Reading, PA 19605 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 19605: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Reading, PA 19605

Acceptable Alternative
Laureldale, PA 19605
Muhlenberg, PA 19605
Muhlenberg Township, PA 19605
Ontelaunee, PA 19605

Not Acceptable, USPS
Berkley, PA 19605
Bernharts, PA 19605
Muhlenburg Park, PA 19605
River View Park, PA 19605
Tuckerton, PA 19605

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 715
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,908
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 281
  • County: Berks County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.386, Longitude -75.933
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Reading, PA 19605 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,890
Daytime Population: Workers 19,974
Daytime Population: Residents 9,681
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,655
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 19,812
Population in Familes 16,437
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 1,107
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $59,597
Average Household Income $75,739
Per Capita Income $30,199


Total Housing Units 8,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,407 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,501 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $167,484
Average Home Value $181,750


Total Households 7,908
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 5,558
Average Family Size 3
  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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.38%
Households 0.34% 0.3%
Families 0.23% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Reading, PA 19605 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19605 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes 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 # 199 88th
Population Density # 447 73rd
Diversity Index # 97 94th
Median Household Income # 458 73rd
Per Capita Income # 511 69th

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