Quality of Life

Climate

Average Daily Temperature High Low Average
July 85 65 76
January 38 21 30
Annual
Rainfall in Inches 47
Snowfall in Inches 21
Average Number of clear days 203
Wind Speed in Miles per Hour (Annual Average) 7.4
Elevation (Mean Feet Above Sea Level) Range: 200 to 1,500 feet above sea level Average 640 feet above sea level

Taxes

Personal Income Tax (RATE in Ranges) Rate Range
State 0.0307
Local 0.01
Local Occupation Tax Rate Range
City Residents $52
Non-City Residents Up to $52
Sales Tax
Major Exemptions Food, clothing
State Rate 0.06
Local Rate 0

Housing

  Berks County
2015 Average Selling Price – Berks County 171,600
Number of Homes Sold 3,437
Number of Homes on the Market 5,681
Average # of Days on the Market 84

Education

Central City & Selected Suburban School Districts Center City District Suburban District
Reading Anitetam Boyertown Brandywine Heights Conrad Weiser Daniel Boone Exeter Township Fleetwood Governor Mifflin Hamburg
Elementary School Enrollment 8892 534 2686 638 1120 1287 1683 1105 1803 956
Secondary School Enrollment 7966 525 3856 863 1609 2035 2378 1517 2266 1246
Spending per Student 11,870 25,424 15,118 20,900 17,479 17,745 16,797 16,327 15,832 16,725

School Districts continued…

Central City & Selected Suburban School Districts Suburban District
Kutztown Muhlenberg Oley Valley Schuylkill Valley Tulpehocken Twin Valley Wilson Wyomissing
Elementary School Enrollment 577 1523 702 916 606 1534 2610 803
Secondary School Enrollment 782 2049 1002 1062 788 1817 3360 1112
Spending per Student 22,384 14,540 17,579 18,063 20,161 16,261 16,009 16,396

Source: Trulia.com, Zillow.com, TheWeatherChannel.com, RBAR, PA Department of Education, openpagov.org

Updated: 10/24/17