Berks County PA Information

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Berks County Subdivisions

Berks County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 420,497
Daytime Population: Workers 182,279
Daytime Population: Residents 215,185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 397,464
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 408,651
Population in Familes 333,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,846
Population Density2 491
Diversity Index3 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,471
Average Household Income $77,087
Per Capita Income $29,324

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 167,427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109,215 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,412 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,800 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $189,104
Average Home Value $219,187
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 156,627
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 107,332
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.3%
Households 0.2% 0.23%
Families 0.1% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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Berks County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berks County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 88th
Population Density # 12 84th
Diversity Index # 4 96th
Median Household Income # 14 81st
Per Capita Income # 17 76th

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