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Races in Reading, Pennsylvania (PA) Detailed Stats
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According to 2017 data, the most numerous races in Reading, PA are White alone (17,997 residents), Black alone (9,852 residents), and Hispanic (58,736 residents). 42.7% of Reading residents speak English at home. 20.7% of Reading, PA residents are foreign-born (19.1% born in Latin America), which is 383.3% less than the foreign-born rate of 100.0% across the entire state of Pennsylvania.

Race distribution in Reading

2000 2017
  • Races in Reading, PA (2000)
    • 39,03848.1%White alone
    • 30,30237.3%Hispanic
    • 8,79910.8%Black alone
    • 1,5241.9%Two or more races
    • 1,2331.5%Asian alone
    • 1230.2%Other race alone
    • 1740.2%American Indian alone
    • 140.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
  • Races in Reading, PA (2017)
    • 58,73666.4%Hispanic
    • 17,99720.4%White alone
    • 9,85211.1%Black alone
    • 1,4271.6%Two or more races
    • 3680.4%Asian alone
    • 380.04%Other race alone
2000 2017
  • Races in Pennsylvania (2000)
    • 10,322,45584.1%White alone
    • 1,202,4379.8%Black alone
    • 394,0883.2%Hispanic
    • 218,2961.8%Asian alone
    • 113,0970.9%Two or more races
    • 13,0860.1%Other race alone
    • 14,9040.1%American Indian alone
    • 2,6910.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
  • Races in Pennsylvania (2017)
    • 9,780,94176.4%White alone
    • 1,367,81510.7%Black alone
    • 938,4287.3%Hispanic
    • 442,4253.5%Asian alone
    • 236,0581.8%Two or more races
    • 23,0700.2%Other race alone
    • 14,4980.1%American Indian alone
    • 2,3020.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Income and house value in Reading

  • Median household income in 2017
  • $31,444White non-Hispanic householders
  • $41,119Black householders
  • $28,005American Indian and Alaska Native householders
  • $28,172Asian householders
  • $107,685Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
  • $34,204Some other race householders
  • $24,286Two or more races householders
  • $26,933Hispanic or Latino race householders
  • Median 2017 house value
  • $70,311White Non-Hispanic householders
  • $68,444Black or African American householders
  • $73,266American Indian or Alaska Native householders
  • $75,444Asian householders
  • $19,444Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
  • $63,777Some other race householders
  • $66,577Two or more races householders
  • $64,088Hispanic or Latino householders

Household income for White non-Hispanic householders

Distribution of median household income in Reading, PA in 2017

Household income for Black householders

Distribution of median household income in Reading, PA in 2017

Household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders

Distribution of median household income in Reading, PA in 2017

Household income for Asian householders

Distribution of median household income in Reading, PA in 2017

Household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders

Distribution of median household income in Reading, PA in 2017

Household income for Some other race householders

Distribution of median household income in Reading, PA in 2017

Household income for Two or more races householders

Distribution of median household income in Reading, PA in 2017

Household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Distribution of median household income in Reading, PA in 2017

Median age by race in Reading

  • 35.3Median age for White residents
  • 34.3Males
  • 36.1Females
  • 26.0Median age for Black or African American residents
  • 24.8Males
  • 26.7Females
  • 30.5Median age for American Indian / Alaska Native residents
  • 32.7Males
  • 30.3Females
  • 30.8Median age for Asian residents
  • 31.0Males
  • 28.9Females
  • 42.4Median age for Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander residents
  • 42.3Males
  • 46.1Females
  • 29.7Median age for Other race residents
  • 28.8Males
  • 34.2Females
  • 23.0Median age for Two or more races residents
  • 19.2Males
  • 23.8Females
  • 52.4Median age for White alone residents
  • 51.3Males
  • 53.2Females
  • 26.3Median age for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 26.1Males
  • 26.6Females

