Reading, PA

87,575 Population
9.9 square miles 8,860.6 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Population Density
8,860.6
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.0%
was 53.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
18.5%
was 19.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Percent Under 18
28.4%
was 29.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Percent 65 and Over
10.9%
was 9.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in PA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.8
was 7.4
Ranked 15th Lowest in PA
Percent Living in Poverty
36.8%
was 38.8%
Ranked 7th Lowest in PA
Median Household Income
$27,247
was $26,531
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.2
44.4
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
31,272
was 33,982
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Median Rent
$784
was $735
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Total Building Permits
1
 
Occupied Housing Units
26,783
was 28,665
 
Homeownership Rate
40.8%
was 38.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Single Family Building Permits
1
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
3,167.9
was 3,442.4
Ranked 2nd Highest in PA
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.1%
was 23.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.2
was 3.0
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
96.5%
was 95.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in PA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in PA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 98.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
65.0%
was 70.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
9.2%
was 11.5%
Ranked 7th Highest in PA

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