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19602 Zip Code (Reading, PA) Detailed Profile




City: Reading, PA (76.56%)
County: Berks County, PA
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 16,727
Zip code population in 2010: 17,900
Zip code population in 2000: 17,379

Houses and condos: 7,804
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,028
% of renters here:

64%
State:

32%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 19602: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 6,768 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 19602
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

2.3% ($1,297)
Pennsylvania:

1.6% ($2,855)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,555 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,118 (2.4%)

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Males: 8,263  (49.4%)
Females: 8,463  (50.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 19602:

  • High school or higher: 65.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 19602:

  • Never married: 47.2%
  • Now married: 31.0%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

Zip code 19602 compared to state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 19602 (2017)
    • 10,81762.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,68927.0%White
    • 1,89110.9%Black
    • 3071.8%Two or more races
    • 1330.8%Asian
    • 310.2%American Indian
    • 210.1%Some other race
    • 110.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 16,716
Rural population: 10

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $57,127
19602:

$57,127
Pennsylvania:

$181,200



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 93 registered sex offenders living in 19602 zip code as of October 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 19602 is 183 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

33.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 19602, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $23,605 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$23,605
State:

$61,346

Salary/wage: $21,612 (reported on 87.7% of returns)
Here:

$21,612
State:

$51,902
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 81.0% for AGIs below $25k, 90.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 82.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $688 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$688
Pennsylvania:

$1,588
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $9,556 (reported on 4.6% of returns)
Here:

$9,556
State:

$5,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 22.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$18,629 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
Here:

+$18,629
State:

+$14,495
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 41.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,228 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

+$9,228
State:

+$16,268
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,124 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
19602:

$10,124
Pennsylvania:

$14,550
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,126 (29% of AGI, reported on 7.1% of returns)
Here:

$20,126
State:

$23,538

Here:

28.7% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 5.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 18.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,714 (reported on 5.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,714
State:

$4,025
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $6,955 (reported on 7.0% of returns)
19602:

$6,955
State:

$9,982
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,624 (reported on 48.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,624
State:

$2,106
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 65.1%
Here:

65%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 65.5% for AGIs below $25k, 63.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 63.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 19602, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $20,844 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$20,844
State:

$48,049

Salary/wage: $20,070 (reported on 91.0% of returns)
Here:

$20,070
State:

$42,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 90.4% for AGIs below $10k, 88.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 92.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 54.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,085 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,085
Pennsylvania:

$1,657
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,620 (reported on 6.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,620
State:

$3,566
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,467 (reported on 4.1% of returns)
Here:

+$1,467
State:

+$9,716
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,571 (reported on 6.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,571
State:

+$14,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,018 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
19602:

$2,018
Pennsylvania:

$2,903

Total itemized deductions: $12,814 (25% of AGI, reported on 7.2% of returns)
Here:

$12,814
State:

$18,804

Here:

25.4% of AGI
State:

19.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,258 (4% of AGI, reported on 5.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,258
State:

$3,337

Here:

4.3% of AGI
State:

3.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $2,530 (reported on 48.6% of returns)
19602:

$2,530
State:

$8,008
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,983 (reported on 45.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,983
State:

$1,643

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.6%
Here:

66%
State:

56%
(% for various income ranges: 61.8% for AGIs below $10k, 72.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$26,156
Pennsylvania:

$59,195
Reading, PA (19602) map Nearest zip codes: 19611, 19604, 19601, 19607, 19606, 19610.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.5%
Pennsylvania:

45.4%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,558
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,560


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 416 (97 now married, 311 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,739 (1,148 now married, 2,606 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 19602 with a mortgage: 941 (57 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,323

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $908
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $432

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

34.3%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

19.6%
Whole state:

6.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 19602: Hessian Camp (A), Bandshell Amphitheatre (B), Callowhill Historic District (C), Dove of Peace Sculpture (D), Duryea Drive (E), Reading Area Fire Fighters Museum (F), Reading Railroad Massacre Historic Marker (G), Kerpers Landing (H), American Legion Post 872 Borinqueneers (I), American Legion Post 929 General Casimir Pulaski (J), BARTA Transportation Center (K), Berks Hall (L), B'nai Brith Apartments (M), Reading Fire and Rescue - Liberty Fire Company (N), Penn Hall (O), Reading Franklin Street Station (P), Reading Fire and Rescue Reading Hose - Friendship Fire Company (Q), Reading Public Library (R), Rhodes Towers (S), Schuylkill Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 19602 include: Tabernacle of Prayer for All People (A), Kesher Zion Synagogue (B), Immanuel Evangelical Church (C), Hopewell Mennonite Church (D), Holy Rosary Church (E), Grace Lutheran Church (F), Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church (G), Saint Peters Catholic Church (H), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery (1), German Lutheran Cemetery (2), Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoir: Neversink Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Parks in zip code 19602 include: Drenkel Field (1), Dove Garden (2), City Park Playground (3), City Park (4), Riverfront Park (5), Third and Spruce Recreation Area (6), Tenth and South Playground (7), Reading Police Memorial (8), Reading Iron Playground (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 382010 to 2013
  • 1382000 to 2009
  • 2061990 to 1999
  • 1831980 to 1989
  • 8481970 to 1979
  • 6561960 to 1969
  • 6331950 to 1959
  • 7411940 to 1949
  • 4,2341939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Reading, PA (19602)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Reading, PA (19602)
  • 5no bedroom
  • 551 bedroom
  • 3672 bedrooms
  • 8003 bedrooms
  • 5344 bedrooms
  • 5055+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reading, PA (19602)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reading, PA (19602)
  • 582no bedroom
  • 1,3691 bedroom
  • 9402 bedrooms
  • 6073 bedrooms
  • 3784 bedrooms
  • 1795+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19602) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19602) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 303no vehicle
  • 9931 vehicle
  • 7132 vehicles
  • 1413 vehicles
  • 644 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19602) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19602) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,767no vehicle
  • 1,7511 vehicle
  • 4342 vehicles
  • 273 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 19602 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 19602 household income distribution in 2017
  • 1,042Less than $10,000
  • 634$10,000 to $14,999
  • 638$15,000 to $19,999
  • 680$20,000 to $24,999
  • 314$25,000 to $29,999
  • 472$30,000 to $34,999
  • 347$35,000 to $39,999
  • 351$40,000 to $44,999
  • 243$45,000 to $49,999
  • 468$50,000 to $59,999
  • 352$60,000 to $74,999
  • 333$75,000 to $99,999
  • 80$100,000 to $124,999
  • 63$125,000 to $149,999
  • 35$150,000 to $199,999
  • 27$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 19602

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 19602
  • 14Less than $10,000
  • 63$10,000 to $14,999
  • 86$15,000 to $19,999
  • 83$20,000 to $24,999
  • 173$25,000 to $29,999
  • 177$30,000 to $34,999
  • 118$35,000 to $39,999
  • 248$40,000 to $49,999
  • 149$50,000 to $59,999
  • 255$60,000 to $69,999
  • 93$70,000 to $79,999
  • 159$80,000 to $89,999
  • 19$90,000 to $99,999
  • 123$100,000 to $124,999
  • 29$125,000 to $149,999
  • 33$150,000 to $174,999
  • 58$175,000 to $199,999
  • 14$200,000 to $249,999
  • 39$250,000 to $299,999
  • 13$300,000 to $399,999
  • 25$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 19602

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 19602
  • 54$150 to $199
  • 361$200 to $249
  • 123$250 to $299
  • 140$300 to $349
  • 222$350 to $399
  • 257$400 to $449
  • 369$450 to $499
  • 261$500 to $549
  • 326$550 to $599
  • 292$600 to $649
  • 306$650 to $699
  • 441$700 to $749
  • 212$750 to $799
  • 139$800 to $899
  • 44$900 to $999
  • 30$1,000 to $1,249
  • 9$1,250 to $1,499
  • 158No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $702.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $113,169.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $53,730
  • Black or African American householders: $53,884
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $119,657
  • Asian householders: $59,288
  • Some other race householders: $57,744
  • Two or more races householders: $45,084
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $60,214

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $57,127
19602:

$57,127
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,738 - $87,355

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $146,233
Here:

$146,233
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $56,621
Here:

