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Total population: 81,000 (All urban)

Reading,PA index of house prices


Houses: 34,309 (30,108 occupied: 15,367 owner occupied, 14,741 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

49%
State:

55%

Housing density: 3494 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $171,540.


Median contract rent in 2009: $519 (lower quartile is $407, upper quartile is $633)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $548


Median gross rent in Reading, PA in 2009: $644


Housing units in Reading with a mortgage: 8,476 (742 second mortgage, 983 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,494


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $46,563


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $29,814


Median monthly housing costs: $669





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Reading, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $70,800 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Reading:

$70,800
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,800 - $105,800

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $254,017
Here:

$254,017
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $110,044
Here:

$110,044
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $319,332
Here:

$319,332
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $551,161
Here:

$551,161
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,885
Here:

$191,885
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $38,380
Here:

$38,380
State:

$35,442

Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1939

Household type by relationship:

Households: 79,073
  • In family households: 65,267 (11,014 male householders, 7,598 female householders)
    10,814 spouses, 26,318 children (24,514 natural, 478 adopted, 1,326 stepchildren), 2,131 grandchildren, 1,166 brothers or sisters, 794 parents, 2,088 other relatives, 3,344 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,806 (5,340 male householders (4,184 living alone)), 6,152 female householders (5,345 living alone)), 2,314 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,128 (243 institutionalized population)

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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Rooms in houses/apartments in Reading, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 120
  • 3 rooms: 472
  • 4 rooms: 632
  • 5 rooms: 2,186
  • 6 rooms: 3,739
  • 7 rooms: 3,110
  • 8 rooms: 3,107
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,987
  • 1 room: 894
  • 2 rooms: 1,670
  • 3 rooms: 3,458
  • 4 rooms: 3,355
  • 5 rooms: 2,098
  • 6 rooms: 1,204
  • 7 rooms: 1,064
  • 8 rooms: 699
  • 9 or more rooms: 299
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Reading, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 78
  • 1 bedroom: 554
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,319
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,393
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,334
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,689
  • no bedroom: 1,276
  • 1 bedroom: 5,522
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,213
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,259
  • 4 bedrooms: 941
  • 5+ bedrooms: 530
Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,175
  • 1 vehicle: 6,263
  • 2 vehicles: 5,307
  • 3 vehicles: 1,237
  • 4 vehicles: 289
  • 5+ vehicles: 96
  • no vehicle: 6,745
  • 1 vehicle: 5,747
  • 2 vehicles: 1,890
  • 3 vehicles: 305
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5+ vehicles: 32

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 72
  • 2000 to 2004: 606
  • 1990 to 1999: 869
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,246
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,686
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,212
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,968
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,486
  • 1939 or earlier: 20,226

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Reading, PA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Reading, PA:

  • Less than $10,000: 39
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 20
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 120
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 159
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 214
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 285
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 351
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 1274
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1650
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 1524
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 1341
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 847
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 716
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1246
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 640
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 293
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 217
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 227
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 137
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 101
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 24
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 28
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 13
  • $1,000,000 or more: 16
 


Reading rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Reading:

  • Less than $100: 161 people
  • $100 to $149: 192
  • $150 to $199: 528
  • $200 to $249: 564
  • $250 to $299: 364
  • $300 to $349: 214
  • $350 to $399: 312
  • $400 to $449: 911
  • $450 to $499: 715
  • $500 to $549: 1,142
  • $550 to $599: 1,221
  • $600 to $649: 1,320
  • $650 to $699: 1,285
  • $700 to $749: 1,107
  • $750 to $799: 1,143
  • $800 to $899: 1,397
  • $900 to $999: 746
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 1,458
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 129
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 24
  • $2,000 or more: 13
  • No cash rent: 460
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,472
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,057
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,768
  • 1980 to 1984: 848
  • 1975 to 1979: 441
  • 1970 to 1974: 278
  • 1970 to 1974: 227
  • 1965 to 1969: 425


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 commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 893
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3801
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6687
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 6490
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4239
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1100
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3199
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 371
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 405
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1383
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1019
  • 90 or more minutes: 573
 


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%)
 


Reading, PA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 5650
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 2835
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 2932
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 2655
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 2623
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 2217
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1785
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 1737
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 1307
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 2195
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 1795
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 1364
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 573
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 151
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 127
  • $200,000 or more: 158
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 32390
 German: 10898
 Italian: 4155
 Polish: 3098
 Irish: 2812
 United States or American: 2758
 Pennsylvania German: 2111
 English: 1278
 Dutch: 1141
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 51847
  • Northeast: 6538
  • Midwest: 844
  • South: 3084
  • West: 725

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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 5.3%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 7.1%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 15.7%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 8.7%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 6.5%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 8.5%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 13.5%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 12.4%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 13.1%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 12.0%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 15.5%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 12.6%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $35,200
  • Black householders: $27,550
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $30,636
  • Asian householders: $78,207
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $49,705
  • Some other race householders: $23,609
  • Two or more races householders: $25,476
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $24,569
Reading household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Reading household income for Black householders
Reading household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Reading household income for Asian householders
Reading household income for Some other race householders
Reading household income for Two or more races householders
Reading household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Reading marital status for males
Reading marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $71,114
  • Black or African American householders: $69,226
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $74,104
  • Asian householders: $76,306
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $19,666
  • Some other race householders: $64,506
  • Two or more races householders: $67,338
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $64,821

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,944
  • One, attached: 17,242
  • Two: 3,237
  • 3 or 4: 4,472
  • 5 to 9: 1,883
  • 10 to 19: 865
  • 20 to 49: 663
  • 50 or more: 1,915
  • Mobile homes: 88

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 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
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (49.4%)
  • Utility gas (44.8%)
  • Electricity (3.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (42.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34.0%)
  • Electricity (17.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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