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Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Berks County, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
430,449
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
428,840
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 428,849
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 411,442
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.2%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
24.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
68.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 20,387
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 8.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 171,712
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 70.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $225,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,717
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $686
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,078
Building permits, 2022 386
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 161,174
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 88.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 19.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 86.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 88.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 26.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 10.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 64.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 59.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 671,371
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,897,502
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 692,130
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 5,772,327
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $13,823
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 25.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $74,617
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $37,776
Persons in poverty, percent
10.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 8,378
Total employment, 2021 150,047
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 8,300,920
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -6.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 25,179
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,936
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,139
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,189
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 620
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,457
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 355
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,625
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 500.8
Population per square mile, 2010 480.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 856.40
Land area in square miles, 2010 856.51
FIPS Code 42011
Value Notes

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The vintage year (e.g., V2023) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2023). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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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