$56,621
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $69,841
Here:

$69,841
State:

$167,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $348,672
Here:

$348,672
State:

$239,223

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,179
Here:

$161,179
State:

$279,683
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 19602

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 492
  • One, attached: 3,847
  • Two: 669
  • 3 or 4: 821
  • 5 to 9: 899
  • 10 to 19: 191
  • 20 to 49: 159
  • 50 or more: 739

Unemployment: 16.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 19602

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 19602
  • 54.3%3,309Drove a car alone
  • 17.7%1,077Carpooled
  • 13.7%838Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.2%10Subway or elevated
  • 0.4%26Bicycle
  • 7.5%460Walked
  • 1.1%68Other means
  • 3.6%221Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 19602

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 19602
  • 95Less than 5 minutes
  • 3835 to 9 minutes
  • 89710 to 14 minutes
  • 1,28215 to 19 minutes
  • 64320 to 24 minutes
  • 39125 to 29 minutes
  • 58030 to 34 minutes
  • 22835 to 39 minutes
  • 26040 to 44 minutes
  • 56445 to 59 minutes
  • 34860 to 89 minutes
  • 19090 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 19602:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 87.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,672
  • In family households: 12,947 (1,334 male householders, 1,935 female householders)
    1,510 spouses, 5,374 children (4,959 natural, 108 adopted, 309 stepchildren), 783 grandchildren, 277 brothers or sisters, 241 parents, 551 other relatives, 769 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,737 (1,843 male householders (1,557 living alone)), 1,190 female householders (953 living alone)), 704 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 59 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 890 2-persons, 752 3-persons, 762 4-persons, 453 5-persons, 197 6-persons, 204 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,505 1-person, 458 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 31 4-persons

1,420 married couples with children.
2,100 single-parent households (380 men, 1,720 women).

46.7% of residents of 19602 zip code speak English at home.
50.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% very well, 19% well, 19% not well, 10% not at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% very well, 39% well, 11% not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% very well, 55% well, 6% not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 2,766 (16.5%)
(36.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

16.5%
Whole state:

7.0%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 60%Dominica
  • 4%Chile
  • 3%St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 3%Grenada
  • 2%El Salvador
  • 2%Thailand
  • 2%Colombia
Most common first ancestries reported in 19602
  • 5%German
  • 2%American
  • 2%Polish
  • 1%Haitian
  • 1%Italian
  • 1%African
  • 1%Pennsylvania German
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,8792010 or later
  • 9702000 to 2009
  • 1,0891990 to 1999
  • 1,786Before 1990

Zip code 19602 topographic map

There are 181 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 19602.

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • 50-50 TUXEDOS & TAILORS SVC (247 SOUTH 4TH STREET in READING, PA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Pennsylvania database) - RCRIS-PAD987366598, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, AFS-23-2518215-1, 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: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: SANTO J RUSSO (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: FIFTY FIFTY TUXEDO/READING, FIFTY FIFTY TUXEDOS, FIFTY-FIFTY TUXEDOS & TAILORS
  • AMER POLARIZERS (141 SOUTH 7TH STREET in READING, PA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    STATE MASTER (Pennsylvania database) - RCRIS-PAD096266093, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: SHADOWFAX INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: HYDROJET SERVICES
  • AMANDA E STOUT EL SCH (321 S 10TH ST in READING, PA)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0840
    Organizations: READING SD (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: AMANDA E STOUT SCHOOL
  • ATLANTIC SERVICE STATION (1658 PERKIOMEN AVE-TANKS in READING, PA)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , ATLANTIC REFINING & MARKETING (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 19602 marital status for males
Zip code 19602 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 45.3%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 20.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood

Population in 1990: 16,303. Population change in the 1990s: +1,076 (+6.6%).

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

  • This state: 8,199
  • Northeast: 2,082
  • Midwest: 163
  • South: 611
  • West: 244

52% of the 19602 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.

