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Reading, PA Metro Area


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2022 population: 430,449   ( 19,007 from 2010)
Land area: 856.4 square miles
Population density: 502.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:292,617 67.98% 7.5%
Black:19,1354.45% 15.9%
Indian:4850.11% 9.5%
Asian:6,4861.51% 22.3%
2+ races:6,2411.45% 26.0%
Hispanic:105,48524.51% 56.6%
Total non-White:137,83232.02% 45.0%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:10,017 11.7
Deaths:10,72512.5
Net Migration: 5950.7
Net Immigration: 1,5491.8
Change in White population:-23,789 -5.8
Change in Non-White pop.:42,796 10.4




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
411,442
316,40676.90%
16,5174.01%
5360.13%
5,3021.29%
4,9521.20%
67,35516.37%
95,03623.10%

2000
373,638
317,02584.85%
12,4783.34%
3970.11%
3,7701.01%
3,2910.88%
36,3579.73%
56,61315.15%

1990
336,523
308,43491.65%
9,3502.78%
2720.08%
2,1770.65%
n/a
16,2904.84%
28,0898.35%

1980
312,509
294,15894.13%
7,4672.39%
1810.06%
1,5950.51%
n/a
8,9132.85%
18,3515.87%

1970
296,382
285,00796.16%
6,5212.20%
730.02%
3050.10%
n/a
4,1701.41%
11,375 3.84%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
46,021 12.3
33,1968.9
15,8464.2
7,2421.9
-619 -0.2
38,423 10.3
1990's
NumberRate
45,896 13.6
35,63610.6
8,6682.6
4,0091.2
8,591 2.6
28,524 8.5
1980's
NumberRate
42,658 13.7
32,377 10.4
15,342 4.9
n/a
14,276 4.6
9,738 3.1
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
4,948 1.7
n/a
9,151 3.1
6,976 2.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Reading, PA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
39.9
94,539 22.0%
335,910 78.0%
75,145 17.5%
161,174
2.58
107,561 66.7%
78,179 72.7%
11,988 11.1%
53,613 33.3%

2010
NumberPercent
39.1
98,136 23.9%
313,306 76.1%
59,558 14.5%
154,356
2.59
106,532 69.0%
80,417 75.5%
10,967 10.3%
47,824 31.0%

2000
NumberPercent
37.5
92,021 24.6%
281,617 75.4%
56,867 15.2%
141,609
2.55
98,882 69.8%
79,637 80.5%
7,800 7.9%
42,727 30.2%

1990
NumberPercent
35.5
78,350 23.3%
258,173 76.7%
52,658 15.6%
127,849
2.56
92,046 72.0%
76,690 83.3%
5,911 6.4%
35,803 28.0%

1980
NumberPercent
33.7
78,674 25.2%
233,835 74.8%
44,142 14.1%
114,689
2.66
85,382 74.4%
73,280 85.8%
4,952 5.8%
29,307 25.6%

