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West Reading, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Reading had a population of 4,307 as of July 1, 2017. West Reading ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Reading is located at latitude 40.3338 and longitude -75.9469 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Reading (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 302 feet.

The Borough of West Reading (GNIS ID: 1214935) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Reading population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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West Reading, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,307
Daytime Population: Workers 9,743
Daytime Population: Residents 2,232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,975
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.78
Population in Households 3,903
Population in Familes 2,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 404
Population Density2 7,280
Diversity Index3 69
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,015
Average Household Income $59,380
Per Capita Income $24,599

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 888 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 747 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $126,556
Average Home Value $157,967
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,635
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 934
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 0.31% 0.24%
Households 0.08% 0.15%
Families -0.06% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

West Reading, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Reading to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 314 82nd
Population Density # 47 97th
Diversity Index # 32 98th
Median Household Income # 1108 37th
Per Capita Income # 1087 38th

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