Reading, PA 19602 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 19602: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Reading, PA 19602

Not Acceptable, USPS
West Reading, PA 19602

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 432
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,146
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,984
  • County: Berks County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.329, Longitude -75.922
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Reading, PA 19602 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,735
Population in Households 17,593
Population in Familes 13,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density1 11,519
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 6,599
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,762
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,033 (25.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,566 (57.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,409 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $47,723
Average Home Value $74,914


Median Household Income $23,253
Average Household Income $34,440
Per Capita Income $12,938
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.31%
Households 0.09% 0.25%
Families -0.18% 0.05%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
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.

Reading, PA 19602 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19602 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes 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 # 232 86th
Population Density1 # 37 98th
Diversity Index2 # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 1624 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1626 3rd

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