81% of the 19602 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Reading, PA (19602)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 45
Here:

2.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 133
Here:

14.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 226
Here:

38.9%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 45,433Management occupations
  • 41,981Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 38,246Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 32,283Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 30,865Business and financial operations occupations
  • 29,031Community and social service occupations

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

  • ELECTRONIC CONNECTORS, INCORPO (125 S 5TH ST; small business) : $325,913 in 26 contracts from 2000 to 2006
    Contracts for Miscellaneous Electric Power and Distribution Equipment, Cable, Cord, and Wire Assemblies: Communications Equipment, Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Miscellaneous, ADPE System Configuration by Defense Logistics Agency, Army, Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $61,788; 2001: $7,250; 2002: $0; 2003: $33,300; 2004: $143,839; 2005: $48,104; 2006: $31,632.

    Biggest contracts:
    $61,788 with Defense Logistics Agency for Miscellaneous Electric Power and Distribution Equipment. Signed on 2000-05-10. Completion date: 2001-04-05.
    $48,552 with Army for Cable, Cord, and Wire Assemblies: Communications Equipment. Signed on 2004-05-26. Completion date: 2004-06-30.
    $27,830 with Defense Logistics Agency for Miscellaneous Electric Power and Distribution Equipment. Signed on 2004-11-05. Completion date: 2005-07-03.
    $27,830, same as above. Signed on 2005-02-11. Completion date: 2005-10-09.
  • REMCON PLASTICS INC (208 CHESTNUT ST; small business) : $167,177 in 7 contracts from 2004 to 2006
    Contracts for Safety and Rescue Equipment, Miscellaneous Prefabricated Structures, Miscellaneous Items, Fencing, Fences, Gates and Components, and more by Army, Defense Logistics Agency, Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $30,266; 2005: $125,952; 2006: $10,959.

    Biggest contracts:
    $106,000 with Army for Safety and Rescue Equipment. Signed on 2005-01-28. Completion date: 2005-02-23.
    $18,230 with Army for Miscellaneous Prefabricated Structures. Taking place in CO. Signed on 2004-01-22. Completion date: 2004-02-03.
    $12,036 with Army for Miscellaneous Items. Taking place in NY. Signed on 2004-08-30. Completion date: 2004-08-31.
    $10,959 with Defense Logistics Agency for Fencing, Fences, Gates and Components. Signed on 2006-03-04. Completion date: 2006-03-16.
  • PARAGON OPTICAL CO INC (658 S 7TH ST; small business)
    $8,080 with Army for Glass Fabricated Materials. Signed on 2003-04-23. Completion date: 2003-06-09.
  • READING PARKING AUTHORITY (613 FRANKLIN STREET)
    $3,780 with Army for Other Housekeeping Services. Signed on 2002-04-24. Completion date: 2002-10-31.

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

  • Finance and Insurance: Investment Banking and Securities Dealing (250-499 employees: 1 establishment, 100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Home Health Care Services (250-499: 1, 10-19: 1)
  • Utilities: Sewage Treatment Facilities (100-249: 1)
  • Information: Cable and Other Program Distribution (50-99: 1, 20-49: 2, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (20-49: 1, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 7, 1-4: 12)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 3, 10-19: 1, 1-4: 8)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (20-49: 2, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 1)

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:

  • 38 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 193 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 70 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 10 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED64$64,28357$54,24060$71,44532$20,1003$2,580,75762$61,802
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$110,6504$53,0189$48,0579$17,5011$60,6806$46,075
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$62,65214$54,92083$69,85274$16,7002$216,44021$32,548
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$77,6676$53,03324$68,5382$55,8700$05$51,798
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$57,3301$38,9504$74,4882$75,7450$03$106,480
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 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 ORIGINATED5$50,6461$26,8000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$58,5850$01$34,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$93,3450$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$36,0001$36,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 19602
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 19602 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 19602 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John34174.4 years
Mary30178.0 years
Helen20277.4 years
Joseph18774.0 years
Anna18479.1 years
William18072.5 years
Charles14673.1 years
George12374.1 years
Frank12175.8 years
Robert11368.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 19602 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller6275.0 years
Smith4977.9 years
Snyder4175.5 years
Moyer3876.5 years
Jones3068.9 years
Kline2879.0 years
Schaeffer2673.3 years
Williams2470.5 years
Becker2177.9 years
Brown2176.6 years
Businesses in zip code 19602
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Penske2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Rite Aid1
Lane Furniture1
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