Reading (zip 19608), Pennsylvania 

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PENNSYLVANIA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

74,220

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,725,656

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

22,583

-0.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$81,162

Median Home Price

$234,800

United States / Pennsylvania / Reading Metro Area / Berks County / No City / Reading (zip 19608)

Best Places to Live in Reading (zip 19608), Pennsylvania

Small city - East-central Pennsylvania, 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 19608 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

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

 $1,250,000 
282 Hain Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2984 SqFt
 $425,000 
537A Arrowhead Trl
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 4350 SqFt
 $239,900 
100 S Cacoosing Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1975 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

City: No City
Zip Codes: Reading (zip 19608)
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 260 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Reading (zip 19608) is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Reading (zip 19608) jobs have increased by 0.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Reading (zip 19608)'s cost of living is 0.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Reading (zip 19608)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 19608 zip code, 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
Reading (zip 19608)'s population is 22,583 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 0.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Reading (zip 19608) is $234,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.7%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Reading (zip 19608) public schools spend $14,696 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Reading (zip 19608). More Education


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NEW LISTINGS IN 19608
$1,250,000
282 Hain Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$425,000
537A Arrowhead Trl
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$239,900
100 S Cacoosing Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$349,000
4169 Hill Terrace Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$1,999,999
205 Sweitzer Rd
Bed 6 | Bath 9

$179,900
31 Ralph Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$205,000
2940 Van Reed Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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