Berks County, Pennsylvania 

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PENNSYLVANIA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

11,589

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337,072

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Population

415,500

+2.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$55,798

Median Home Price

$167,900

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Best Places to Live in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Small city - East-central Pennsylvania, 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Berks County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Historic interest
-Attractive setting
-Strategic location
Cons
-Economy
-Entertainment
-Low educational attainment

Local Listings in Berks
 $285,000 
135 Center Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2184 SqFt
 $279,900 
404 E Penn St
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2471 SqFt
 $425,000 
300 E 3rd St
Bed 0 | Bath 0 | 12860 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Reading Metro Area

Reading is a declining industrial center in southwest Pennsylvania originally built on heavy industry, textiles, and anthracite coal. The heavy industry and Victorian wealth have left an imprint on the town, which has done a good job preserving its historic heritage. The city reached its nadir in the early 1970’s, first with industrial and downtown commercial closures and then with flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Among the first steps in recovery was the creation of a large outlet mall, supposedly among the first in the country, for which the area is well known today.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Berks County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Reading, Spring township (Berks Cnty), 128 total
Zip Codes: 19606, 19601, 19604, 19607, 19608, 19605, 19512, 19602, 19530, 19610, 50 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 260 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Berks County is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Berks County jobs have increased by 0.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Berks County's cost of living is 8.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Berks County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Berks County, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Berks county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Berks County's population is 415,500 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Berks County is $167,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.7%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Berks County public schools spend $14,121 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Berks County. More Education


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ZIP CODES IN BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
19606, 19601, 19604, 19607, 19608, 19605, 19512, 19602, 19530, 19610, 50 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN BERKS
$285,000
135 Center Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$279,900
404 E Penn St
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$425,000
300 E 3rd St
Bed 0 | Bath 0

$487,400
91 Linkside Ct
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$299,000
847 Chestnut St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$519,900
161 Heckman Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$429,000
93 Cider Mill Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 5

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