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City: Reading, PA (76.56%)
County: Berks County, PA
Estimated zip code population in 2016: 17,062
Zip code population in 2010: 17,900
Zip code population in 2000: 17,379

Houses and condos: 7,837
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,135
% of renters here:

65%
State:

31%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 19602: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 6,904 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 19602
Zip code 19602 (Reading, Pennsylvania) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2016:
This zip code:

2.4% ($1,242)
Pennsylvania:

1.6% ($2,763)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,568 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $970 (2.5%)

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Males: 8,315  (48.7%)
Females: 8,747  (51.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 19602:

  • High school or higher: 64.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 17.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 19602:

  • Never married: 48.1%
  • Now married: 29.8%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above 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 19602

  • Zip code 19602 races chart
    • 4,689White population
    • 1,891Black population
    • 31American Indian population
    • 133Asian population
    • 11Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 21Some other race population
    • 307Two or more races population
    • 10,817Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 17,051
Rural population: 10

Estimated median house/condo value in 2016: $51,833
19602:

$51,833
Pennsylvania:

$174,100



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 81 registered sex offenders living in 19602 zip code as of April 19, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 19602 to the number of sex offenders is 211 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

33.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 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 2016:
This zip code:

$24,505
Pennsylvania:

$56,907
Reading, PA (19602) map Nearest zip codes: 19611, 19604, 19601, 19607, 19606, 19610.
Reading Zip Code Map

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.2%
Pennsylvania:

45.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

11.0%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,700
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,559


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 452 (136 now married, 313 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,922 (1,079 now married, 2,867 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 19602 with a mortgage: 993 (28 second mortgage, 28 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,302

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $916
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $411

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

38.9%
Whole state:

12.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

23.6%
Whole state:

7.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
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

  • 0Built 2014 or later
  • 22Built 2010 to 2013
  • 146Built 2000 to 2009
  • 202Built 1990 to 1999
  • 210Built 1980 to 1989
  • 889Built 1970 to 1979
  • 529Built 1960 to 1969
  • 628Built 1950 to 1959
  • 839Built 1940 to 1949
  • 4,224Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 19602 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Reading, PA (19602)

  • 14no bedroom
  • 431 bedroom
  • 4222 bedrooms
  • 7493 bedrooms
  • 5524 bedrooms
  • 5085+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 19602 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Reading, PA (19602)

  • 566no bedroom
  • 1,4231 bedroom
  • 9582 bedrooms
  • 6063 bedrooms
  • 4104 bedrooms
  • 2085+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 19602 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19602) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 273no vehicle
  • 1,1081 vehicle
  • 7052 vehicles
  • 1023 vehicles
  • 534 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 19602 population

Cars and other vehicles available in Reading, PA (19602) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,842no vehicle
  • 1,7281 vehicle
  • 4512 vehicles
  • 423 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 19602 population

  • Zip code 19602 household income distribution in 2016

  • Zip code 19602 household income distribution in 2016
  • 1,052Less than $10,000
  • 883$10,000 to $14,999
  • 590$15,000 to $19,999
  • 711$20,000 to $24,999
  • 387$25,000 to $29,999
  • 331$30,000 to $34,999
  • 327$35,000 to $39,999
  • 388$40,000 to $44,999
  • 260$45,000 to $49,999
  • 481$50,000 to $59,999
  • 291$60,000 to $74,999
  • 250$75,000 to $99,999
  • 132$100,000 to $124,999
  • 23$125,000 to $149,999
  • 27$150,000 to $199,999
  • 19$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 19602

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 19602
  • 31Less than $10,000
  • 34$10,000 to $14,999
  • 119$15,000 to $19,999
  • 129$20,000 to $24,999
  • 193$25,000 to $29,999
  • 164$30,000 to $34,999
  • 123$35,000 to $39,999
  • 273$40,000 to $49,999
  • 164$50,000 to $59,999
  • 241$60,000 to $69,999
  • 121$70,000 to $79,999
  • 136$80,000 to $89,999
  • 15$90,000 to $99,999
  • 68$100,000 to $124,999
  • 40$125,000 to $149,999
  • 24$150,000 to $174,999
  • 46$175,000 to $199,999
  • 36$200,000 to $249,999
  • 12$250,000 to $299,999
  • 19$300,000 to $399,999
  • 22$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 19602

