Berks County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

434,069

Berks County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 434,069 with a growth rate of 0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berks County, Pennsylvania is the 9th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 412,041 and has seen a growth of 5.35% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029440,3091,2480.28%
2028439,0611,2480.29%
2027437,8131,2480.29%
2026436,5651,2480.29%
2025435,3171,2480.29%
2024434,0691,2480.29%
2023432,8211,2480.29%
2022431,5731,9380.45%
2021429,6359640.22%
2020428,6718,2961.97%
2019420,375-32-0.01%
2018420,4072,8060.67%
2017417,6011,6900.41%
2016415,9116930.17%
2015415,2185860.14%
2014414,6326570.16%
2013413,9754230.1%
2012413,5525250.13%
2011413,0279860.24%
2010412,04100%
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%
1880122,59715,89614.9%
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%
179030,179-410,130-93.15%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.29% (1,248)
County Website
Berks County
County Seat
2020 Population
428,671
Area
856 mi²
Density
507 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.26% (5,398)
Founded
March 11, 1752

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White322,91075.36%
Two or more races38,5679%
Other race38,1908.91%
Black or African American21,0684.92%
Asian5,8311.36%
Native American1,8470.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander700.02%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Berks County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.9

Total

38.7

Male

41.2

Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 333,944 adults, (75,145 of whom are seniors) in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Berks County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female215,66350.33%
Male212,82049.67%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Berks County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All161,1742.5870.829.2
Married78,1793.1587.712.3
Non Family53,6131.245644
Female20,7613.564753
Male8,6213.3567.932.1

3.14

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Berks County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade20,9777.18%
Associates Degree26,9999.24%
Bachelors Degree50,12017.15%
Graduate Degree28,2439.67%
High School Graduate106,88936.58%
Less Than 9th Grade13,8874.75%
Some College45,09815.43%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Berks County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White220,256203,18765,833
Hispanic51,63935,9856,904
Other Race21,69214,9802,946
2+ Races18,61814,4583,732
Black12,56810,8462,187
Asian4,1353,5591,762
Native American1,02465588
Islander231414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 60.87%.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$62,667$77,999$52,925
Graduate Degree$80,315$93,281$74,267
High School Graduate$41,519$49,947$31,142
Less Than 9th Grade$33,656$42,735$23,361
Overall$48,396$56,480$39,176
Some College$46,041$57,628$36,258

$48,396

Average Earnings

$56,480

Average Male

$39,176

Average Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

80.55% of Berks County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 19.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.09% of the population.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic97,52824,38525%
White285,85220,0327.01%
Other37,6229,38324.94%
Multiple37,7827,58120.07%
Black19,1843,73019.44%
Asian5,74098317.13%
Native1,83239021.29%
Islander704868.57%

11.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.01%

Male Poverty Rate

12.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 68.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is White, with 7.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.95%.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.87%
High School10.13%
Some College9.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.17%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.09%
Female Unemployed27.47%
Female Employed5.89%
Male Employed3.56%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berks County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$92,726$112,986
Households$74,617$97,622
Married Families$108,117$131,113
Non Families$41,826$60,035

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Berks County, Pennsylvania 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 45-54.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

20,387

Number of Veterans

19,087

Male Veterans

1,300

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam7,985
First Gulf War3,527
Second Gulf War2,876
Korea1,456
World War II607

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+5,852
65 to 745,722
35 to 544,236
55 to 643,426
18 to 341,151

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White17,9536.85%
Hispanic1,5082.36%
Black8825.66%
2+ Races7923.36%
Other Race6072.3%
Native American856.82%
Asian681.46%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.39%

Born in Berks County, Pennsylvania

91.87%

Native Born

8.13%

Foreign Born

3.68%

Non Citizen

4.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.87% of Berks County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 71.39% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

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