+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Berks County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Berks County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Berks County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 3,691no vehicle
  • 24,9831 vehicle
  • 48,1152 vehicles
  • 24,7813 vehicles
  • 7,4424 vehicles
  • 3,1015+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Berks County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Berks County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 10,222no vehicle
  • 18,8601 vehicle
  • 10,7792 vehicles
  • 2,8303 vehicles
  • 1104 vehicles
  • 2405+ vehicles

85.4% of Berks County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Pennsylvania.

Berks County:

85.4%
State average:

87.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 294,177
  • Other state: 70,782
  • Northeast: 37,145
  • Midwest: 9,859
  • South: 18,425
  • West: 5,353
Year householders moved into unit in Berks County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Berks County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 42.9%Utility gas
  • 27.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.1%Electricity
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 38.7%Utility gas
  • 36.3%Electricity
  • 20.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,213
Here:

9.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,295
Here:

10.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,325
Here:

28.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Berks County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,719,000
  • Charges - Other: $116,639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $511,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,878,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,166,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,994,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,928,000
    General - Other: $1,172,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $87,191,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,023,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $40,956,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,917,000
    General - Other: $26,476,000
    Health - Other: $22,118,000
    Corrections - Other: $21,748,000
    Police Protection: $14,008,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,875,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,099,000
    Regular Highways: $8,681,000
    Financial Administration: $8,124,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,602,000
    Libraries: $4,690,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,012,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,375,000
    Solid Waste Management: $993,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,490,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,072,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $293,104,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,899,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,615,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,410,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,089,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,351,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,143,000
    Rents: $390,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $39,888,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $780,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $235,000
    General - Other: $173,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $177,316,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $123,552,000
    Other: $22,326,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,962,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,245,000
    Highways: $6,348,000
  • Tax - Property: $136,536,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,226,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,276,000

Berks County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,719,000
  • Charges - Other: $116,639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $511,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,878,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,166,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,994,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,928,000
    General - Other: $1,172,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $87,191,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,023,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $40,956,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,917,000
    General - Other: $26,476,000
    Health - Other: $22,118,000
    Corrections - Other: $21,748,000
    Police Protection: $14,008,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,875,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,099,000
    Regular Highways: $8,681,000
    Financial Administration: $8,124,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,602,000
    Libraries: $4,690,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,012,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,375,000
    Solid Waste Management: $993,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,490,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,072,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $293,104,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,899,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,615,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,410,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,089,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,351,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,143,000
    Rents: $390,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $39,888,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $780,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $235,000
    General - Other: $173,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $177,316,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $123,552,000
    Other: $22,326,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,962,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,245,000
    Highways: $6,348,000
  • Tax - Property: $136,536,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,226,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,276,000

Berks County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,719,000
  • Charges - Other: $116,639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $511,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,878,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,166,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,994,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,928,000
    General - Other: $1,172,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $87,191,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,023,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $40,956,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,917,000
    General - Other: $26,476,000
    Health - Other: $22,118,000
    Corrections - Other: $21,748,000
    Police Protection: $14,008,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,875,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,099,000
    Regular Highways: $8,681,000
    Financial Administration: $8,124,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,602,000
    Libraries: $4,690,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,012,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,375,000
    Solid Waste Management: $993,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,490,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,072,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $293,104,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,899,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,615,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,410,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,089,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,351,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,143,000
    Rents: $390,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $39,888,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $780,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $235,000
    General - Other: $173,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $177,316,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $123,552,000
    Other: $22,326,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,962,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,245,000
    Highways: $6,348,000
  • Tax - Property: $136,536,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,226,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,276,000

