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Reading city, Pennsylvania

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Reading city, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 88,375
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 88,375
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 87,994
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 88,082
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
8.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
30.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
9.6%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
53.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
12.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
18.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
66.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
21.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,422
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 19.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 39.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $70,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $979
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $462
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $797
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 28,805
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.96
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 79.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 57.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 80.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 71.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 67.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 9.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 15.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 98,375
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 339,415
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,813,975
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 490,846
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,085,881
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,325
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $30,087
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $14,502
Persons in poverty, percent
35.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 5,072
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,416
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,087
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,591
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,222
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 437
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 4,320
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 8,911.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 9.88
FIPS Code 4263624
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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