Reading, PA 19608 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 19608: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Reading, PA 19608

Acceptable Alternative
S Heidelberg, PA 19608
Sinking Spg, PA 19608
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
South Heidelberg Twp, PA 19608

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fritztown, PA 19608
Gouglersville, PA 19608
Mohns Hill, PA 19608

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 452
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,597
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 74
  • County: Berks County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.312, Longitude -76.023
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Reading, PA 19608 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,996
Daytime Population: Workers 7,139
Daytime Population: Residents 11,462
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,601
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 23,566
Population in Familes 20,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 430
Population Density2 849
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $78,758
Average Household Income $99,452
Per Capita Income $36,852


Total Housing Units 9,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,671 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,126 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $230,373
Average Home Value $259,777


Total Households 8,797
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 6,430
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 0.27% 0.27%
Households 0.18% 0.21%
Families 0.11% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Reading, PA 19608 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19608 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 # 154 91st
Population Density # 507 70th
Diversity Index # 225 87th
Median Household Income # 171 90th
Per Capita Income # 226 86th

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