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19601 Zip Code (Reading, PA) Detailed Profile




Cities: Reading, PA (77.81%), Greenfields, PA (19.46%)
County: Berks County, PA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 33,570
Zip code population in 2010: 32,998
Zip code population in 2000: 31,084

Houses and condos: 13,434
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,328
% of renters here:

64%
State:

32%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 19601: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 3.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 9,046 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 19601
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.8% ($1,491)
Pennsylvania:

1.5% ($2,887)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,649 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,358 (2.0%)

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Males: 16,460  (49.0%)
Females: 17,109  (51.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 19601:

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 19601:

  • Never married: 44.3%
  • Now married: 33.7%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

Zip code 19601 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 19601 (2019)
    • 20,04960.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,72823.4%White
    • 4,17012.6%Black
    • 5621.7%Two or more races
    • 3221.0%Asian
    • 830.3%American Indian
    • 780.2%Some other race
    • 60.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $80,609
19601:

$80,609
Pennsylvania:

$192,600



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 134 registered sex offenders living in 19601 zip code as of March 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 19601 is 260 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

31.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Pennsylvania:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 19601, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $25,292 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,292
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $23,689 (reported on 87.4% of returns)
Here:

$23,689
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.7% for AGIs below $25k, 90.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 83.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $913 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$913
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,446 (reported on 5.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,446
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,348 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
Here:

+$2,348
State:

+$14,495
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,483 (reported on 10.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,483
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,300 (reported on 3.8% of returns)
19601:

$7,300
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,000 (29% of AGI, reported on 10.2% of returns)
Here:

$17,000
State:

$23,538

Here:

28.9% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,272 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,272
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,832 (reported on 10.1% of returns)
19601:

$5,832
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,588 (reported on 45.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,588
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 68.0%
Here:

68%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 68.2% for AGIs below $25k, 69.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 19601, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $23,067 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$23,067
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $22,007 (reported on 89.1% of returns)
Here:

$22,007
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 102.5% for AGIs below $10k, 85.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,378 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,378
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,689 (reported on 9.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,689
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,999 (reported on 6.1% of returns)
Here:

+$4,999
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,530 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,530
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,339 (reported on 1.0% of returns)
19601:

$2,339
Pennsylvania:

$2,903
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Self-employed pension: $4,389 (reported on 0.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,389
Pennsylvania:

$14,674

Total itemized deductions: $14,282 (26% of AGI, reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

$14,282
State:

$18,804

Here:

25.5% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,319 (6% of AGI, reported on 8.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,319
State:

$3,337

Here:

5.6% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $2,958 (reported on 51.7% of returns)
19601:

$2,958
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,952 (reported on 42.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,952
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 66.2%
Here:

66%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 64.1% for AGIs below $10k, 71.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$30,956
Pennsylvania:

$63,463
Reading, PA (19601) map Nearest zip codes: 19604, 19611, 19602, 19610, 19605, 19609.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.4%
Pennsylvania:

44.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

66.8%
Pennsylvania:

46.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 34.7% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,799
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,346


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 606 (287 now married, 314 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 7,897 (2,461 now married, 5,465 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 19601 with a mortgage: 2,165 (41 second mortgage, 90 home equity loan, 41 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,032

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,045
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $492

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

32.1%
Whole state:

12.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

18.1%
Whole state:

