Berks County , Pennsylvania

Berks County: County in Pennsylvania, United States

Berks County locator map
Location of Berks County on Pennsylvania map.

About

Berks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 411,442 and a population density of 184 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 421,017 inhabitants. Its county seat is Reading. The county was created 269 years ago in 1752.

View of Reading area from Pagoda image
View of Reading area from Pagoda
View of Reading area from Pagoda image

Geography

Berks County is located at 40°24'59"N 75°55'34"W (40.4163000, -75.9260000). It has 6 neighbors: Chester County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County and Schuylkill County.

Berks County map

The largest city of Berks County is Reading with a population of 88,217. Other cities include, Wyomissing population 10,605, Birdsboro population 5,128, Kutztown population 5,070 and Whitfield population 4,733. See all Berks County cities & populated places.

Berks County Quick Facts

Population : 421,017 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
Different from : Bucks County
Area : 2242 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.1%
Land as percent of area : 98.9%
Named for : Berkshire
Altitude : 440 feet / 134 meters
Capital : Reading
Establishment : March 03, 1752
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 18:33:16 (27th October 2021)
Density : 188 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.27% (2010-2020)

Berks County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

The population of Berks County increased by 2.27% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 411,442 - census
2011 413,008 0.38% estimation process
2012 413,518 0.12% estimation process
2013 413,915 0.1% estimation process
2014 414,559 0.16% estimation process
2015 415,138 0.14% estimation process
2016 415,784 0.16% estimation process
2017 417,511 0.41% estimation process
2018 420,529 0.72% estimation process
2019 421,164 0.15% estimation process
2020 421,017 -0.03% estimation process

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People born in Berks County (14)

People born in Berks County, including politician Joseph Ritner, Union Army general Conrad Feger Jackson, politician Daniel Hiester, you can see a list of people who born in Berks County.

  • Thomas Morris (American politician from Ohio (1776-1844)) he was born in 03/01/1776
  • Abraham Lincoln (grandfather of president Abraham Lincoln) he was born in 13/05/1744
  • Hiester Clymer (American politician) he was born in 03/11/1827
  • Emanuel Shultz (American politician) he was born in 25/07/1819
  • George Bohler (American college football coach, college basketball coach, college baseball coach) he was born in 08/02/1887
  • John M. Breck (mayor) he was born in 09/04/1828
  • William Emanuel Richardson (American politician) he was born in 03/09/1886
  • Charles H. Hunter he was born in 19/09/1817
  • Daniel Reintzel (Mayor of Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States) he was born in 03/11/1755
  • Isaiah Fawkes Everhart (American physician and naturalist) he was born in 22/01/1840
  • Joseph Graham (1759-1836 , revolutionary soldier, political leader, and iron entrepreneur) he was born in 01/01/1759

Other places with the same name (1)

Berks County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Berks County.

City Name Population Title
Reading 88,217 County seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Muhlenberg 20,331 Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg 13,749 Town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Wyomissing 10,605 City in Pennsylvania, United States of America
Maxatawny 7,202 Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Longswamp 5,777 Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Shillington 5,300 Village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, UK
Colebrookdale 5,136 Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Birdsboro 5,128 Borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Kutztown 5,070 City in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Whitfield 4,733 Town in Pennsylvania, USA
Hamburg 4,445 Borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
West Reading 4,294 Borough in Pennsylvania, United States
Lorane 4,236 Census designated place
Reiffton 4,178 Census designated place
Sinking Spring 4,095 Borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States

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Lancaster County 546,192 County in Pennsylvania, United States
Chester County 526,759 County in Pennsylvania, United States
York County 450,448 County in Maine, United States
Croydon 385,346 London borough in South London
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Westmoreland County 347,087 County in Pennsylvania, United States
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Northampton County 305,892 County in Pennsylvania, United States
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