Berks County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Berks County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 417,524 with a growth rate of 0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berks County, Pennsylvania is the 9th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018420,1522,6280.63%
2017417,5241,7760.43%
2016415,7485550.13%
2015415,1936000.14%
2014414,5936580.16%
2013413,9354200.10%
2012413,5155490.13%
2011412,9669410.23%
2010412,02575,50222.44%
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%

How Many People Live in Berks County, Pennsylvania?

417,524

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White344,33682.65%
Two or More Races23,3285.60%
Black or African American21,7395.22%
Some Other Race18,3504.40%
Asian5,8671.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,9830.72%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander390.01%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Berks County, Pennsylvania Median Age

39.9


Total

38.3


Male

41.1


Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 322,426 adults, (69,086 of whom are seniors) in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Berks County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

211,759

50.83%

Male

204,883

49.17%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Berks County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Berks County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All71.7%28.3%
Male61.8%38.2%
Non Family56.4%43.6%
Female48.1%51.9%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All154,4672.6171.7
Married78,8963.1587.8
Non Family47,8211.2556.4
Female19,9173.4748.1
Male7,8333.3561.8

3.13

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berks County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade15,0145.33%
9th to 12th Grade23,0918.20%
High School Graduate104,88937.24%
Some College46,66016.57%
Associates Degree23,0408.18%
Bachelors Degree44,88215.93%
Graduate Degree24,0898.55%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White222,621202,40560,946
Hispanic42,27726,8314,252
Black12,30910,3341,699
Other Race9,9446,6281,049
Multiple Races9,5936,3501,281
Asian3,8863,2051,659
Native American1,61662631
Islander292929

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,310$46,685$32,263
Less Than High School$25,391$31,041$16,948
High School Grad$34,523$41,835$26,725
Some College$37,992$48,501$30,959
Bachelors Degree$52,789$62,559$45,351
Graduate Degree$68,727$81,055$62,525

$40,310

Average Earnings

$46,685

Average Male

$32,263

Average Female

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Berks County, Pennsylvania Language

80.96% of Berks County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 19.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.15% of the population.

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Berks County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic82,70926,74632.34%
White293,10319,6136.69%
Multiple22,7658,06735.44%
Black19,9404,76823.91%
Other17,8964,61425.78%
Native2,9051,00434.56%
Asian5,68566011.61%

12.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.70%

Male Poverty Rate

13.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is Multiple, with 35.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berks County, Pennsylvania is White, with 6.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.55%
High School9.55%
Some College8.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.68%

Berks County, Pennsylvania Income

Berks County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,522$79,191
Families$74,663$91,884
Married Families$87,908$105,872
Non Families$34,366$45,923

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Berks County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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

Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans

23,665

Number of Veterans

22,197

Male Veterans

1,468

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,381
First Gulf War3,084
Korea2,791
Second Gulf War2,515
World War II1,359
Name Veterans % of Total
White22,2098.09%
Hispanic1,0461.96%
Black7104.63%
2 or More3872.99%
Other2321.82%
Indian572.66%
Asian531.15%
Hawaiian1743.59%

$Berks County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

6.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Berks County, Pennsylvania 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

72.35%

Born in Pennsylvania

92.54%

Native Born

7.46%

Foreign Born

3.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.54% of Berks County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 72.35% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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