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Welcome to Reading ...
When the people of Reading refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Readingite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Reading has a population of 88,395 people<3> (see below for details).
Reading was established in 1743.
The community of Reading is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Reading lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Websites for Reading ...
Official Website: www.cityofreadingpa.com/
Junior League: www.JLReading.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Reading had an population of 88,395 people. This is an increase of 0.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.85% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Reading had a population of 88,082 people (or 21.41% of the total population of Berks County). This makes Reading the county's most populous community.
The population of Reading represents 0.69% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 88,082 people, the population of Reading increased 8.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 81,207 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Reading.
Adding Reading to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Reading in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Reading was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Reading on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Reading on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Reading ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Reading - they are located in Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio (2), Ontario and Vermont.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Reading.
Communities near Reading ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Reading.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Reading. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Reading.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Reading. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Reading.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Reading. Our list includes 125 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Reading.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Reading ...
Looking for more information about Reading? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Reading, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Reading.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Reading: www.cityofreadingpa.com/
The official website for Berks County: www.co.berks.pa.us/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 03 Aug 2021