Owner/renter occupied households by race in Reading

  • House owners and renters - White / Caucasian residents
  • 7,23842.4%Owner occupied
  • 9,83157.6%Renter occupied
  • 42.4%
    57.6%
  • House owners and renters - Black or African American residents
  • 1,27428.1%Owner occupied
  • 3,25671.9%Renter occupied
  • 28.1%
    71.9%
  • House owners and renters - American Indian / Alaska Native residents
  • 17133.3%Owner occupied
  • 34266.7%Renter occupied
  • 33.3%
    66.7%
  • House owners and renters - Asian residents
  • 13854.8%Owner occupied
  • 11445.2%Renter occupied
  • 54.8%
    45.2%
  • House owners and renters - Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander residents
  • 3960.1%Owner occupied
  • 2639.9%Renter occupied
  • 60.1%
    39.9%
  • House owners and renters - Other race residents
  • 98738.5%Owner occupied
  • 1,57461.5%Renter occupied
  • 38.5%
    61.5%
  • House owners and renters - Two or more races residents
  • 1,84146.0%Owner occupied
  • 2,15754.0%Renter occupied
  • 46.0%
    54.0%
  • House owners and renters - White alone residents
  • 4,63453.8%Owner occupied
  • 3,98646.2%Renter occupied
  • 53.8%
    46.2%
  • House owners and renters - Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6,01535.6%Owner occupied
  • 10,86364.4%Renter occupied
  • 35.6%
    64.4%

Language usage in Reading

  • English speakers - Total
  • 42.7% of residents of Reading speak English at home.
  • 54.6% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 19,83545.2%Speak English very well
  • 24,09254.8%Speak English less than very well
  • 45.2%
    54.8%
  • 2.7% of residents speak other language at home
  • 1,39964.5%Speak English very well
  • 77135.5%Speak English less than very well
  • 64.5%
    35.5%
  • English speakers - Born in the United States
  • 48.4% of residents of Reading speak English at home.
  • 49.5% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 6,56487.4%Speak English very well
  • 94412.6%Speak English less than very well
  • 87.4%
    12.6%
  • 2.2% of residents speak other language at home
  • 25878.2%Speak English very well
  • 7221.8%Speak English less than very well
  • 78.2%
    21.8%
  • English speakers - Native, born elsewhere
  • 6.1% of residents of Reading speak English at home.
  • 93.7% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 3,26828.5%Speak English very well
  • 8,20771.5%Speak English less than very well
  • 28.5%
    71.5%
  • 0.2% of residents speak other language at home
  • 24100.0%Speak English very well
  • English speakers - Foreign-born
  • 3.8% of residents of Reading speak English at home.
  • 89.1% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 3,10917.8%Speak English very well
  • 14,34582.2%Speak English less than very well
  • 17.8%
    82.2%
  • 7.1% of residents speak other language at home
  • 71851.5%Speak English very well
  • 67748.5%Speak English less than very well
  • 51.5%
    48.5%
White (Caucasian) - Speak only English
Native:

61.4% (20,547)
Foreign-born:

3.7% (234)
White (Caucasian) - Speak another language
Native:

38.6% (12,919)
Foreign-born:

96.3% (6,167)
Black or African American - Speak only English
Native:

71.4% (8,570)
Foreign-born:

11.7% (330)
Black or African American - Speak another language
Native:

28.6% (3,436)
Foreign-born:

88.3% (2,501)
American Indian / Alaska Native - Speak another language
Native:

86.3% (1,274)
Foreign-born:

79.3% (1,288)
Asian - Speak only English
Native:

22.1% (38)
Foreign-born:

20.9% (123)
Asian - Speak another language
Native:

87.0% (149)
Foreign-born:

77.5% (456)
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander - Speak another language
Native:

78.9% (99)
Foreign-born:

94.9% (24)
Other race - Speak only English
Native:

21.5% (1,167)
Foreign-born:

4.1% (108)
Other race - Speak another language
Native:

78.5% (4,259)
Foreign-born:

95.9% (2,496)
Two or more races - Speak only English
Native:

33.4% (3,139)
Foreign-born:

