Berks County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Berks County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 417,854 with a growth rate of 0.51% 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
2017415,500-2,354-0.56%
2017417,8542,1220.51%
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
White344,016
Two or More Races23,786
Black or African American21,089
Some Other Race16,967
Asian5,848
American Indian and Alaska Native3,676
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander118

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Berks County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.9


Total

38.3


Male

41


Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 321,024 adults, (67,608 of whom are seniors) in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Berks County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

211,217

50.83%

Male

204,283

49.17%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Berks County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Berks County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All72.2%27.8%
Male62.1%37.9%
Non Family58.4%41.6%
Female47.5%52.5%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berks County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All153,8762.6172.2
Married78,4903.1687.8
Non Family47,8561.2758.4
Female19,5643.4147.5
Male7,9663.3462.1

3.12

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

7.2%

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 Grade15,1425.41%
9th to 12th Grade24,1098.61%
High School Graduate105,59837.72%
Some College45,61916.29%
Associates Degree22,5618.06%
Bachelors Degree43,70015.61%
Graduate Degree23,2518.30%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White223,183201,60759,269
Hispanic40,25025,0463,782
Black11,8429,8281,873
Multiple Races10,0196,5761,246
Other Race9,2166,007844
Asian3,8783,2231,548
Native American1,894762110
Islander492222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 44.90%.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,119$45,404$31,736
Less Than High School$23,821$30,861$15,177
High School Grad$33,647$41,138$26,579
Some College$36,882$46,761$30,375
Bachelors Degree$51,799$61,093$44,443
Graduate Degree$67,344$83,245$60,600

$39,119

Average Earnings

$45,404

Average Male

$31,736

Average Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

81.66% of Berks County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 18.34% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.65% of the population.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic79,44628,21035.51%
White295,45721,0017.11%
Multiple23,1918,16235.19%
Black19,2685,04026.16%
Other16,6544,73528.43%
Native3,5781,14532.00%
Asian5,66662611.05%
Islander1098779.82%

13.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.32%

Male Poverty Rate

14.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 79.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is White, with 7.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.49%.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.72%
High School9.69%
Some College8.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.65%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.72%
Male Unemployed32.45%
Female Employed6.84%
Male Employed4.40%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Income

Berks County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,580$76,250
Families$71,897$88,352
Married Families$85,028$102,187
Non Families$33,642$44,941

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

24,428

Number of Veterans

22,926

Male Veterans

1,502

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,448
First Gulf War2,845
Korea2,817
Second Gulf War2,481
World War II1,592

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 746,911
75+6,846
35 to 544,995
55 to 644,063
18 to 341,613

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White22,9918.39%
Hispanic1,0312.03%
Black6894.62%
2 or More4463.39%
Other2041.75%
Indian481.89%
Asian340.74%
Hawaiian1617.20%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

4.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

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