Reading, PA 19606 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 19606: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Reading, PA 19606

Acceptable Alternative
Mount Penn, PA 19606
Reading Sta, PA 19606
Reading Station, PA 19606

Not Acceptable, USPS
Five Points, PA 19606
Five Points, PA 19606
Five Points, PA 19606
Jacksonwald, PA 19606
Lorane, PA 19606
Mt Penn, PA 19606
Pennside, PA 19606
Reiffton, PA 19606
Saint Lawrence, PA 19606
St Lawrence, PA 19606
Stony Creek Mills, PA 19606

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 719
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,036
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 787
  • County: Berks County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.322, Longitude -75.868
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Reading, PA 19606 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 35,325
Daytime Population: Workers 9,934
Daytime Population: Residents 16,329
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,263
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 35,095
Population in Familes 29,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 230
Population Density2 1,338
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $66,752
Average Household Income $84,444
Per Capita Income $32,625


Total Housing Units 14,346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,621 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,967 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 758 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $180,205
Average Home Value $197,710


Total Households 13,588
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 9,567
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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.16% 0.19%
Households 0.06% 0.13%
Families -0.05% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Reading, PA 19606 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19606 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 # 69 96th
Population Density # 395 76th
Diversity Index # 181 89th
Median Household Income # 288 83rd
Per Capita Income # 376 77th

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