0.6% (41)
Two or more races - Speak another language
Native:

66.6% (6,247)
Foreign-born:

99.4% (6,421)
White alone - Speak only English
Native:

96.8% (16,503)
Foreign-born:

46.3% (214)
White alone - Speak another language
Native:

3.2% (552)
Foreign-born:

53.7% (248)
Hispanic or Latino - Speak only English
Native:

23.7% (8,162)
Foreign-born:

1.3% (223)
Hispanic or Latino - Speak another language
Native:

76.3% (26,272)
Foreign-born:

98.7% (17,480)

Foreign-born residents in Reading

18,354 residents are foreign born (19.1% Latin America).

This city:

20.7%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

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Year of entry for the foreign-born female population - Reading
Place of birth by age -  Reading

Marital status for residents in Reading

Marital status - White (Caucasian) population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 44.1%Never married
  • 32.2%Now married
  • 7.8%Separated
  • 3.2%Widowed
  • 12.7%Divorced
  • Females
  • 36.9%Never married
  • 33.3%Now married
  • 3.9%Separated
  • 9.4%Widowed
  • 16.5%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

21.8% (167)
Unmarried:

78.2% (599)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

38.2% (3,529)
Unmarried:

61.8% (5,708)
Marital status - Black or African American population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 46.6%Never married
  • 42.9%Now married
  • 4.2%Separated
  • 2.0%Widowed
  • 4.4%Divorced
  • Females
  • 64.7%Never married
  • 23.6%Now married
  • 1.9%Separated
  • 2.3%Widowed
  • 7.5%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

20.2% (114)
Unmarried:

79.8% (451)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

15.2% (625)
Unmarried:

84.8% (3,493)
Marital status - American Indian / Alaska Native population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 50.0%Never married
  • 36.9%Now married
  • 5.5%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 7.6%Divorced
  • Females
  • 38.7%Never married
  • 38.6%Now married
  • 9.5%Separated
  • 1.8%Widowed
  • 11.3%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

33.3% (23)
Unmarried:

66.7% (45)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

49.5% (394)
Unmarried:

50.5% (402)
Marital status - Asian population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 46.4%Never married
  • 46.0%Now married
  • 3.0%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 4.6%Divorced
  • Females
  • 48.0%Never married
  • 42.4%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 8.7%Widowed
  • 0.9%Divorced
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

42.2% (117)
Unmarried:

57.8% (159)
Marital status - Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 100.0%Never married
  • 0.0%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 0.0%Divorced
  • Females
  • 37.9%Never married
  • 0.0%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 36.4%Widowed
  • 25.8%Divorced
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

0.0% (0)
Unmarried:

100.0% (52)
Marital status - Other race population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 56.3%Never married
  • 31.4%Now married
  • 2.8%Separated
  • 1.3%Widowed
  • 8.2%Divorced
  • Females
  • 29.7%Never married
  • 38.3%Now married
  • 16.0%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 16.0%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

100.0% (121)
Unmarried:

0.0% (0)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

58.4% (1,167)
Unmarried:

41.6% (830)
Marital status - Two or more races population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 40.1%Never married
  • 42.8%Now married
  • 2.8%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 14.3%Divorced
  • Females
  • 46.9%Never married
  • 26.9%Now married
  • 13.0%Separated
  • 4.9%Widowed
  • 8.4%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

69.4% (295)
Unmarried:

30.6% (130)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

34.6% (1,660)
Unmarried:

65.4% (3,142)
Marital status - White alone, not Hispanic / Latino population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 37.3%Never married
  • 33.3%Now married
  • 9.0%Separated
  • 3.3%Widowed
  • 17.1%Divorced
  • Females
  • 30.1%Never married
  • 36.5%Now married
  • 0.9%Separated
  • 11.4%Widowed
  • 21.0%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

46.5% (66)
Unmarried:

53.5% (76)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

25.0% (870)
Unmarried:

