Berks County, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Berks County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 422,434 with a growth rate of 0.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berks County, Pennsylvania is the null largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 412,039 and has seen a growth of 2.52% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021422,4346350.15%
2020421,7996350.15%
2019421,1646350.15%
2018420,5293,0180.72%
2017417,5111,7270.42%
2016415,7846460.16%
2015415,1385790.14%
2014414,5596440.16%
2013413,9153970.10%
2012413,5185100.12%
2011413,0089690.24%
2010412,03975,51622.44%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.15%
County Website
Founded
March 11, 1752
County Seat
2010 Population
412,039
Growth Since 2010
2.52%
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Berks County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White344,47482.41%
Some Other Race23,4055.60%
Black or African American22,6975.43%
Two or More Races19,0624.56%
Asian5,8501.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,4740.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander630.02%
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Berks County, Pennsylvania Population By Race

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2021

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Berks County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.9


Total

38.3


Male

41.2


Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 323,987 adults, (70,728 of whom are seniors) in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Berks County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Mujer

212,387

50.81%

Masculino

205,638

49.19%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Berks County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Berks County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All71.5%28.5%
Masculino64.4%35.6%
Non Family55.7%44.3%
Mujer48.5%51.5%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berks County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All154,7122.6271.5
Married78,2313.1488
Non Family48,2651.2555.7
Mujer20,2463.5348.5
Masculino7,9703.3864.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Berks County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade15,0735.32%
9th to 12th Grade22,7238.01%
High School Graduate104,00236.67%
Some College46,68816.46%
Associates Degree24,4778.63%
Bachelors Degree45,55816.07%
Graduate Degree25,0578.84%
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Berks County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berks County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White221,911201,99761,639
Hispanic44,50029,1044,790
Black12,98810,8731,895
Other Race12,3598,1891,488
2+ Races7,9885,6401,197
Asian3,9533,3461,872
Native American1,43364024
Islander282727

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 96.43%.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$41,313$48,395$32,685
Less Than 9th Grade$27,549$32,190$18,404
High School Graduate$35,486$43,139$27,351
Some College$39,213$50,266$30,967
Bachelors Degree$53,858$63,036$47,020
Graduate Degree$70,936$82,688$64,901

$41,313

Average Earnings

$48,395

Average Male

$32,685

Average Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

81.00% of Berks County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 19.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.36% of the population.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic85,82825,50229.71%
White290,90518,1996.26%
Multiple18,4415,90332.01%
Other22,9775,43623.66%
Black20,9414,61822.05%
Native2,40987036.11%
Asian5,67466311.68%
Islander633352.38%

12.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.93%

Male Poverty Rate

13.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 52.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is White, with 6.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.90%.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.59%
High School8.74%
Some College8.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.47%
Male Unemployed28.61%
Female Employed6.23%
Male Employed3.99%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berks County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,728$82,739
Families$77,727$96,068
Married Families$92,561$111,208
Non Families$36,508$47,926
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Income by Household Type

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

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Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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22,270

Number of Veterans

20,872

Male Veterans

1,398

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,122
First Gulf War2,970
Second Gulf War2,468
Korea2,252
World War II1,110

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 746,842
75+6,124
35 to 544,289
55 to 643,497
18 to 341,518

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20,5397.47%
Hispanic1,2212.19%
Black8225.15%
Other Race3932.47%
2+ Races3633.42%
Native American804.50%
Asian561.20%
Islander1758.62%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

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Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

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Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.83%

Born in Berks County, Pennsylvania

92.49%

Native Born

7.51%

Foreign Born

3.76%

Non Citizen

3.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.49% of Berks County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 71.83% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.76% 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

  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

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