Reading, PA 19602 ZIP Code Profile

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Reading, PA | West Reading, PA

ZIP Code 19602: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Reading, PA 19602

Not Acceptable, USPS
West Reading, PA 19602

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Berks County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.329, Longitude -75.922
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 420
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 7,007
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,965
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,042

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Reading, PA 19602 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,809
Daytime Population: Workers 4,183
Daytime Population: Residents 11,730
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,913
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 17,661
Population in Familes 13,128
Population in Group Qrtrs 148
Population Density2 11,882
Diversity Index3 90


Median Household Income $25,085
Average Household Income $36,801
Per Capita Income $13,815


Total Housing Units 8,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,054 (25.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,571 (56.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,429 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $51,743
Average Home Value $79,418


Total Households 6,625
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,775
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 0.22% 0.3%
Households 0.07% 0.23%
Families -0.16% 0.08%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Reading, PA 19602 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19602 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 # 234 86th
Population Density # 43 97th
Diversity Index # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 1617 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1620 3rd

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