Reading, PA

87,873 Population
9.9 square miles 8,884.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Population Density
8,884.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.3%
was 54.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
19.4%
was 16.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Percent Under 18
29.4%
was 31.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Percent 65 and Over
9.9%
was 8.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in PA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
7.3
was 7.4
Ranked 16th Lowest in PA
Percent Living in Poverty
38.8%
was 39.6%
Ranked 7th Lowest in PA
Median Household Income
$26,531
was $25,567
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.4
47.6
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
14.8
was 12.5
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
797.8
was 843.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,907.3
was 3,176.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
33,982
was 34,432
Ranked 6th Highest in PA
Median Rent
$735
was $765
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Total Building Permits
1
 
Occupied Housing Units
28,665
was 29,758
 
Homeownership Rate
38.2%
was 41.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Single Family Building Permits
1
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
3,442.4
was 3,483.7
Ranked 2nd Highest in PA
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.1%
was 21.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 2.9
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.1%
was 89.8%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
80.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.8%
was 97.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
70.0%
was 60.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
11.5%
was 9.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in PA

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