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Reading, PA (Pennsylvania) Houses and Residents

Reading,PA index of house prices

Total population: 87,812 (Urban population: 81,201, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 31,272 (26,783 occupied: 10,926 owner occupied, 15,857 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

31%

Housing density: 3,185 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $82,889.

Median contract rent in 2016: $394 (lower quartile is $308, upper quartile is $490)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $453


Median gross rent in Reading, PA in 2016: $459

Housing units in Reading with a mortgage: 6,304 (250 second mortgage, 645 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,622

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $47,934

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $31,192

Median monthly housing costs: $755


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Reading, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $76,100 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Reading:

$76,100
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,800 - $96,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $144,419
Here:

$144,419
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $73,356
Here:

$73,356
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $86,751
Here:

$86,751
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $232,072
Here:

$232,072
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,947
Here:

$118,947
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $59,598
Here:

$59,598
State:

$63,841
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1947

Household type by relationship:

Households: 87,575
  • In family households: 72,814 (6,542 male householders, 10,522 female householders)
    7,468 spouses, 31,537 children (29,206 natural, 255 adopted, 2,076 stepchildren), 3,772 grandchildren, 2,024 brothers or sisters, 3,205 parents, 3,709 other relatives, 4,035 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,753 (4,596 male householders (3,763 living alone)), 5,123 female householders (4,206 living alone)), 2,034 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,008

Size of family households: 4,719 2-persons, 4,325 3-persons, 3,524 4-persons, 2,910 5-persons, 717 6-persons, 869 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,969 1-person, 1,750 2-persons.

7,736 married couples with children.
12,767 single-parent households (1,650 men, 11,117 women).

47.0% of residents of Reading speak English at home.
60.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (35% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 16,180 (18.5%)
(38.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.0
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 25no bedroom
  • 3391 bedroom
  • 1,2702 bedrooms
  • 4,4853 bedrooms
  • 2,4654 bedrooms
  • 2,3425+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Reading population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • 1,422no bedroom
  • 4,2191 bedroom
  • 3,6052 bedrooms
  • 3,0723 bedrooms
  • 2,5944 bedrooms
  • 9455+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Reading population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,069no vehicle
  • 4,6231 vehicle
  • 3,6492 vehicles
  • 1,0993 vehicles
  • 3344 vehicles
  • 1525+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Reading population

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

  • 6,279no vehicle
  • 7,0591 vehicle
  • 2,2412 vehicles
  • 2783 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Reading population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • 251 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 1683 rooms
  • 4154 rooms
  • 9265 rooms
  • 2,8716 rooms
  • 2,0997 rooms
  • 2,8288 rooms
  • 1,5779+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Reading population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • 1,3071 room
  • 7122 rooms
  • 2,9933 rooms
  • 2,2924 rooms
  • 2,8645 rooms
  • 2,1136 rooms
  • 2,0007 rooms
  • 1,1688 rooms
  • 4089+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Reading population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 4,280Less than $10,000
  • 2,790$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3,069$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,978$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,410$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,240$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,194$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,346$40,000 to $44,999
  • 903$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,666$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,039$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,470$75,000 to $99,999
  • 560$100,000 to $124,999
  • 321$125,000 to $149,999
  • 399$150,000 to $199,999
  • 118$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Reading, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Reading, PA
  • 90Less than $10,000
  • 204$10,000 to $14,999
  • 234$15,000 to $19,999
  • 465$20,000 to $24,999
  • 60$25,000 to $29,999
  • 427$30,000 to $34,999
  • 453$35,000 to $39,999
  • 904$40,000 to $49,999
  • 919$50,000 to $59,999
  • 860$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,399$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,513$80,000 to $89,999
  • 971$90,000 to $99,999
  • 678$100,000 to $124,999
  • 566$125,000 to $149,999
  • 340$150,000 to $174,999
  • 153$175,000 to $199,999
  • 236$200,000 to $249,999
  • 135$250,000 to $299,999
  • 192$300,000 to $399,999
  • 25$400,000 to $499,999
  • 47$500,000 to $749,999
  • 33$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 22$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Reading, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Reading, PA
  • 369Less than $100
  • 104$100 to $149
  • 331$150 to $199
  • 733$200 to $249
  • 278$250 to $299
  • 414$300 to $349
  • 487$350 to $399
  • 1,071$400 to $449
  • 1,143$450 to $499
  • 1,010$500 to $549
  • 993$550 to $599
  • 1,783$600 to $649
  • 1,560$650 to $699
  • 1,943$700 to $749
  • 734$750 to $799
  • 1,758$800 to $899
  • 236$900 to $999
  • 302$1,000 to $1,249
  • 608No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,1532010 or later
  • 4,6702000 to 2009
  • 4,4591990 to 1999
  • 2,6161980 to 1989
  • 7191970 to 1979
  • 652Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Reading population
Reading commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 336
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,728
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,129
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 7,543
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,486
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,458
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,138
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 602
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,200
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,226
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,147
  • 90 or more minutes: 613
Reading, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 86.3%
Number of people working at home: 1,189 (3.7% of all workers)

