Reading, PA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Reading, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Population
88,333
Unemployment
11.4%
Poverty
30.9%
Median Home
$79,500
Median Income
$35,745
Median Rent
$817

Reading SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
3
Commute
8

Reading, PA Cost Of Living

88
Reading's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Reading Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 88 102 100
Services 101 100 100
Groceries 101 108 100
Health 96 94 100
Housing 51 92 100
Transportation 112 113 100
Utilities 108 112 100

Reading, PA Photos

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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
2020 88,333 0.1%
2019 88,211 -0.1%
2018 88,275 0.4%
2017 87,899 -0.2%
2016 88,057 0.0%
2015 88,051 0.1%
2014 87,978 0.1%
2013 87,926 0.1%
2012 87,798 0.5%
2011 87,404 -

Race / Ethnicity in Reading

White
20.4% (17,992)
African American
9.2% (8,121)
American Indian
0.1% (100)
Asian
0.8% (678)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.5% (460)
Two Or More
2.0% (1,783)
Hispanic
67.0% (59,199)
Race Reading PA USA
White 20.4% 75.7% 60.1%
African American 9.2% 10.6% 12.2%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 0.8% 3.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.0% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 67.0% 7.6% 18.2%

Gender in Reading

Female
51.4% (45,424)
Male
48.6% (42,909)
Gender Reading PA USA
Female 51.4% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 48.6% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Reading for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
16.0% (14,133)
9-12th Grade
15.0% (13,249)
High School / GED
36.0% (31,799)
Some College
17.0% (15,016)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (6,183)
Bachelor's Degree
7.0% (6,183)
Master's Degree
2.0% (1,766)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Reading PA USA
< 9th Grade 16.0% 2.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 15.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 7.0% 20.0% 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
13.8% (1,217,433)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.8% (686,606)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.7% (1,294,147)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.9% (1,142,188)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.5% (1,190,392)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.0% (1,503,421)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.4% (916,161)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.1% (624,588)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.7% (145,786)
$200,000 or more
1.3% (112,572)
Income Reading PA USA
Less than $10,000 13.8% 5.8% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.8% 4.0% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.7% 8.8% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.9% 9.0% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.5% 12.1% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.0% 17.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.4% 13.2% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.1% 15.7% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.7% 6.7% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.3% 7.1% 8.3%

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