West Reading Berks County, Pennsylvania

West Reading: Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

About

West Reading is a city located in the county of Berks in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,212 and a population density of 7,139 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,294 inhabitants.

The city was created 115 years ago in 1907.

West Reading Quick Facts

Population : 4,294 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Berks County
Area : 0.59 km2
Altitude : 935 feet / 285 meters
Establishment : March 03, 1907 (115 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 02:47:13 (21st May 2022)
Density : 7,278 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.91% (2010-2020)
West Reading locator map
Location of West Reading on Pennsylvania map.
US 422 BUS EB at 6th Avenue West Reading image
US 422 BUS EB at 6th Avenue West Reading
US 422 BUS EB at 6th Avenue West Reading image

Geography

West Reading is located at 40°20'1"N 75°56'51"W (40.3337000, -75.9474300).

West Reading map

Demographics

The population of West Reading increased by 1.91% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,212 - census
2011 4,279 1.57% estimation process
2012 4,279 0% estimation process
2013 4,278 -0.02% estimation process
2014 4,272 -0.14% estimation process
2015 4,270 -0.05% estimation process
2016 4,266 -0.09% estimation process
2017 4,275 0.21% estimation process
2018 4,290 0.35% estimation process
2019 4,296 0.14% estimation process
2020 4,294 -0.05% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 381,009
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 396,665
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -3.9%
April 1, 2020 Population : 372,624
April 1, 2010 Population : 396,815
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.1%
People over 65 (%) : 14.0%
Female persons, % : 51.9%
White only, percent : 40.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 48.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 2.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 11.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 33.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 17,918
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 5.9%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 41.6%

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 41.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $69,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $998
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $390
2015-2019 median gross rent : $719
2015-2019 Households : 170,549
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.18
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 81.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 82.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 68.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 80.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 16.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 59.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 950,855
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 8,713,796
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 7,794,662
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 2,764,937
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,073
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $30,907
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $21,223
Percentage of people living in poverty : 32.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 32,679
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 15,119
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 14,927
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 15,729
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 15,181
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,033
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 27,655
2010 population per square mile : 5,107.2
2010 land area in square miles : 77.70

People born in West Reading (3)

People born in West Reading, including paleontologist and Professor at Harvard University Andrew H. Knoll, academic Michael W. Kirst, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, .

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Schools in West Reading

College & universities near West Reading, PA

Code Name City ZIP
215585 Reading Area Community College Reading (PA) 19602

Stations (25)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Reading, PA

Code Name Address Type
COT Coatesville Third Ave. and Fleetwood St. RAIL
PAR Parkesburg W. First and S. Culvert Streets RAIL
DOW Downingtown West Lancaster Ave. and Stuart Ave. RAIL
LNC Lancaster station 53 McGovern Avenue RAIL
EXT Exton 425 Walkertown Road RAIL

Post offices near West Reading

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wyomissing Post Office Reading (PA) 19610

Other cities in Berks County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Berks County , PA. (more)

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
Lorane 4,236 Census designated place
Reiffton 4,178 Census designated place
Sinking Spring 4,095 Borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Fleetwood 4,095 Borough of Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

West Reading distances to largest Pennsylvania cities