6.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 19601: Berkshire Country Club (A), Airport Industrial Park South (B), Centre Park Historic District (C), Penn Square (D), Reading Plaza (E), Reading Station (F), Reese's Lock (G), Carpenter Technology Fire and Rescue Services (H), Reading Fire and Rescue Schuylkill - Riverside Fire Company (I), Genesius Theater (J), George Washington Carver American Legion Post 962 (K), 14th Ward Republican Association of Reading (L), 15th Ward Democratic Club (M), Abraham Lincoln Hotel (N), Berks County Courthouse (O), Berks Elk Lodge Number 47 (P), Berkshire Drive Apartments (Q), Childrens Home of Reading (R), Country Club Apartments (S), Episcopal House of Reading (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Penn Square Mall (1), The Big Mill Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 19601 include: Zion Baptist Church (A), Union Baptist Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), International Holiness Church (D), Iglesia Hermanso Unidos en Christo Church (E), Iglesia Bautista Bethania Church (F), Hope of the Nations Christian Center (G), Hope Lutheran Church (H), Holy Trinity Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Charles Evans Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Creek: Tulpehocken Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Parks in zip code 19601 include: Eighth and Amity Playground (1), Cedar Street Park (2), Baer Park (3), Barbeys Playground (4), Front and Schiller Playground (5), Third and Spring Playground (6), Keffer Park (7), Reading Greenway (8), Glenside Playground (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1572014 or later
  • 752010 to 2013
  • 1402000 to 2009
  • 4911990 to 1999
  • 5821980 to 1989
  • 1,4981970 to 1979
  • 9581960 to 1969
  • 1,2311950 to 1959
  • 1,2441940 to 1949
  • 6,8531939 or earlier

Zip code 19601 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Reading, PA (19601)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Reading, PA (19601)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 921 bedroom
  • 5532 bedrooms
  • 1,4933 bedrooms
  • 1,1264 bedrooms
  • 1,5215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reading, PA (19601)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reading, PA (19601)
  • 577no bedroom
  • 2,4371 bedroom
  • 2,1082 bedrooms
  • 1,3393 bedrooms
  • 8454 bedrooms
  • 5755+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19601) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19601) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 398no vehicle
  • 1,6481 vehicle
  • 1,5272 vehicles
  • 4363 vehicles
  • 784 vehicles
  • 665+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19601) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19601) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,671no vehicle
  • 3,1731 vehicle
  • 1,1602 vehicles
  • 3243 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 19601 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 19601 household income distribution in 2019
  • 1,650Less than $10,000
  • 983$10,000 to $14,999
  • 957$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,085$20,000 to $24,999
  • 786$25,000 to $29,999
  • 715$30,000 to $34,999
  • 675$35,000 to $39,999
  • 600$40,000 to $44,999
  • 423$45,000 to $49,999
  • 860$50,000 to $59,999
  • 719$60,000 to $74,999
  • 827$75,000 to $99,999
  • 522$100,000 to $124,999
  • 140$125,000 to $149,999
  • 109$150,000 to $199,999
  • 73$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 19601

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 19601
  • 30Less than $10,000
  • 18$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 123$20,000 to $24,999
  • 143$25,000 to $29,999
  • 172$30,000 to $34,999
  • 146$35,000 to $39,999
  • 352$40,000 to $49,999
  • 292$50,000 to $59,999
  • 399$60,000 to $69,999
  • 441$70,000 to $79,999
  • 387$80,000 to $89,999
  • 202$90,000 to $99,999
  • 238$100,000 to $124,999
  • 220$125,000 to $149,999
  • 155$150,000 to $174,999
  • 86$175,000 to $199,999
  • 69$200,000 to $249,999
  • 43$250,000 to $299,999
  • 60$300,000 to $399,999
  • 4$400,000 to $499,999
  • 45$500,000 to $749,999
  • 5$750,000 to $999,999
  • 12$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 14$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 19601

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 19601
  • 123Less than $100
  • 97$100 to $149
  • 185$150 to $199
  • 261$200 to $249
  • 224$250 to $299
  • 152$300 to $349
  • 139$350 to $399
  • 215$400 to $449
  • 131$450 to $499
  • 511$500 to $549
  • 407$550 to $599
  • 774$600 to $649
  • 883$650 to $699
  • 613$700 to $749
  • 525$750 to $799
  • 948$800 to $899
  • 300$900 to $999
  • 260$1,000 to $1,249
  • 42$1,250 to $1,499
  • 142No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $827.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $132,900.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $83,960
  • Black or African American householders: $74,788
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $78,492
  • Asian householders: $83,607
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $22,048
  • Some other race householders: $69,849
  • Two or more races householders: $87,135
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $69,849

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $80,609
19601:

$80,609
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,930 - $105,898

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $182,322
Here:

$182,322
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $94,245
Here:

$94,245
State:

$201,403

In 2-unit structures: $417,949
Here:

$417,949
State:

$189,304

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $44,576
Here:

$44,576
State:

$200,358

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $107,977
Here:

$107,977
State:

$294,099
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 19601
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,312
  • One, attached: 6,574
  • Two: 1,124
  • 3 or 4: 1,777
  • 5 to 9: 984
  • 10 to 19: 579
  • 20 to 49: 194
  • 50 or more: 844
  • Mobile homes: 24

Unemployment: 11.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 19601

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 19601
  • 63.1%8,270Drove a car alone
  • 16.1%2,116Carpooled
  • 5.7%743Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.2%20Streetcar or trolley car
  • 0.2%26Taxi
  • 0.1%10Motorcycle
  • 0.6%75Bicycle
  • 7.9%1,037Walked
  • 3.4%452Other means
  • 2.3%300Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 19601

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 19601
  • 323Less than 5 minutes
  • 8575 to 9 minutes
  • 2,65910 to 14 minutes
  • 2,56315 to 19 minutes
  • 1,73320 to 24 minutes
  • 74925 to 29 minutes
  • 1,18130 to 34 minutes
  • 20135 to 39 minutes
  • 61140 to 44 minutes
  • 93645 to 59 minutes
  • 72960 to 89 minutes
  • 22090 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 19601:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 83.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,570
  • Male householders: 5,021 (1,882 living alone), Female householders: 6,504 (1,509 living alone)
  • 3,107 spouses (3,052 opposite-sex spouses), 1,140 unmarried partners, (1,093 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 12,000 children (11,317 natural, 167 adopted, 513 stepchildren), 1,327 grandchildren, 663 brothers or sisters, 689 parents, 39 foster children, 1,253 other relatives, 1,022 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 844 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,299 2-persons, 1,723 3-persons, 1,438 4-persons, 1,020 5-persons, 559 6-persons, 203 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,386 1-person, 794 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 18 5-persons

3,009 married couples with children.
5,094 single-parent households (750 men, 4,344 women).

40.7% of residents of 19601 zip code speak English at home.
56.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% very well, 16% well, 17% not well, 14% not at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% very well, 33% well, 1% not well, 5% not at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% very well, 12% well, 55% not well, 1% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (65% very well, 28% well, 7% not well).

Foreign born population: 7,139 (21.3%)
(36.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

21.3%
Whole state:

7.0%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 58%Dominica
  • 15%Honduras
  • 3%El Salvador
  • 3%Chile
  • 3%Thailand
  • 2%Colombia
  • 2%Costa Rica
Most common first ancestries reported in 19601
  • 3%German
  • 2%Pennsylvania German
  • 1%Italian
  • 1%American
  • 1%Irish
  • 1%Polish
  • 1%Haitian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5,5412010 or later
  • 2,8602000 to 2009
  • 2,3301990 to 1999
  • 3,157Before 1990

