Quick Facts

Greater Reading Economic Partnership’s resources allow us to offer a complete picture of our community in terms of demographics, industry, education, trends, and more. Below you’ll find a glimpse of everything Greater Reading has to offer—where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re headed.

Greater Reading Quick Facts

  • 100 million within an overnight’s drive
    Reading Manufacturing Jobs
    Greater Reading Batteries
    Reading 1 of 10 most exciting places to live
  • Population: 414,780
    • 20% growth expected by 2040
  • 16.4% of the Greater Reading population is of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Median household income: $55,170
  • Median price for a single family home: $161,273
  • 5 institutions of higher learning
  • Nearly 400 companies are headquartered in Greater Reading
  • Home to 189 international companies, employing 9,066 people in Greater Reading
  • Reading, PA comes in at #6 in the State of PA for the number of Manufacturing Jobs (30,100 jobs)
  • Reading, PA identified as an emerging epicenter for batteries by Wired Magazine
  • Reading, PA ranked among the best performing cities of 2011 biggest gainers by the Milken Institute
  • Movoto Real Estate Blog: Reading, PA ranked in “10 Most Exciting Places in Pennsylvania”
  • 73 municipalities comprise the County of Berks

State of Pennsylvania Quick Facts

  • Located in the United States Mid-Atlantic, East Coast
  • Population: 12,742,886
  • Site Selection Magazine ranked Pennsylvania 8th in the nation for new or expanded corporate facilities in 2011
  • CNBC ranked Pennsylvania 12th in the nation for America’s Top States for Business in 2011
  • CNBC ranked Pennsylvania in the top 12 for our technology, innovation, and access to capital
  • Manufacturing generates 13.6% of the Gross State Product (GSP)
  • Pennsylvania is ranked 4th for the top rail & highway accessibility
  • Over 6.3 million highly-skilled and educated workers in the third largest number of colleges and universities in the nation

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