Berks County PA Information


Berks County Subdivisions

Berks County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 421,061
Population in Households 409,244
Population in Familes 334,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,817
Population Density1 492
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 156,604
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 107,276
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 167,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109,027 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 47,577 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,842 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $187,948
Average Home Value $219,029


Median Household Income $56,136
Average Household Income $73,374
Per Capita Income $27,898
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.31%
Households 0.23% 0.22%
Families 0.11% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


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, 2016 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 Density1 # 12 84th
Diversity Index2 # 4 96th
Median Household Income # 14 81st
Per Capita Income # 18 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.