Zip code 19601 topographic map

There are 153 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 19601.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • APARTMENT D4 (118 CHURCH ST in READING, PA)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-03-2000-0302, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-03-2000-0302, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: OPERATORS OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS
  • BIRCHCRAFT KITCHENS READING (1612 THORN STREET in READING, PA)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    STATE MASTER (Pennsylvania database) - RCRIS-PAD002339463, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, AFS-23-1505009-1, AIR PROGRAM
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: WOOD KITCHEN CABINETS
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , KERRY MOYER (CONTACT/OWNER) , BIRCHCRAFT KITCHENS, INC. (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BIRCHCRAFT KITCHENS/READING FACILITY
  • ARAMARK GARMENT SVC READING (424 BLAIR AVENUE in READING, PA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Pennsylvania database) - AFS-23-2151418-1, AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: GARMENT PRESSING, AND AGENTS FOR LAUNDRIES AND DRYCLEANERS
    Organizations: ARAMARK UNIFORM & CAREER APPAREL, INC. (OWNER/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: ARAMARK UNIFORM & CA/READING
  • BERKS CNTY COURTHOUSE (633 COURT ST in READING, PA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Pennsylvania database) - AFS-23-6003049-1, AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: GENERAL GOVERNMENT
    Organizations: COUNTY OF BERKS (OWNER/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: COUNTY OF BERKS/BERKS COUNTY COURT HOUSE
  • ADVANCED PETROLEUM CONTRACTORS INC (1230 WAYNE AVE in READING, PA)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-01058, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    TRANSPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    USED OIL PROGRAM (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: GABEL KARL (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ART ENGRV & ELECTROTYPING CO# (812 N 6TH ST in READING, PA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , OWNERNAME (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BERKS BAKERY EQUIPMENT COMPANY (425 NORTH THIRD STREET in READING, PA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , OWNERNAME (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BERKS BAKERY EQUIP CO
  • ADEM CORP T/A PIONEER CRAFTSMAN (333 N THIRD ST in READING, PA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • ARATEX SERVICES INC (12 BLAIR AVE in READING, PA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • BIEHLS AUTO BODY WKS (1340 CENTRE AVE in READING, PA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: TOP, BODY, AND UPHOLSTERY REPAIR SHOPS AND PAINT SHOPS
    Alternative names: BIEHLS AUTO BODY WORKS
  • AMERICAN ROCK SALT CO LLC (C/O CHESTER SALT CO in READING, PA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CHEMICAL AND FERTILIZER MINERAL MINING
    Alternative names: AMERICAN ROCK SALT LLC
  • AMERICAN ROCK SALT CO LLC (READING STOCKPILE in READING, PA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CHEMICAL AND FERTILIZER MINERAL MINING
    Alternative names: AMERICAN ROCK SALT CO LLC/READ
  • AMES WAY BOOSTER STATION (BERKLEY PARK RD & LEESPORT AVE in READING, PA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: WATER SUPPLY
    Alternative names: READING AREA WATER AUTH, READING CITY AREA WATER AUTO B

Zip code 19601 marital status for males
Zip code 19601 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 30.6%Electricity
  • 19.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 29,968. Population change in the 1990s: +1,116 (+3.7%).

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

  • This state: 14,271
  • Northeast: 4,384
  • Midwest: 236
  • South: 1,096
  • West: 280

50% of the 19601 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Pennsylvania.

80% of the 19601 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Reading, PA (19601)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 373
Here:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 164
Here:

7.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 615
Here:

39.1%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 52,878Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 52,531Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 52,417Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 41,198Business and financial operations occupations
  • 38,501Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 35,106Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (READING, PA):

  • EXIDE CORPORATION (645 PENN STREET) : $87,443,503 in 1528 contracts from 1999 to 2006
    Contracts for Batteries, Rechargeable, Miscellaneous Items, Logistics Support Services by Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, United States Coast Guard (disused code: now 7008)
    Signed by year: 2000: $1,593,237; 2001: $9,717,360; 2002: $8,236,665; 2003: $4,847,654; 2004: $15,385,356; 2005: $37,629,161; 2006: $8,527,284.

    Biggest contracts:
    $17,984,967 with Navy for Batteries, Rechargeable. Taking place in IL. Signed on 2005-01-13. Completion date: 2006-03-30.
    $7,647,230, same as above. Signed on 2002-02-19. Completion date: 2003-02-24.
    $7,370,746 with Navy for Miscellaneous Items. Taking place in IL. Signed on 2001-02-20. Completion date: 2002-04-30.
    $4,797,645 with Defense Logistics Agency for Batteries, Rechargeable. Signed on 2004-03-05. Completion date: 2004-08-30.
  • DALLOZ SAFETY (2ND WASHINGTON STS)
    $55,730 with Navy for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Miscellaneous. Taking place in WA. Signed on 2000-02-16. Completion date: 2000-05-04.
  • COUNTY OF BERKS (633 COURT ST) : $43,198 in 7 contracts from 2003 to 2006
    Contracts for Fire Protection Services, Surveillance Services, Other Management Support Services, Other Professional Services, and more by Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $6,720; 2004: $27,648; 2005: $1,750; 2006: $7,080.

