Living in Reading, PA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living | Photos
Updated: 2020-03-10

Reading SnackAbility

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

Reading, PA Crime Report

2,605
Total Crimes
2,944.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
14.65%
Above National Average

Reading, PA Cost Of Living

81
Reading's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Reading, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Reading (/rd/ RED-ing) (Pennsylvania German: Reddin) is a city in and the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. With a population of 87,575, it is the fifth-largest city in Pennsylvania. Located in the southeastern part of the state, it is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area.
Population
88,211
Unemployment
15.5%
Poverty
35.4%
Median Home
$70,800
Median Income
$30,087
Median Rent
$797

Reading, PA Photos

Source: Public Domain
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Reading in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Reading, PA

Population over time in Reading

Year Population % Change
2017 88,211 -0.1%
2016 88,275 0.4%
2015 87,899 -0.2%
2014 88,057 0.0%
2013 88,051 0.1%
2012 87,978 0.1%
2011 87,926 0.1%
2010 87,798 0.5%
2009 87,404 -
Crime/100k Reading PA USA
Violent Crime 702.0 306.0 368.9
Murder 21.5 6.1 5.0
Robbery 249.8 76.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 370.8 188.0 246.8
Property Crime 2242.7 1489.9 2199.5
Burglary 681.6 211.6 376.0
Larceny 1347.4 1175.9 1594.6
Car Theft 213.6 102.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Reading

White
21.5% (18,935)
African American
9.0% (7,907)
American Indian
0.0% (28)
Asian
0.7% (621)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (131)
Two Or More
2.2% (1,937)
Hispanic
66.5% (58,652)
Race Reading PA USA
White 21.5% 76.8% 61.1%
African American 9.0% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.7% 3.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 66.5% 7.1% 17.8%

Household Income For Reading, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
15.2% (1,342,228)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.1% (887,775)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.4% (1,533,931)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.3% (1,171,042)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.2% (1,251,582)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.5% (1,367,951)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.2% (638,500)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.5% (485,076)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.0% (90,339)
$200,000 or more
0.6% (52,672)
Income Reading PA USA
Less than $10,000 15.2% 6.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.1% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.4% 9.6% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.3% 9.5% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.2% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.5% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.2% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.5% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.0% 5.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.6% 6.0% 7.0%

Gender in Reading

Female
51.3% (45,249)
Male
48.7% (42,962)
Gender Reading PA USA
Female 51.3% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 48.7% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Reading for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
16.0% (14,113)
9-12th Grade
17.0% (14,995)
High School / GED
36.0% (31,755)
Some College
16.0% (14,113)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (5,292)
Bachelor's Degree
7.0% (6,174)
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% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 7.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Reading

Overall User Rating
2.5
/5

Frederick J Vicens

I live in Reading PA,it's true that's it's poor,but instead of judging, we should make it better,we should start by not throwing the trash,on the street,and be more clean,instead of waiting for the government to help.


HomeSnacks User

Shenandoah is a filthy blighted town. Crime rate is high. Drug arrests is common. Drug traffic is from reading, pa and NYC via latino community. Average home cost is 6000.00. there are so many abandoned homes.

Tamaqua- this is a charming town. Homes are kept up. Downtown area is busy and has businesses. They have invested a lot of money into this town.

I know.......I live near these areas

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