Reading is a city located in Berks County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Berks County. With a 2020 population of 88,041, it is the 5th largest city in Pennsylvania (after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie) and the 388th largest city in the United States . Reading is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 88,082 in 2010. Reading reached it's highest population of 111,171 in 1930. Spanning over 10 miles, Reading has a population density of 8,945 people per square mile.
The average household income in Reading is $43,842 with a poverty rate of 32.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $811 per month, and the median house value is $73,200. The median age in Reading is 30 years, 28.9 years for males, and 31.1 years for females.