Reading, PA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Reading, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Population
88,232
Unemployment
12.9%
Poverty
32.7%
Median Home
$73,200
Median Income
$32,176
Median Rent
$811

Reading SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
3
Commute
7

Reading, PA Crime Report

2,605
Total Crimes
2,944.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
18.89%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Reading
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,605 2,944.6 1,709.8 2,476.7
Violent Crime 621 702.0 306.4 366.7
Murder 19 21.5 5.2 5.0
Robbery 221 249.8 76.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 328 370.8 191.1 250.2
Property Crime 1,984 2,242.7 1,403.4 2,109.9
Burglary 603 681.6 182.4 340.5
Larceny 1,192 1,347.4 1,124.2 1,549.5
Car Theft 189 213.6 96.8 219.9

Reading, PA Cost Of Living

81
Reading's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Reading Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 81 99 100
Services 90 98 100
Groceries 91 103 100
Health 90 94 100
Housing 50 91 100
Transportation 103 109 100
Utilities 109 111 100

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Rankings for Reading in Pennsylvania

Map Of Reading, PA

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Population over time in Reading

Year Population % Change
2019 88,232 0.0%
2018 88,211 -0.1%
2017 88,275 0.4%
2016 87,899 -0.2%
2015 88,057 0.0%
2014 88,051 0.1%
2013 87,978 0.1%
2012 87,926 0.1%
2011 87,798 0.5%
2010 87,404 -

Race / Ethnicity in Reading

White
21.3% (18,804)
African American
8.8% (7,784)
American Indian
0.1% (97)
Asian
0.9% (776)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (131)
Two Or More
1.8% (1,555)
Hispanic
67.0% (59,085)
Race Reading PA USA
White 21.3% 76.4% 60.7%
African American 8.8% 10.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 3.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 67.0% 7.3% 18.0%

Gender in Reading

Female
51.1% (45,047)
Male
48.9% (43,185)
Gender Reading PA USA
Female 51.1% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Reading for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
16.0% (14,117)
9-12th Grade
17.0% (14,999)
High School / GED
35.0% (30,881)
Some College
16.0% (14,117)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (5,293)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (7,058)
Master's Degree
2.0% (1,764)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Reading PA USA
< 9th Grade 16.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 17.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Reading, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
14.1% (1,239,861)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.0% (791,568)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.1% (1,512,722)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.7% (1,123,311)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.1% (1,335,772)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.4% (1,356,107)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.6% (762,127)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.0% (530,241)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.3% (112,907)
$200,000 or more
0.7% (58,578)
Income Reading PA USA
Less than $10,000 14.1% 6.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.0% 4.3% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.1% 9.3% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.7% 9.2% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.1% 12.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.4% 17.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.6% 13.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.0% 15.2% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.3% 6.4% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 0.7% 6.6% 7.7%

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