Reading mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 23,201 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,333 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 856 (3%)
  • Taxi: 641 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 169 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,667 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,189 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 3,145
 American: 1,708
 Italian: 1,344
 Polish: 985
 Pennsylvania German: 679
 Haitian: 628
 Irish: 584
 English: 321
 Romanian: 267
 Jamaican: 259
 African: 202
 Dutch: 166
 Ukrainian: 137
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 90
 Greek: 86
 Welsh: 78
 Slovak: 78
 British West Indian: 74
 West Indian: 66
 European: 66
 Russian: 54
 Swedish: 47
 Guyanese: 42
 Hungarian: 39
 French (except Basque): 38
 British: 36
 Egyptian: 27
 Lebanese: 22
 Norwegian: 21
 Lithuanian: 20
 Scottish: 19
 Northern European: 16
 Liberian: 15
 Austrian: 15
 Scotch-Irish: 14
 German Russian: 13
 Czech: 13
 Iraqi: 13
 French Canadian: 12
 Jordanian: 10
 Portuguese: 9
 Zimbabwean: 9
 Swiss: 9
 Macedonian: 8
 Latvian: 8
 Palestinian: 8
 Czechoslovakian: 7
 Canadian: 7
 Belizean: 5
 Sudanese: 3
 Danish: 1

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

  • 45%Dominican Republic
  • 30%Mexico
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 4%Guatemala
  • 3%Colombia
  • 3%Haiti
  • 2%Vietnam

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

  • This state: 38,806
  • Other state: 15,801
  • Northeast: 11,178
  • Midwest: 448
  • South: 3,525
  • West: 650

80% of Reading residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Pennsylvania.

Reading:

80.0%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 873
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,287
  • 5th and 6th grade: 907
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,339
  • 9th grade: 508
  • 10th grade: 959
  • 11th grade: 1,362
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 482
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 9,871
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,109
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,403
  • Associate degree: 1,644
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,906
  • Master's degree: 546
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 24

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,136
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,139
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,223
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,585
  • 9th grade: 1,634
  • 10th grade: 649
  • 11th grade: 1,083
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 741
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,554
  • Less than 1 year of college: 748
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,220
  • Associate degree: 2,018
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,639
  • Master's degree: 575
  • Professional school degree: 23
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.1%Males
  • 6.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.6%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 18.1%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 21.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 18.9%Males
  • 35.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 13.6%Males
  • 19.1%Females
Reading marital status for males
Reading marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,101
  • One, attached: 16,969
  • Two: 2,442
  • 3 or 4: 2,187
  • 5 to 9: 2,171
  • 10 to 19: 809
  • 20 to 49: 502
  • 50 or more: 2,050
  • Mobile homes: 41

Median worth of mobile homes: $139,034

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 4.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 6.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Reading:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Reading
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.0%)
  • Electricity (9.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (44.1%)
  • Electricity (36.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 615
Here:

6.0%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 561
Here:

8.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,627
Here:

35.3%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

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)