Reading is a city located in Berks County, Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 88,521, it is the 5th largest city in Pennsylvania (after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie) and the 385th largest city in the United States. Reading is currently growing at a rate of 0.01% annually and its population has increased by 0.50% 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 8,993 people per square mile.
The average household income in Reading is $41,113 with a poverty rate of 35.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $797 per month, and the median house value is $70,800. The median age in Reading is 29.3 years, 28.3 years for males, and 30.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males.