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Reading Population 2024

Reading is a city in Pennsylvania, State of United States, is in Berks County, located in the southeastern part of the state and is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area, part of the Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia metropolitan area. bounded on the west by the Schuylkill River, on the east by Mount Penn, and on the south by Neversink Mountain. Reading population in 2024 is estimated to be 95,778, covers city area of 10.08 sq mi (26.11 sq km), ranks fourth largest city in Pennsylvania State, three-hundred-forty-sixth city in the United States. Reading population as per 2020 census is 95,112 compared to 2010 population of 88,082 with the increase number of 7,030 people and growth of 8.0 percent. Reading is bounded by Schuylkill River on the west, Mount Penn on the east, and Neversink Mountain on the south.

Below is the Reading population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *94,846-0.28
2022 *95,3310.51
2023 *95,7020.39
2024 *95,7780.08
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Reading Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Reading population is 88,373, out of these 44,675 are male, 43,698 are female, The sex ratio of Reading is 102. The median age of the Reading population is 30.4, Reading population by age are, under 18 years is 24,203, 16 years and over is 66,729, 18 years and over is 64,170, 21 years and over is 58,803, 65 years and over is 11,888. 50.6% are male, 49.4% are female, Population of Reading by age percent-wise is, 27.4% are under 18 years old, 75.5% are 16 years and over, 72.6% are 18 years and over, 66.5% are 21 years and over, 10.6% are 65 years and over. There are total 33,489 housing units, The voting population of Reading are 57,454, out of these 28,985 are male voters, 28,469 are female voters, 50.4% are male, 49.6% are female. Reading population in 2023 is estimated to be 95,511, population in 2022 is estimated to be 95,331, and in 2021 is estimated to be 94,846.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -55,9546.7%
5 - 97,2768.2%
10 - 147,1218.1%
15 - 196,7877.7%
20 - 249,58710.8%
25 - 3412,56514.2%
35 - 4411,23012.7%
45 - 548,87810.0%
55 - 595,4636.2%
60 - 644,1374.7%
65 - 745,6166.4%
75 - 842,7153.1%
85 and over1,0441.2%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Reading Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Reading by race are:

White Population

White population in Reading, Pennsylvania are 41,045, percentage wise 46.4 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Reading, Pennsylvania are 12,449, percentage wise 14.1 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Reading, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Reading are 1,931, percentage wise 2.2 percent are asians.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Reading, Pennsylvania are 58,412. Percentage wise 66.1 percent are hispanics, out of these 6,775 are Mexican people, 28,591 are Puerto Ricans, 327 are Cubans, and 22,719 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race88,373Percent
Black or African American12,44914.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native6370.7%
Asian Population1,9312.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1450.2%
Hispanic or Latino58,41266.1%
Puerto Rican28,59132.4%
Other Hispanic or Latino22,719
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Reading native population is 72,334, out of these 38,559 born in the Pennsylvania state and 16,029 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 16,039, out of these 8,101 are Naturalized US citizen, 551 are in Europe, 1,077 in Asia, 12 in Africa, 6,339 in Latin America and 122 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Reading are 7,938, out of these 204 are from Europe, 111 are from Asia, 7,524 are from Latin America and 46 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence38,559
Born in other state in the United States16,029
Born outside the United States17,746
Puerto Rico13,864
U.S. Island Areas760
Born abroad of American parent(s)3,122
Foreign born
Born outside of United States16,039
Naturalized U.S. citizen8,101
Latin America6,339
Northern America122
Not a U.S. citizen7,938
Latin America7,524
Northern America46
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

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