75.0% (2,613)
Marital status - Hispanic or Latino population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 48.7%Never married
  • 36.5%Now married
  • 4.4%Separated
  • 1.5%Widowed
  • 9.0%Divorced
  • Females
  • 42.9%Never married
  • 32.6%Now married
  • 8.8%Separated
  • 4.5%Widowed
  • 11.2%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

41.0% (697)
Unmarried:

59.0% (1,004)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

42.8% (5,883)
Unmarried:

57.2% (7,872)

Ancestries in Reading

  • Ancestries in Reading, PA
    • 2,8304.8%German
    • 1,3482.3%Italian
    • 1,2862.2%American
    • 9441.6%Polish
    • 6541.1%Pennsylvania German
    • 5781.0%African
    • 5430.9%Irish
    • 4370.7%Haitian
    • 2650.4%Jamaican
    • 2450.4%English
    • 2230.4%Romanian
    • 1340.2%Dutch
    • 1160.2%Ukrainian
    • 1160.2%Greek
    • 1120.2%Welsh
    • 860.1%British West Indian
    • 860.1%European
    • 630.1%West Indian
    • 530.09%Slovak
    • 490.08%Swedish
    • 470.08%Russian
    • 440.07%Hungarian
    • 410.07%Guyanese
    • 380.06%British
    • 360.06%Trinidadian and Tobagonian
    • 340.06%Belizean
    • 330.06%French
    • 280.05%Scottish
    • 250.04%Lithuanian
    • 250.04%Zimbabwean
    • 210.04%Eastern European
    • 190.03%Portuguese
    • 190.03%French Canadian
    • 180.03%Jordanian
    • 170.03%Lebanese
    • 170.03%Czech
    • 160.03%Egyptian
    • 160.03%Swiss
    • 130.02%Norwegian
    • 130.02%Scotch-Irish
    • 120.02%Palestinian
    • 110.02%Scandinavian
    • 110.02%Liberian
    • 100.02%Northern European
    • 80.01%Latvian
    • 80.01%Canadian
    • 70.01%German Russian
    • 70.01%Czechoslovakian
    • 60.01%Macedonian
    • 60.01%Dutch West Indian
    • 30.01%Sudanese

Geographical mobility in Reading

  • Geographical mobility -  Same house 1 year ago
    • 33,55577.9%White
    • 11,89074.1%Black or African American
    • 2,29888.1%American Indian / Alaska Native
    • 70490.1%Asian
    • 6459.5%Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
    • 6,79279.1%Other race
    • 14,50683.8%Two or more races
    • 15,16084.2%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 44,55877.6%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved within same county
    • 6,24114.5%White
    • 3,06919.1%Black or African American
    • 1927.4%American Indian / Alaska Native
    • 232.9%Asian
    • 1917.7%Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
    • 88710.3%Other race
    • 1,95411.3%Two or more races
    • 2,03011.3%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 8,34714.5%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved within same state
    • 1,4453.4%White / Caucasian
    • 4582.9%Black or African American
    • 381.5%American Indian / Alaska Native
    • 253.2%Asian
    • 4835.6%Other race
    • 610.4%Two or more races
    • 4822.7%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 1,5072.6%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved from different state
    • 1,5403.6%White
    • 2191.4%Black or African American
    • 192.4%Asian
    • 1631.9%Other race
    • 7814.5%Two or more races
    • 3251.8%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 2,1593.8%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved from abroad
    • 2830.7%White
    • 4032.5%Black or African American
    • 71.0%Asian
    • 3027.4%Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
    • 2633.1%Other race
    • 8721.5%Hispanic or Latino

