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, 2016)


Total Population 36,191
Population in Households 35,884
Population in Familes 29,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 307
Population Density1 1,352
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 13,832
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 9,775
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,835 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,997 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 754 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $181,776
Average Home Value $200,558


Median Household Income $65,847
Average Household Income $82,089
Per Capita Income $31,560
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.19%
Households 0.06% 0.1%
Families -0.07% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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 19606 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19606 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 # 63 96th
Population Density1 # 398 76th
Diversity Index2 # 195 88th
Median Household Income # 259 85th
Per Capita Income # 344 79th

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