Reading, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Reading, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 88,423 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Reading, Pennsylvania is the 5th largest city in Pennsylvania based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 8957.44 people/mi² (3458.47 people/km²), with a household density of 1326.94 people/km² (3436.78 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 29.4 years, 28 years for males, and 30.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 33,926 households in the city, with an average size of 2.93 people per household. The vacancy rate was 14.5%, with a median rent of $752/month. The median house has 5.6 rooms, and has a value of $68,400.

The median income for households in Reading, Pennsylvania is $27,247, while the mean household income is $37,228. The per capita income is $13,282, and 37.2% of families and 39.3% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 53.8% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 22.8% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201788,4232160.24%
201688,207440.05%
201588,163-118-0.13%
201488,281-94-0.11%
201388,3751410.16%
201288,234-18-0.02%
201188,2521290.15%
201088,1236,9168.52%
200081,2072,8273.61%
199078,380-306-0.39%
198078,686-8,957-10.22%
197087,643-10,534-10.73%
196098,177-11,143-10.19%
1950109,320-1,248-1.13%
1940110,568-603-0.54%
1930111,1713,3873.14%
1920107,78411,71312.19%
191096,07117,11021.67%
190078,96120,30034.61%
189058,66115,38335.54%
188043,2789,34827.55%
187033,93010,76846.49%
186023,1627,41947.13%
185015,7437,33387.19%
18408,4102,55443.61%
18305,8561,52435.18%
18204,33287025.13%
18103,4620.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White48,153
Two or More Races14,547
Some Other Race11,570
Black or African American9,980
American Indian and Alaska Native2,804
Asian707
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander138

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Reading Pa Population Pyramid 2018

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Reading Pa Median Age

29.4


Total

28


Male

30.7


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 61,631 adults in Reading Pa.

Reading Pa Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Reading Pa Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.6
Houses Without Mortgage
4,819
Houses With Mortgage
7,030
Vacancy Rate
14.5
Median Rent
752
Median Home Value
68,400
Renter-Occupied Units
17,170
Owner-Occupied Units
11,849
Total Housing Units
33,926

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Reading Pa for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 11.6% and the labor force participation rate is 61.6%.

Reading Pa Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.93
Average Family Size
3.7
Total Households
29019
Married Couple Households
8217
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2438
Female Householder (no husband) Families
7735
Non Family Households
10629
Total Families
18390
Households With Own Children
10597
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
9.5
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

Reading Pa Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
4,708
$10,000 to $14,999
3,457
$15,000 to $24,999
5,335
$25,000 to $34,999
4,029
$35,000 to $49,999
4,140
$50,000 to $74,999
4,145
$75,000 to $99,999
1,688
$100,000 to $149,999
1,110
$150,000 to $199,999
245
Over $200,000
162

Reading Pa Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Reading Pa

Pennsylvania

$27,247

$54,895

$37,228

$75,235

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Reading Pa Education Data

Reading Pa Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
8,30416.63%
9th to 12th Grade
8,96917.96%
High School Graduate
17,71235.46%
Some College
7,55915.13%
Associates Degree
2,7925.59%
Bachelors Degree
3,1726.35%
Graduate Degree
1,4372.88%