Reading employment information

IndexReadingPennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$13,339$28,912$28,555
Median household income$26,867$53,115$53,482
Median income owner occupied$42,058$66,298$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,776$30,128$33,219
Median earnings male$22,359$38,139$36,116
Median earnings female$15,402$25,633$25,692
Unemployment rate12.1%5.4%5.8%
Poverty level40.1%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Reading is 53% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Reading is 50% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Reading is 107% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Reading is 157% higher than the national average.

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Reading median earnings by income bracket

Reading employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.5%0.2%
Manufacturing sector28.5%8.0%
Financial & insurance services1.3%2.7%
Wholesale & retail services15.7%15.2%
Public administration1.6%2.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%3.3%
Education, health & social services7.1%29.2%
Other29.7%26.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Baumstown, PA465$108,227102%
Dryville, PA729$105,93898%
Jacksonwald, PA3,223$91,58771%
Gibraltar, PA560$82,91755%
Alleghenyville, PA1,199$82,73055%
Reading, PA88,051$26,86750%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Boca Raton, FL88,187$71,86734%
San Marcos, CA87,808$56,1395%
Sunrise, FL88,391$49,3708%
Plantation, FL88,486$66,88625%
Longmont, CO88,547$60,21813%
Reading, PA88,051$26,86750%
Source: The Reading, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.