ZIP Code 19608 - Reading Map and Data

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Official Zip Code NameReading
Zip Code StatePennsylvania
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Berks
Area Code484 / 610
Alternate Zip Code NamesS HEIDELBERG
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesFRITZTOWN
Current Population:22719
Racial Majority:White 84.33%
Public School Racial Majority:White 73.2%
Unemployment Rate:3.5%
Median Household Income$72484
Average Adjusted Gross Income$86720
School Test Performance:Excellent
Average Commute Time22 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range328 - 666 ft.
Area28 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)40.31531900, -76.03591800

Zip Code 19608 Profile

ZIP Code 19608 is located in the state of Pennsylvania in the Metro Philadelphia metro area. ZIP code 19608 is primarily located in Berks County. The official US Postal Service name for 19608 is READING, Pennsylvania. Portions of ZIP code 19608 are contained within or border the city limits of Sinking Spring, PA, Whitfield, PA, Spring Ridge, PA, and West Wyomissing, PA. ZIP code 19608 is within area code 484, area code 610 and area code 717. 19608 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Pennsylvania.

The current unemployment level in 19608 is 3.5% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.6% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 3.4% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 3.7%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 19608 increased to 22719 from 17157 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 19608 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 19608 public schools is White. 27.2% of students in 19608 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 18587 84.33% 19455 -4%
 Black Or African American 876 3.97% 1050 -17%
 Hispanic 1708 7.75% 1246 +37%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 26 0.12% 20 +30%
 Asian 622 2.82% 639 -3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 1 -100%
 Other Race 18 0% 18 -100%
 Two Or More Races 290 1.01% 290 -23%

Zip Code 19608 Race/Ethnicity

 White 73.2%
 Black Or African American 7.5%
 Hispanic 12.9%
 Asian 5.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 1%

Zip Code 19608 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2271917157
Male Population49.10%
Female Population50.90%
Total Households8233
Test Score PerformanceExcellent
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$72484
Income Under $50K Per Year32.20%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year38.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year29.60%
19608 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Pennsylvania District 6Chrissy HoulahanDemocrat
Pennsylvania District 9Dan MeuserRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$303154
Average Real Estate Sale Price$203177
Current Unemployment Level 3.5%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.8%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.6%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 67a - Northern Limestone/Dolomite Valleys
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 19608 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)20213039495863615442342541
Avg Max Temp (°F)37415062728085837665534262
Avg Precip (In.)3.732.793.653.714.584.414.283.84.373.413.733.4445.9
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Reading, PA
CBSA Type19608
CBSA Population410288
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours