Berks County PA Information


Berks County Subdivisions

Berks County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 420,834
Population in Households 409,039
Population in Familes 332,056
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,795
Population Density2 491
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $60,124
Average Household Income $79,705
Per Capita Income $30,243


Total Housing Units 167,845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111,366 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 45,108 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,371 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $190,859
Average Home Value $222,617


Total Households 156,474
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 106,756
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% 0.29%
Households 0.17% 0.22%
Families 0.03% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


Berks County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berks County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 9 88th
Population Density # 12 84th
Diversity Index # 4 96th
Median Household Income # 14 81st
Per Capita Income # 17 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.