Children Nativity (place of birth) in Reading

  • Children under 6 years - Living with two parents
  • Both parents native
  • 1,062100.0%Native
  • Both parents foreign-born
  • 1,32490.0%Native
  • 14710.0%Foreign-born
  • 90.0%
    10.0%
  • One native, one foreign-born parent
  • 742100.0%Native
  • Children under 6 years - Living with one parent
  • Native parent
  • 3,997100.0%Native
  • Foreign-born parent
  • 1,990100.0%Native
  • Children 6 to 17 years - Living with two parents
  • Both parents native
  • 2,032100.0%Native
  • Both parents foreign-born
  • 2,48572.9%Native
  • 92427.1%Foreign-born
  • 72.9%
    27.1%
  • One native, one foreign-born parent
  • 1,21384.4%Native
  • 22415.6%Foreign-born
  • 84.4%
    15.6%
  • Children 6 to 17 years - Living with one parent
  • Native parent
  • 4,595100.0%Native
  • Foreign-born parent
  • 3,17462.3%Native
  • 1,91937.7%Foreign-born
  • 62.3%
    37.7%
  • Place of birth for residents in Reading

    • Place of birth for the foreign-born population - Regions
      • 16,950Americas
      • 16,946Latin America
      • 8,452Caribbean
      • 7,470Central America
      • 1,024South America
      • 627Asia
      • 517South Eastern Asia
      • 477Europe
      • 299Africa
      • 267Eastern Europe
      • 107Southern Europe
      • 98Western Africa
      • 77Eastern Asia
      • 74Western Europe
      • 72Northern Africa
      • 53Middle Africa
      • 51China
      • 29South Central Asia
      • 28Northern Europe
      • 25Eastern Africa
      • 3Western Asia
      • 3Northern America
    • Place of birth for the foreign-born population - Countries
      • 7,457Dominican Republic
      • 5,611Mexico
      • 802Guatemala
      • 668El Salvador
      • 393Vietnam
      • 359Colombia
      • 356Haiti
      • 344Ecuador
      • 255Honduras
      • 169Jamaica
      • 166Peru
      • 152Romania
      • 125Dominica
      • 97West Indies
      • 89Trinidad and Tobago
      • 81Cuba
      • 61Germany
      • 54Poland
      • 53Nicaragua
      • 48Philippines
      • 46Belize
      • 45Spain
      • 42China
      • 38Indonesia
      • 36Italy
      • 34Grenada
      • 34Venezuela
      • 33Cambodia
      • 32Chile
      • 32Czechoslovakia
      • 30Argentina
      • 25Greece
      • 24Cameroon
      • 21Korea
      • 20Sierra Leone
      • 20Liberia
      • 19Costa Rica
      • 19Russia
      • 16Barbados
      • 16Egypt
      • 15Nepal
      • 15St. Vincent and the Grenadines
      • 14Brazil
      • 14India
      • 12Panama
      • 12England
      • 9Norway
      • 8Hong Kong
      • 8Bolivia
      • 7Belgium
      • 7Lithuania
      • 6United Kingdom
      • 5France
      • 5Sudan
      • 4Singapore
      • 4Japan
      • 3Saudi Arabia
      • 3Canada

    Grandparents responsible for own grandchildren in Reading

  • Grandparents (30 to 59 years)
  • White / Caucasian
  • 16230.8%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 36469.2%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 30.8%
    69.2%
  • Black or African American
  • 7980.0%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 2020.0%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 80.0%
    20.0%
  • American Indian / Alaska Native
  • 190100.0%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • Asian
  • 1100.0%Responsible for grandchildren
  • Other race
  • 6428.6%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 15971.4%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 28.6%
    71.4%
  • Two or more races
  • 13335.5%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 24264.5%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 35.5%
    64.5%
  • White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
  • 589.1%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 58090.9%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 9.1%
    90.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • 21433.0%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 43467.0%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 33.0%
    67.0%
  • Grandparents (60 years and over)
  • White / Caucasian
  • 17723.1%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 58976.9%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 23.1%
    76.9%
  • Black or African American
  • 2931.8%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 6268.2%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 31.8%
    68.2%
  • Other race
  • 7767.2%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 3832.8%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 67.2%
    32.8%
  • Two or more races
  • 6734.1%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 12965.9%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 34.1%
    65.9%
  • White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
  • 2737.1%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 4662.9%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 37.1%
    62.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • 1,567100.0%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • Zip codes: 19602, 19604, 19611.


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