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Reading, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,300 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Reading:

$64,300
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,900 - $87,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $121,798
Here:

$121,798
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $59,221
Here:

$59,221
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $106,998
Here:

$106,998
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $306,910
Here:

$306,910
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $44,800
Here:

$44,800
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $46,925
Here:

$46,925
State:

$45,445
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1945

Household type by relationship:

Households: 79,073

Size of family households: 6,275 2-persons, 4,422 3-persons, 3,684 4-persons, 2,159 5-persons, 1,147 6-persons, 925 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,529 1-person, 1,743 2-persons, 155 3-persons, 36 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 5 6-persons.

10,550 married couples with children.
10,306 single-parent households (2,123 men, 8,183 women).

63.6% of residents of Reading speak English at home.
31.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 8,516 (10.5%)
(30.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • 78no bedroom
  • 5541 bedroom
  • 2,3192 bedrooms
  • 6,3933 bedrooms
  • 3,3344 bedrooms
  • 2,6895+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • 1,276no bedroom
  • 5,5221 bedroom
  • 4,2132 bedrooms
  • 2,2593 bedrooms
  • 9414 bedrooms
  • 5305+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Reading in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 2,175no vehicle
  • 6,2631 vehicle
  • 5,3072 vehicles
  • 1,2373 vehicles
  • 2894 vehicles
  • 965+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Reading in renter-occupied apartments

  • 6,745no vehicle
  • 5,7471 vehicle
  • 1,8902 vehicles
  • 3053 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • 141 room
  • 1202 rooms
  • 4723 rooms
  • 6324 rooms
  • 2,1865 rooms
  • 3,7396 rooms
  • 3,1107 rooms
  • 3,1078 rooms
  • 1,9879+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • 8941 room
  • 1,6702 rooms
  • 3,4583 rooms
  • 3,3554 rooms
  • 2,0985 rooms
  • 1,2046 rooms
  • 1,0647 rooms
  • 6998 rooms
  • 2999+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Reading, PA household income distribution

  • Reading, PA household income distribution
  • 5,650Less than $10,000
  • 2,835$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,932$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,655$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2,623$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,217$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,785$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,737$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,307$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,195$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,795$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,364$75,000 to $99,999
  • 573$100,000 to $124,999
  • 151$125,000 to $149,999
  • 127$150,000 to $199,999
  • 158$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Reading, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Reading, PA
  • 288Less than $10,000
  • 42$10,000 to $14,999
  • 227$15,000 to $19,999
  • 789$20,000 to $24,999
  • 848$25,000 to $29,999
  • 587$30,000 to $34,999
  • 841$35,000 to $39,999
  • 725$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,172$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,606$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,031$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,536$80,000 to $89,999
  • 469$90,000 to $99,999
  • 927$100,000 to $124,999
  • 573$125,000 to $149,999
  • 237$150,000 to $174,999
  • 197$175,000 to $199,999
  • 101$200,000 to $249,999
  • 97$250,000 to $299,999
  • 89$300,000 to $399,999
  • 31$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Reading, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Reading, PA
  • 403Less than $100
  • 99$100 to $149
  • 151$150 to $199
  • 993$200 to $249
  • 227$250 to $299
  • 797$300 to $349
  • 602$350 to $399
  • 994$400 to $449
  • 801$450 to $499
  • 794$500 to $549
  • 2,067$550 to $599
  • 3,034$600 to $649
  • 2,123$650 to $699
  • 1,384$700 to $749
  • 1,136$750 to $799
  • 583$800 to $899
  • 284$900 to $999
  • 99$1,000 to $1,249
  • 24$1,250 to $1,499
  • 750No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,4721995 to March 2000
  • 2,0571990 to 1994
  • 1,7681985 to 1989
  • 8481980 to 1984
  • 4411975 to 1979
  • 2781970 to 1974
  • 2271965 to 1969
  • 425Before 1965
Reading commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 893
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,801
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,687
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 6,490
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,239
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,100
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,199
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 371
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 405
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,383
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,019
  • 90 or more minutes: 573
Reading, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 91.5%
Number of people working at home: 426 (1.4% of all workers)

Reading mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 18,569 (61%)
  • Carpooled: 6,139 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,816 (6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 20 (0%)
  • Railroad: 20 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 300 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 204 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,682 (9%)
  • Other means: 381 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 426 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 32,390
 German: 10,898
 Italian: 4,155
 Polish: 3,098
 Irish: 2,812
 United States or American: 2,758
 Pennsylvania German: 2,111
 English: 1,278
 Dutch: 1,141
 Subsaharan African:: 616
 Welsh: 484
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 467
 French (except Basque): 456
 Romanian: 438
 African: 426
 Slovak: 292
 Greek: 288
 Ukrainian: 236
 Scottish: 227
 Jamaican: 211
 Scotch-Irish: 205
 Russian: 194
 European: 159
 Lithuanian: 140
 Hungarian: 139
 Swiss: 132
 Swedish: 104
 Haitian: 95
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 92
 Norwegian: 91
 Czechoslovakian: 89
 Afghan: 85
 Sierra Leonean: 85
 Portuguese: 80
 French Canadian: 64
 Austrian: 45
 Nigerian: 40
 Slavic: 40
 South African: 39
 Eastern European: 39
 Czech: 37
 Arab:: 37
 British: 35
 Guyanese: 27
 Albanian: 27
 Barbadian: 27
 Turkish: 23
 Croatian: 21
 Egyptian: 21
 Other Subsaharan African: 20
 Danish: 19
 Yugoslavian: 18
 German Russian: 17
 Slovene: 16
 Australian: 14
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 13
 Lebanese: 12
 Canadian: 12
 British West Indian: 9
 Alsatian: 7
 Northern European: 7
 West Indian: 7
 Other West Indian: 7
 Ghanian: 6
 Bulgarian: 6
 Belgian: 6
 Dutch West Indian: 6
 Arab/Arabic: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 34%Mexico
  • 21%Dominican Republic
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 5%Romania
  • 3%Guatemala
  • 3%Colombia
  • 2%Jamaica

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

53% of Reading residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Pennsylvania.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 668
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 411
  • 5th and 6th grade: 720
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,461
  • 9th grade: 1,354
  • 10th grade: 1,458
  • 11th grade: 1,259
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,211
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,168
  • Less than 1 year of college: 823
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,755
  • Associate degree: 853
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,259
  • Master's degree: 370
  • Professional school degree: 184
  • Doctorate degree: 132

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 839
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 354
  • 5th and 6th grade: 638
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,498
  • 9th grade: 1,452
  • 10th grade: 1,800
  • 11th grade: 1,573
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,206
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,562
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,321
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,998
  • Associate degree: 1,045
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,440
  • Master's degree: 503
  • Professional school degree: 186
  • Doctorate degree: 29

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 7.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 15.7%Males
  • 8.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 13.5%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 13.1%Males
  • 12.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 15.5%Males
  • 12.6%Females
Reading marital status for males
Reading marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,176

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Reading:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 49.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 44.8%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 42.4%Utility gas
  • 34.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.6%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 913
Here:

8.0%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 373
Here:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,747
Here:

54.8%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)