    Biggest contracts:
    $7,080 with Army for Fire Protection Services. Signed on 2006-01-11. Completion date: 2005-12-12.
    $6,960 with Army for Surveillance Services. Signed on 2004-11-16. Completion date: 2005-12-31.
    $6,960 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Surveillance Services. Signed on 2004-11-16. Completion date: 2005-12-31.
    $6,864 with Army for Other Management Support Services. Signed on 2004-02-18. Completion date: 2003-12-29.
  • S E KISSINGER, INC (1319 CARBON STREET; small business) : $24,750 in 4 contracts from 2003 to 2005
    $10,450 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Installation of Equipment -- Plumbing, Heating, and Waste Disposal Equipment. Signed on 2005-09-16. Completion date: 2005-08-15.
    $10,450 with Army for Installation of Equipment -- Plumbing, Heating, and Waste Disposal Equipment. Signed on 2005-09-16. Completion date: 2005-08-15.
    $3,275 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Hose, Pipe, Tube, Lubrication, and Railing Fittings. Signed on 2003-09-20. Completion date: 2003-08-22.
    $575 with Army for Installation of Equipment -- Plumbing, Heating, and Waste Disposal Equipment. Signed on 2005-11-28. Completion date: 2005-08-15.
  • BARBEY ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (333 N 4TH ST; small business) : $8,255 in 3 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $2,920 with Defense Logistics Agency for Indoor and Outdoor Electric Lighting Fixtures. Signed on 2005-02-09. Completion date: 2005-04-21.
    $2,805 with Defense Logistics Agency for Electric Lamps. Signed on 2004-12-21. Completion date: 2005-02-20.
    $2,530 with Army for Indoor and Outdoor Electric Lighting Fixtures. Signed on 2005-03-30. Completion date: 2005-07-29.
  • INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS INC (621 CENTRE AVE) : $7,070 in 2 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $6,810 with Army for Books and Pamphlets. Signed on 2004-08-03. Completion date: 2004-07-29.
    $260, same as above. Signed on 2005-03-02. Effective on 2005-02-01. Completion date: 2005-03-31.
  • SERVICES UNLIMITED (223 N 11TH STREET; small business) : -$12,206 in 2 contracts in 2003
    $0 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2003-06-18. Completion date: 2003-06-30.
    -$12,206, same as above. Signed on 2003-06-18. Completion date: 2003-06-30.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (over 1000 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Information: Newspaper Publishers (500-999: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers (250-499: 1, 100-249: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Temporary Help Services (100-249: 2, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 2, 1-4: 3)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (250-499: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Offices of Lawyers (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 6, 5-9: 6, 1-4: 39)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Electrical Apparatus and Equipment, Wiring Supplies, and Related Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Civic and Social Organizations (100-249: 1, 20-49: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 3)

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

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 282 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 168 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 47 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 129 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 70 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 62 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 39 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 10 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 14 partial 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 ORIGINATED157$81,18871$53,631143$71,21697$16,5515$1,558,94054$54,9121$85,020
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$88,95511$76,40721$54,72711$18,4161$59,3207$49,9112$94,570
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$67,60732$58,724185$69,905114$18,1205$218,42446$46,6610$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$77,40711$51,05566$76,41612$14,2772$262,97511$64,5200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$79,8202$43,50016$86,3271$65,7502$262,9753$76,2030$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$53,4810$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$58,8882$72,3200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$50,1800$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$59,6000$01$30,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 19601
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 19601 - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 305. The highest number of fires - 683 took place in 2006, and the least - 1 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 19601 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (63.9%), and Outside Fires (18.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 19601
    • 3,11663.9%Structure Fires
    • 88618.2%Outside Fires
    • 56211.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3116.4%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 19601, Pennsylvania

Most common first names in zip code 19601 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary38179.0 years
John34774.4 years
William30275.0 years
Charles24274.8 years
George21674.8 years
Helen19179.3 years
Robert19170.2 years
James18472.7 years
Anna17880.5 years
Paul14874.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 19601 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller14778.2 years
Smith9873.4 years
Moyer8777.7 years
Brown7774.4 years
Fisher6278.6 years
Jones4972.2 years
Williams4770.6 years
Boyer4576.9 years
Kline3873.6 years
Hoffman3876.6 years
Businesses in zip code 19601
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Nike1
AutoZone1Quality1
Burger King1Quiznos1
FedEx4Rite Aid1
Gap1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS4
Kroger1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets2
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