Reading employment information

IndexReadingPennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$13,282$30,137$29,829
Median household income$27,247$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,499$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,807$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$21,862$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$15,112$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate11.6%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level39.3%13.3%15.1%
The Reading, PA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Reading is $13,282, which is 56% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 55% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $27,247, which is 50% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 51% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Reading is 12%, which is 149% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Reading is 39% which is 160% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$18,162$27,247$54,494
City
$36,593$54,895$109,790
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Reading is 55% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Reading is 51% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Reading is 149% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Reading is 160% higher than the national average.

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Reading median earnings by income bracket

Reading employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.9%0.2%
Manufacturing sector32.9%6.7%
Financial & insurance services1.5%3.3%
Wholesale & retail services16.1%13.3%
Public administration1.5%2.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.6%3.3%
Education, health & social services6.9%31.5%
Other25.9%25.5%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Alleghenyville, PA1,057$116,250110%
Jacksonwald, PA3,114$97,72177%
Pennwyn, PA761$88,70460%
Gouglersville, PA549$87,16758%
Gibraltar, PA662$85,41754%
Reading, PA87,899$27,24751%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Nampa, ID87,896$41,21026%
Norwalk, CT87,930$80,89646%
Fort Smith, AR87,712$35,95635%
Waukegan, IL88,159$46,80215%
Meridian, ID88,247$64,33716%
Reading, PA87,899$27,24751%
Source: The Reading, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).