Reading (zip 19601), Pennsylvania 

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Population

34,577

+4.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

14.8%

Median Age

30.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.8 / 5.4

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Reading (zip 19601), Pennsylvania

Small city - East-central Pennsylvania, 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 19601 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Reading, PA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Historic interest
Attractive setting
Strategic location
Cons
Economy
Entertainment
Low educational attainment


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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Berks County
Metro Area: Reading Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Reading
Zip Codes: Reading (zip 19601)
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 260 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Reading (zip 19601) is 14.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Reading (zip 19601) jobs have increased by 0.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Reading (zip 19601)'s cost of living is 23.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Reading (zip 19601)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Berks county remained moderately Republican, 53.2% to 45.1%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Reading (zip 19601)'s population is 34,577 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Reading (zip 19601) is Real Estate: $82,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.3%.

SCHOOLS
Reading (zip 19601) public schools spend $12,771 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.5 students per teacher in Reading (zip 19601). More Education



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Housing Market in Reading

It's a good time to buy in Reading. Home Appreciation is up 20.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Reading is $82,400.

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