West Reading employment information

IndexWest ReadingPennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$21,437$30,137$29,829
Median household income$41,405$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,389$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,495$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$31,678$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$30,370$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level15.9%13.3%15.1%
The West 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 West Reading is $21,437, which is 29% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 28% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $41,405, which is 25% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 25% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in West Reading is 4%, which is 10% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in West Reading is 16% which is 5% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$27,600$41,405$82,810
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 West Reading is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Reading is 25% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Reading is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Reading is 5% higher than the national average.

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West Reading median earnings by income bracket

West Reading employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.9%5.9%
Manufacturing sector16.0%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.4%4.9%
Wholesale & retail services16.7%16.2%
Public administration4.5%9.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%1.8%
Education, health & social services12.2%41.7%
Other31.2%17.3%

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Gibraltar, PA662$85,41754%
West Reading, PA4,198$41,40525%

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North East, PA4,199$46,93615%
Northwoods, MO4,199$37,71632%
Springville, AL4,199$83,17350%
West Ocean City, MD4,199$57,4324%
Golden Triangle, NJ4,196$71,26829%
West Reading, PA4,198$41,40525%
Source: The West Reading, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).