Berks County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Berks County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 417,854 with a growth rate of 0.91% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berks County, Pennsylvania is the 9th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017417,8543,7570.91%
2016414,097-1,635-0.39%
2016415,7324710.11%
2015415,2616190.15%
2014414,6426310.15%
2013414,0114890.12%
2012413,5226650.16%
2011412,8578680.21%
2010411,98975,46622.43%
1990336,52324,0147.68%
1980312,50916,1275.44%
1970296,38220,9687.61%
1960275,41419,6747.69%
1950255,74013,8565.73%
1940241,88410,1674.39%
1930231,71730,86315.37%
1920200,85417,6329.62%
1910183,22223,60714.79%
1900159,61522,28816.23%
1890137,32714,73012.01%
1880122,59715,89614.90%
1870106,70112,88313.73%
186093,81816,68921.64%
185077,12912,56019.45%
184064,56911,41721.48%
183053,1526,87714.86%
182046,2753,1297.25%
181043,14610,73933.14%
180032,4072,2287.38%
179030,1790.00%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White346,269
Two or More Races20,927
Black or African American20,009
Some Other Race17,449
Asian5,733
American Indian and Alaska Native3,550
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160

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

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Berks County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.8


Total

38.3


Male

40.8


Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 319,269 adults, (65,427 of which are seniors) in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Berks County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

210,555

50.85%

Male

203,542

49.15%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Berks County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Berks County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All71.8%28.2%
Male59.7%40.3%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
Female46.2%53.8%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berks County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All152,4512.6371.8
Married77,8373.1687.8
Non Family47,2241.2758.1
Female19,4743.4846.2
Male7,9163.3959.7

3.14

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berks County, Pennsylvania Households

Berks County, Pennsylvania Education

Berks County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade15,4955.57%
9th to 12th Grade24,7328.89%
High School Graduate105,84938.07%
Some College44,13315.87%
Associates Degree22,1707.97%
Bachelors Degree42,41515.25%
Graduate Degree23,2558.36%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White223,706201,43558,562
Hispanic38,11322,8073,502
Black11,3549,4161,691
Other Race9,3925,713769
Multiple Races8,4445,4581,113
Asian3,7672,9751,408
Native American1,846689104
Islander974629

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.38%.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,389$44,301$30,585
Less Than High School$22,285$30,285$14,228
High School Grad$32,243$40,481$25,751
Some College$35,937$45,979$29,144
Bachelors Degree$50,761$59,371$42,313
Graduate Degree$66,081$82,633$58,032

$37,389

Average Earnings

$44,301

Average Male

$30,585

Average Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

82.28% of Berks County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 17.72% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.97% of the population.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic76,19028,86337.88%
White297,79122,3107.49%
Multiple20,3107,41036.48%
Other17,0325,68933.40%
Black18,2585,16928.31%
Native3,4751,21134.85%
Asian5,49182415.01%
Islander1517851.66%

14.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.17%

Male Poverty Rate

15.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 51.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is White, with 7.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.32%.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.43%
High School10.19%
Some College8.80%
Bachelors or Greater3.74%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.66%
Male Unemployed35.49%
Female Employed7.03%
Male Employed4.58%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Income

Berks County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,068$73,165
Families$69,115$84,724
Married Families$81,973$98,296
Non Families$32,225$43,196

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

25,822

Number of Veterans

24,288

Male Veterans

1,534

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,726
Korea3,260
First Gulf War2,994
Second Gulf War2,465
World War II2,006

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+7,378
65 to 746,850
35 to 545,430
55 to 644,548
18 to 341,616

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White24,3608.86%
Hispanic1,0502.18%
Black8085.69%
2 or More4293.79%
Other1301.10%
Indian522.14%
Asian300.68%
Hawaiian139.63%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

4.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Berks County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Reading8807987575-504-0.57%
Wyomissing1044210420-22-0.21%
Shillington52755246-29-0.55%
Birdsboro51635142-21-0.41%
Kutztown50035017140.28%
Hamburg42894379902.10%
West Reading42124175-37-0.88%
Sinking Spring39994086872.18%
Fleetwood40854072-13-0.32%
Boyertown40614031-30-0.74%
Laureldale38873871-16-0.41%
Mount Penn31063152461.48%
Mohnton3043304410.03%
Kenhorst28772856-21-0.73%
Womelsdorf2855285500.00%
Wernersville24942529351.40%
Robesonia20612057-4-0.19%
Ton20692055-14-0.68%
Leesport18901876-14-0.74%
Adamstown 17891838492.74%
St. Lawrence1809180900.00%
Shoemakersville13781364-14-1.02%
Bally10901101111.01%
Bernville955947-8-0.84%
Bechtelsville939936-3-0.32%
Lyons478469-9-1.88%
Centerport387398112.84%
Strausstown34234530.88%
Lenhartsville16516610.61%
New Morgan717657.04%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990