Berks County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,719,000
  • Charges - Other: $116,639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $511,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,878,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,166,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,994,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,928,000
    General - Other: $1,172,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $87,191,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $42,482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,023,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $40,956,000
    Correctional Institutions: $35,917,000
    General - Other: $26,476,000
    Health - Other: $22,118,000
    Corrections - Other: $21,748,000
    Police Protection: $14,008,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,875,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,099,000
    Regular Highways: $8,681,000
    Financial Administration: $8,124,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,602,000
    Libraries: $4,690,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,012,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,375,000
    Solid Waste Management: $993,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,490,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,072,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $3,100,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $293,104,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,899,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,615,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,410,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,089,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,351,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,143,000
    Rents: $390,000
    Sale of Property: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $39,888,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $780,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $235,000
    General - Other: $173,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $177,316,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $123,552,000
    Other: $22,326,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,962,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,245,000
    Highways: $6,348,000
  • Tax - Property: $136,536,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,226,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,276,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 8,060
  • Number of aged recipients: 862
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 7,198
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,860
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,687
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,513
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,426
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,904
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 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 ORIGINATED2,006$148,3611,738$146,5027,980$156,444987$51,04330$607,667455$109,813103$66,728
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$139,404125$156,424606$160,337116$35,2841$60,00029$163,72430$84,433
APPLICATIONS DENIED253$134,538296$108,1863,056$163,801611$34,53010$204,600183$91,831123$76,089
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN156$148,635154$152,7141,710$166,900132$65,0381$280,00063$104,66721$74,524
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$140,96444$119,614353$163,68630$94,3001$280,00021$107,23822$53,182
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 76 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED314$182,834226$204,8411$203,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED96$186,57386$195,4654$83,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED76$168,56661$210,2304$41,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$213,00016$200,6880$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$126,0009$154,4444$95,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berks, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berks, PA - Value
Most common first names in Berks County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3,05275.8 years
Mary2,95280.9 years
William2,48275.8 years
Charles1,99576.3 years
Robert1,82672.4 years
Helen1,79481.1 years
George1,73776.2 years
Anna1,59181.5 years
Paul1,40575.7 years
Joseph1,31675.1 years
Most common last names in Berks County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1,31177.9 years
Moyer83676.8 years
Smith75976.9 years
Snyder50676.0 years
Kline41678.7 years
Brown41576.9 years
Fisher37579.3 years
Schaeffer36078.0 years
Boyer35278.5 years
Wagner29476.7 years
Businesses in Berks County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kroger26
ALDI1LA Fitness1
AT&T4La-Z-Boy5
Ace Hardware3Lane Bryant2
Advance Auto Parts6Lane Furniture8
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ann Taylor1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's3Lowe's4
Arby's7Marriott1
Audi1Marshalls1
AutoZone4MasterBrand Cabinets28
BMW1Mazda1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's15
Baskin-Robbins5Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works2Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity4
Best Western1New Balance8
Blockbuster4New York & Co1
Budget Car Rental1Nike27
Burger King8Nissan1
CVS13Office Depot1
Carson Pirie Scott1OfficeMax2
Casual Male XL1Old Country Buffet1
Chevrolet4Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A4Olive Garden1
Chico's1On The Border1
Chipotle1Outback1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback Steakhouse1
Clarks1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery1Panera Bread1
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza4
Comfort Inn2Payless3
Cracker Barrel1Penske8
Curves7PetSmart2
DHL4Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen6Pizza Hut10
Days Inn1Quality1
Deb2Quiznos2
Decora Cabinetry10RadioShack5
Domino's Pizza6Raymour & Flanigan1
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Red Robin1
Dunkin Donuts19Rite Aid17
Econo Lodge3Ruby Tuesday1
Express1Rue211
Famous Footwear3SAS Shoes1
Fashion Bug2SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx45Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts2
Foot Locker2Sprint Nextel4
Ford3Staples2
GNC10Starbucks3
GameStop5Subaru1
Gap1Subway26
Giant6Super 81
Goodwill4T-Mobile12
Gymboree2T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block10Taco Bell3
Haworth1Talbots1
Hilton2Target3
Holiday Inn4The Room Place2
Hollister Co.1Toyota2
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us4
Honda1True Value8
Hot Topic1U-Haul14
Hyundai2UPS35
IHOP1Vans1
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York7Walmart4
Journeys1Wendy's7
Justice2Wet Seal1
KFC3World Gym1
Kmart2YMCA6

Berks County on our top lists:

  • #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"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"