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 19602
  • 12$100 to $149
  • 38$150 to $199
  • 410$200 to $249
  • 85$250 to $299
  • 132$300 to $349
  • 179$350 to $399
  • 300$400 to $449
  • 437$450 to $499
  • 326$500 to $549
  • 275$550 to $599
  • 309$600 to $649
  • 351$650 to $699
  • 412$700 to $749
  • 194$750 to $799
  • 116$800 to $899
  • 40$900 to $999
  • 28$1,000 to $1,249
  • 9$1,250 to $1,499
  • 191No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2016: $708.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2016 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $48,750
  • Black or African American householders: $48,890
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $108,568
  • Asian householders: $53,793
  • Some other race householders: $52,393
  • Two or more races householders: $40,905
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $54,634

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $51,833
19602:

$51,833
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,493 - $78,154

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $162,243
Here:

$162,243
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $49,538
Here:

$49,538
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $69,304
Here:

$69,304
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,633
Here:

$197,633
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,030
Here:

$95,030
State:

$261,606

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 497
  • One, attached: 3,850
  • Two: 585
  • 3 or 4: 1,058
  • 5 to 9: 861
  • 10 to 19: 215
  • 20 to 49: 126
  • 50 or more: 690
  • Mobile homes: 4

Unemployment: 17.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 19602

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 19602
  • 54.4%3,142Drove a car alone
  • 16.1%929Carpooled
  • 12.8%738Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.1%8Subway or elevated
  • 0.9%51Bicycle
  • 11.4%656Walked
  • 0.2%9Other means
  • 3.1%178Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 19602

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 19602
  • 192Less than 5 minutes
  • 3145 to 9 minutes
  • 88010 to 14 minutes
  • 1,17215 to 19 minutes
  • 66520 to 24 minutes
  • 32925 to 29 minutes
  • 57030 to 34 minutes
  • 11635 to 39 minutes
  • 24440 to 44 minutes
  • 56045 to 59 minutes
  • 32060 to 89 minutes
  • 21990 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 19602:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 87.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,004
  • In family households: 13,340 (1,342 male householders, 2,067 female householders)
    1,520 spouses, 5,536 children (5,108 natural, 111 adopted, 319 stepchildren), 707 grandchildren, 355 brothers or sisters, 204 parents, 606 other relatives, 852 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,679 (1,712 male householders (1,463 living alone)), 1,289 female householders (1,029 living alone)), 674 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 63 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 869 2-persons, 870 3-persons, 858 4-persons, 383 5-persons, 216 6-persons, 183 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,490 1-person, 453 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 14 4-persons

1,353 married couples with children.
2,362 single-parent households (434 men, 1,928 women).

49.7% of residents of 19602 zip code speak English at home.
48.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% very well, 16% well, 18% not well, 9% not at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% very well, 33% well, 17% not well, 4% not at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% very well, 47% well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 2,302 (13.5%)
(39.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

13.5%
Whole state:

6.8%

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

  • 49%Dominica
  • 4%Chile
  • 4%Grenada
  • 4%Colombia
  • 3%Poland
  • 3%El Salvador
  • 2%St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Most common first ancestries reported in 19602 (%)

  • 5%German
  • 3%American
  • 2%Polish
  • 2%Italian
  • 1%Haitian
  • 1%Irish
  • 1%Romanian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,7672010 or later
  • 1,0632000 to 2009
  • 8941990 to 1999
  • 1,825Before 1990
Note: State values scaled to 19602 population

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: 4.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 45%Utility gas
  • 30%Electricity
  • 21%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Coal or coke
  • 1%Other fuel

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

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

  • This state: 9,298
  • Northeast: 1,662
  • Midwest: 149
  • South: 589
  • West: 162

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, 77% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 46
Here:

2.5%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 130
Here:

12.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 158
Here:

26.4%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 44,332Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 40,652Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 39,020Business and financial operations occupations
  • 35,984Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 34,148Management occupations
  • 31,016Health technologists and technicians
Note: State values scaled to 19602 population

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 Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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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