Reading (zip 19611), Pennsylvania 

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Population

10,682

+0.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

14.8%

Median Income

$37,720

Median Home Price

$158,600

Median Age

31.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.8 / 5.4

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Reading (zip 19611), Pennsylvania

Small city - East-central Pennsylvania, 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 19611 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Reading (zip 19611)
Cost of Living: -14.3% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 260 ft above sea level

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Reading, Pa Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Reading (zip 19611) is 14.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Reading (zip 19611) jobs have increased by 0.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Reading (zip 19611)'s cost of living is 14.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Reading (zip 19611)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the 19611 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
Reading (zip 19611)'s population is 10,682 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Reading (zip 19611) is Real Estate: $158,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.4%.

SCHOOLS
Reading (zip 19611) 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 19611). More Education



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Housing Market in Reading

It's a good time to buy in Reading. Home Appreciation is up 16.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Reading is $158,600.
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