2022 Housing Data for Reading, PA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units170,678 
Median Value$225,700 
Occupied161,17494.4%
Vacant9,5045.6%
Owned114,16570.8%
Rented47,00929.2%
Median Rent$1,078 
Single-Family Units135,01179.1%
    Detached96,02856.3%
    Attached38,98322.8%
Buldings with 5+ Units16,6539.8%
Mobile Homes4,6312.7%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Reading, PA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0006,9134.3%
$10,000 to $14,9995,5663.5%
$15,000 to $19,9995,3323.3%
$20,000 to $24,9996,0713.8%
$25,000 to $29,9995,9533.7%
$30,000 to $34,9996,4294.0%
$35,000 to $39,9995,1573.2%
$40,000 to $44,9995,4943.4%
$45,000 to $49,9995,7533.6%
$50,000 to $59,99911,6467.2%
$60,000 to $74,99916,72210.4%
$75,000 to $99,99922,16013.7%
$100,000 to $124,99916,41110.2%
$125,000 to $149,99912,8548.0%
$150,000 to $199,99914,8459.2%
$200,000 or more13,8688.6%
Median Household Income74,617 
Per Capita Income37,776 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.92 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI8,4825.3%
Public Assistance5,7593.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps24,42415.2%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed156,18375.2%
Unemployed7,1303.4%
In Armed Forces2860.1%
Total Labor Force163,59978.7%
Not in Labor Force44,22121.3%
Real Unemployment Rate 24.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector87,45667,35656.5%
Non-Profit5,88614,55428.8%
Self-Employed10,6975,20267.3%
Local Government4,4387,72536.5%
State Government2,4082,51848.9%
Federal Government1,5231,33953.2%
Total Private + Self98,15372,55857.5%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.14,25526,13635.3%
Total112,40898,69453.2%
Pct. Govt.9.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts28,50513.5%
Sales and Office Occupations43,27020.5%
Professional, Technical44,06420.8%
Service Occupations33,50215.8%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing2,0181.0%
All others62,08129.4%
White Collar 54.8%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing38,40218.2%
Health care and social assistance31,10614.7%
Retail trade25,16311.9%
Educational services16,7287.9%
Construction12,8956.1%
Accommodation and food services12,0655.7%
Professional, scientific, technical11,9135.6%
Transportation and warehousing10,4574.9%
Other services9,5114.5%
Finance and insurance8,1013.8%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.7,4513.5%
Wholesale trade5,5332.6%
Public administration5,4662.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting3,9721.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,7061.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation3,3281.6%
Utilities2,6001.2%
Information2,5121.2%
Management2570.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction2560.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Reading, PA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican14,9753.49%
Puerto Rican48,12811.23%
Cuban1,1880.28%
Dominican22,2435.19%
Total Central American3,8890.91%
Costa Rican470.01%
Guatemalan1,1520.27%
Honduran7050.16%
Nicaraguan3160.07%
Panamanian1860.04%
Salvadoran1,4780.34%
Other Central American50.00%
Total South American5,1371.20%
Argentinean1510.04%
Bolivian720.02%
Chilean540.01%
Colombian2,3050.54%
Ecuadorian8550.20%
Paraguayan120.00%
Peruvian1,2310.29%
Uruguayan70.00%
Venezuelan4500.11%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3,9000.91%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian1,7510.41%
Vietnamese1,1580.27%
Chinese8340.19%
Filipino6510.15%
Korean6350.15%
Japanese1600.04%
Cambodian890.02%
Laotian820.02%
Bhutanese740.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English326,07780.5%
Spanish65,12716.1%
Other Indo-European3,5090.9%
German, other Germanic3,1230.8%
Other1,4490.4%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic1,2220.3%
French, Haitian, Cajun1,0780.3%
Vietnamese8640.2%
Other Asian7660.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German115,10626.9%
Irish42,0589.8%
Italian32,7477.6%
English24,9405.8%
Polish20,4774.8%
American14,7113.4%
Pennsylvania German12,1642.8%
Dutch6,3021.5%
French5,3341.2%
Welsh4,9831.2%
Scottish4,2181.0%
European3,5580.8%
Swiss3,1970.7%
Hungarian2,4870.6%
Ukrainian2,4820.6%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen412,73396.3%
Not a citizen15,7503.7%
Native393,65891.9%
Foreign-born34,8258.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Reading, PA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
13,887 4.8%20,977 7.2%106,889 36.6%72,097 24.7%50,120 17.2%28,243 9.7%
  Average years of education: 13.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 13,887 4.8%
9-12 Years 20,977 7.2%
H.S. Grad or GED 106,889 36.6%
Some College 72,097 24.7%
Bach. Degree 50,120 17.2%
Grad Degree 28,243 9.7%
Average years of education: 13.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Reading, PA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 353,702 334,916 18,786 5.3%
1991 350,620 328,328 22,292 6.4%
1992 356,842 333,372 23,470 6.6%
1993 355,302 335,048 20,254 5.7%
1994 354,858 337,166 17,692 5.0%
1995 358,438 341,356 17,082 4.8%
1996 365,332 349,002 16,330 4.5%
1997 374,350 358,470 15,880 4.2%
1998 373,050 356,774 16,276 4.4%
1999 373,512 358,050 15,462 4.1%
2000 390,486 374,972 15,514 4.0%
2001 393,972 375,266 18,706 4.7%
2002 395,986 372,678 23,308 5.9%
2003 385,444 362,498 22,946 6.0%
2004 391,340 370,950 20,390 5.2%
2005 397,758 378,242 19,516 4.9%
2006 402,900 384,886 18,014 4.5%
2007 406,344 388,484 17,860 4.4%
2008 412,250 390,112 22,138 5.4%
2009 407,760 372,488 35,272 8.7%
2010 418,954 383,670 35,284 8.4%
2011 419,308 387,036 32,272 7.7%
2012 422,672 390,994 31,678 7.5%
2013 421,214 392,166 29,048 6.9%
2014 421,530 398,108 23,422 5.6%
2015 425,150 403,786 21,364 5.0%
2016 427,078 406,062 21,016 4.9%
2017 424,662 404,786 19,876 4.7%
2018 425,944 407,548 18,396 4.3%
2019 431,598 412,408 19,190 4.4%
2020 422,972 382,886 40,086 9.5%
2021 425,532 399,228 26,304 6.2%
2022 427,678 409,226 18,452 4.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com