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Time Zone: Berks County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Reading is the Seat for Berks County.

Berks County was founded March 11, 1752. Berks was created by taking area from Philadelphia, Chester and Lancaster Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Berks had a population of 420,375 people. This is an increase of 2.17% since the last Census (which gave a population of 411,442 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Berks represented 3.24% of the total population of Pennsylvania.

Below are some of the communities located in Berks County:

  • Adamstown
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
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    • Adamstown has also been known as:
    • Adamschteddel
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  • Bally
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
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  • Bechtelsville
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bechtelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bernville
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Birdsboro
  • Boyertown
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,058 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Centerport
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fleetwood
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleetwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hamburg
    • Kenhorst
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenhorst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kutztown
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,070 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kutztown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Laureldale
    • Leesport
    • Lenhartsville
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
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    • Lyons
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 478 people
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    • Mohnton
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,011 people
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    • Mount Penn
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,109 people
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    • New Morgan
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
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    • Reading
    • Robesonia
    • Saint Lawrence
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,832 people
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    • Shillington
    • Shoemakersville
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,384 people
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    • Sinking Spring
    • Topton
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,061 people
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    • Wernersville
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,750 people
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    • West Reading
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Reading have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Womelsdorf
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wyomissing
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      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,605 people
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Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

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