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 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 421,164 inhabitants. Its county seat is Reading. The county was created 269 years ago in 1752.

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.

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View of Reading area from Pagoda

The largest city of Berks County is Reading with a population of 88,375. Other cities include, Wyomissing population 10,635, Blandon population 7,152, Red Lion population 6,055 and Birdsboro population 5,143. See all Berks County cities & populated places.

Weather

Berks County forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%. more

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Berks County map

Berks County Quick Facts

Population : 421,164 (2019)
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 : 04:35:28 (4th August 2021)
Density : 188 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 2.31% (2010-2019)
Weather : 82℉ Mostly Sunny then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

Berks County has 6 neighbours.

Demographics

The population of Berks County increased by 2.31% in 9 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

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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.

Berks County Populated Places (more)

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

City Name Population Title
Reading 88,375 County seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Muhlenberg 20,345 Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg 13,811 Town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Wyomissing 10,635 City in Pennsylvania, United States of America
Maxatawny 7,689 Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Blandon 7,152
Red Lion 6,055
Longswamp 5,788 Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Shillington 5,319 Village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, UK
Colebrookdale 5,153 Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Birdsboro 5,143 Borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Kutztown 5,080 City in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Whitfield 4,733
Hamburg 4,355 Borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
West Reading 4,296 Borough in Pennsylvania, United States
Lorane 4,236 Census designated place

Pennsylvania Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Pennsylvania 12,801,989 State in the northeastern United States
Philadelphia County 1,584,064 County in Pennsylvania, United States
Philadelphia 1,584,064 Largest city in Pennsylvania, United States
Allegheny County 1,216,045 County in the southwestern part of the U.
Montgomery County 830,915 County in Pennsylvania, United States
Bucks County 628,270 County in Pennsylvania, United States
Delaware County 566,747 County in Pennsylvania, United States
Lancaster County 545,724 County in Pennsylvania, United States
Chester County 524,989 County in Pennsylvania, United States
York County 449,058 County in Maine, United States
Croydon 385,346 London borough in South London
Lehigh County 369,318 County in Pennsylvania, United States of America
Westmoreland County 348,899 County in Pennsylvania, United States
Luzerne County 317,417 County in Pennsylvania, United States
Northampton County 305,285 County in Pennsylvania, United States
Pittsburgh 300,286 County seat in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States

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