Reading, PA 19605 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 19605: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Reading, PA 19605

Acceptable Alternative
Laureldale, PA 19605
Muhlenberg, PA 19605
Muhlenberg Township, PA 19605
Ontelaunee, PA 19605

Not Acceptable, USPS
Berkley, PA 19605
Bernharts, PA 19605
Muhlenburg Park, PA 19605
River View Park, PA 19605
Tuckerton, PA 19605

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Berks County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.386, Longitude -75.933
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 715
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,228
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 282
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,946

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 19605 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 19605 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Reading, PA 19605 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,354
Population in Households 20,274
Population in Familes 16,695
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 1,136
Diversity Index3 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,491
Average Household Income $77,032
Per Capita Income $30,673

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,409 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,536 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,546 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $170,665
Average Home Value $187,209
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,082
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 5,639
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.64% 0.48%
Households 0.55% 0.43%
Families 0.35% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Reading, PA 19605 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19605 to the other 1,675 ZIP Codes 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 # 195 88th
Population Density # 427 75th
Diversity Index # 89 95th
Median Household Income # 473 72nd
Per Capita Income # 542 68th

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