Reading, PA 19609 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 19609: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Reading, PA 19609

Acceptable Alternative
West Lawn, PA 19609

Not Acceptable, USPS
Lincoln Park, PA 19609
Springmont, PA 19609
Wyomissing Hills, PA 19609

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 215
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,134
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 145
  • County: Berks County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.325, Longitude -75.998
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Reading, PA 19609 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,037
Population in Households 10,010
Population in Familes 8,066
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 4,431
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 4,158
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,765
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,318 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 840 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 204 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $163,619
Average Home Value $180,206


Median Household Income $56,354
Average Household Income $70,763
Per Capita Income $29,374
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.08%
Households -0.06% -0.01%
Families -0.18% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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 19609 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19609 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 # 420 75th
Population Density1 # 133 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 203 88th
Median Household Income # 500 70th
Per Capita Income # 464 72nd

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