West Reading, Pennsylvania Population 2020

4,239

West Reading is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 4,239, it is the 233rd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 5239th largest city in the United States. West Reading is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 0.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,212 in 2010. West Reading reached it's highest population of 5,072 in 1950. Spanning over 1 miles, West Reading has a population density of 7,132 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Reading is $53,799 with a poverty rate of 12.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $851 per month, and the median house value is $113,300. The median age in West Reading is 45.6 years, 40.8 years for males, and 51.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.2 males.

West Reading Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Reading was:

  • White: 74.50%
  • Other race: 11.51%
  • Black or African American: 10.46%
  • Asian: 1.97%
  • Two or more races: 1.57%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Reading, Pennsylvania is 4,239, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,223.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,212.

West Reading, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,14074.50%
Some Other Race48511.51%
Black or African American44110.46%
Asian831.97%
Two or More Races661.57%

West Reading Population Pyramid 2020

West Reading Median Age

45.6


Total

40.8


Male

51.4


Female

West Reading Adults

There are 3,555 adults, (1,099 of whom are seniors) in West Reading.

West Reading Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Child Dependency Ratio

West Reading Sex Ratio

Female

2,116

50.20%

Male

2,099

49.80%

West Reading Households and Families

West Reading Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Reading Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male68.4%31.6%
Married63.6%36.4%
Female55.6%44.4%
All54.6%45.4%
Non Family43.4%56.6%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6882.2154.6
Non Family6841.2843.4
Married6072.8963.6
Female2612.5355.6
Male1363.1868.4

2.8

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Reading Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2106.47%
9th to 12th Grade1474.53%
High School Graduate1,30540.18%
Some College59418.29%
Associates Degree2156.62%
Bachelors Degree61118.81%
Graduate Degree1665.11%

West Reading Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,1031,968647
Hispanic60452647
Black44130513
Other Race2292177
Asian797151
Multiple Races535325

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,715$37,477$30,710
Less Than High School$9,265$$
High School Grad$30,030$37,115$25,542
Some College$36,786$29,783$42,900
Bachelors Degree$36,250$45,806$32,218
Graduate Degree$67,891$76,111$

$33,715

Average Earnings

$37,477

Average Male

$30,710

Average Female

West Reading Language

West Reading Language by Age

West Reading Language

82.80% of West Reading residents speak only English, while 17.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.26% of the population.

West Reading Poverty

West Reading Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,39229512.33%
Hispanic93412813.70%
Other4627716.67%
Black409379.05%
Asian832428.92%
Multiple661116.67%

12.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.80%

Male Poverty Rate

11.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Reading

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Reading is Asian, with 28.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Reading is Black, with 9.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.01%.

Name Poverty
Some College13.46%
High School12.97%
Less Than High School11.46%
Bachelors or Greater10.47%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed17.02%
Female Employed8.74%
Male Employed6.26%
Male Unemployed2.63%

West Reading Income

West Reading Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,289$53,799
Families$48,966$55,811
Married Families$59,750-
Non Families$36,429$50,346

West Reading Marital Status

West Reading Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Reading Married by Age and Sex

West Reading Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Reading Marital Status by Race

West Reading Veterans

278

Number of Veterans

268

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War65
Vietnam60
Second Gulf War55
Korea23
World War II8
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5487
65 to 7473
75+71
18 to 3440
55 to 647
Name Veterans % of Total
White27810.33%
Hispanic486.61%

$West Reading Veterans by Education

13.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Reading Employment Status

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

West Reading Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.29%

Born in Pennsylvania

94.95%

Native Born

5.05%

Foreign Born

1.97%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.95% of West Reading residents were born in the United States, with 64.29% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,23980.19%
20194,23180.19%
20184,223140.33%
20174,20980.19%
20164,201-3-0.07%
20154,204-2-0.05%
20144,206-6-0.14%
20134,212-1-0.02%
20124,2130.00%
20114,213-2-0.05%
20104,2151660.40%
20004,049-93-0.23%
19904,142-365-0.84%
19804,507-71-0.16%
19704,578-360-0.75%
19604,938-134-0.27%
19505,0721650.33%
19404,907-1-0.00%
19304,9081,9875.33%
19202,9210.00%