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Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Population:

  • Total Population: 373,638
  • Males: 182,887
  • Females: 190,751

Ethnicity:

  • White: 317,659
  • Black/African American: 11,734
  • Hispanic: 36,096
  • Native American/Eskimo: 564
  • Asian: 3,532
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 195
  • Other: 326
  • 2 or more: 3,532

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (306,375)
  2. Spanish (28,385)
  3. Pennsylvania Dutch (3,620)
  4. German (2,480)
  5. Italian (1,390)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 16,032

  1. Mexico (3,481)
  2. Dominican Republic (1,868)
  3. Germany (1,018)
  4. Italy (820)
  5. Vietnam (820)
  6. Romania (676)
  7. United Kingdom (573)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (80,542)
  2. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (52,946)
  3. United Church of Christ (36,637)
  4. United Methodist Church, The (8,303)
  5. Assemblies of God (2,798)

Migrant Health Clinics

  • Keystone Farmworker Health Outreach: 230 North Sixth Street, Reading - (610) 372-5001

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 107,163
  • Sensory: 10,948
  • Physical: 25,712
  • Mental: 15,378
  • Self-care: 8,184
  • Go outside home: 22,047
  • Employment: 23,323

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 2,378

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 141,570
  • Utility gas: 45,793
  • Bottled or LP gas: 4,712
  • Electricity: 22,868
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 63,281
  • Coal or Coke: 1,897
  • Wood: 1,886
  • Solar Energy: 28
  • Other fuel: 646
  • No fuel used: 459

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 276,907
  • No vehicle: 28,710
  • 1 or more vehicle: 248,197

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 2,499
  • No High School: 16,604
  • Some High School: 35,548
  • High School: 97,979
  • Some College: 36,048
  • Associate's Degree: 14,175
  • College Degree: 29,954
  • Master's Degree: 10,559
  • Professional Degree: 4,152
  • Doctoral Degree: 1,346

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 141,570
  • Owners with phone: 104,343
  • Owners without phone: 350
  • Renters with phone: 35,411
  • Renters without phone: 1,466

10 closest counties:

  1. Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
  2. Chester County, Pennsylvania
  3. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
  4. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
  5. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
  6. Carbon County, Pennsylvania
  7. Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  8. Northampton County, Pennsylvania
  9. Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  10. New Castle County, Delaware

Data Detail

Zip Codes in county:

18056, 19503, 19504, 19506, 19507, 19508, 19510, 19511, 19512, 19516, 19518, 19519, 19522, 19523, 19526, 19529, 19530, 19533, 19534, 19535, 19536, 19538, 19539, 19540, 19541, 19542, 19543, 19544, 19545, 19547, 19548, 19550, 19551, 19554, 19555, 19557, 19559, 19560, 19562, 19564, 19565, 19567, 19601, 19602, 19603, 19604, 19605, 19606, 19607, 19608, 19609, 19610, 19611, 19612, 19640

Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

  • WTVE (692 TV) READING, PA
  • WXAC (91.3 FM) READING, PA
  • WEEU (830 AM) READING, PA
  • WADV (940 AM) BIRDSBORO, PA
  • WRAW (1340 AM) READING, PA
  • WWSM (1510 AM) STRASSTOWN, PA
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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