Search by ZIP, address, city, or county:

ZIP Code 19601

Primary City:Reading, PA (View All Cities)
County: Berks County
Timezone: Eastern (9:29pm)
Area code: 484 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.35, -75.94
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 19601

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 19601. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 19601. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 19601, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Reading, PA
Unacceptable:
Greenfield Manor

Stats and Demographics for the 19601 ZIP Code

ZIP code 19601 is located in southeast Pennsylvania and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 19601 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 19601 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 32,998
Population Density 8,892 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,282
Median Home Value $69,700
Land Area 3.71 sq mi
Water Area 0.20 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,635
Median Household Income $23,935

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6981,4121,3741,4141,2711,1921,0611,0021,0611,060931792599428307216180143
Female1,5181,3671,2481,3611,3641,2931,1099961,1231,069969795740527414335298331
Total3,2162,7792,6222,7752,6352,4852,1701,9982,1842,1291,9001,5871,339955721551478474

Gender

 Male 16,141 49%
 Female 16,857 51%
Gender

Race

 White 14,607 44.3%
 Black Or African American 5,363 16.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 349 1.1%
 Asian 336 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 39 0.1%
 Other Race 10,400 31.5%
 Two Or More Races 1,904 5.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner714448841,060945531354133
Renter7791,6801,3801,246859612411246
Total8502,1242,2642,3061,8041,143765379

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,233 28%
 Single Guardian 4,108 35%
 Singles 3,485 30%
 Singles With Roommate 809 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,813 59%
 Households with Kids 4,822 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male357361350315301301261273276310282270263249246312297282277263
Female292305297320288312256270241236243237259273256261273281290253
Total649666647635589613517543517546525507522522502573570563567516

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 19601 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 19601 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 19601 real estate data, the median home value of $69,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 19601 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 19601 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 19601 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 32,448 98.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 168 0.5%
 Juvenile Facilities 47 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 335 1.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,941 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,481 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,213 54%
 Households Vacant 1,647 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 760 46%
 Rented & Unoccupied 16 1%
 For Sale Only 173 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 32 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 33 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 633 38%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 622 8%
 1 Bedroom 2,347 31%
 2 Bedroom 2,138 28%
 3+ Bedroom 2,443 32%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $23,935 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 19601 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 19601 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 19601 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 19601 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,002 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,738 27%
 No Earnings 10,851 44%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,002 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,738 27%
 No Earnings 10,851 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,634 78.6%
 Public transportation 863 7.9%
 Taxicab 27 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,117 10.2%
 Worked at Home 338 3.1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 3,544 38.3%
 High School Graduate 4,390 47.5%
 Associate's degree 434 4.7%
 Bachelor's degree 654 7.1%
 Master's degree 182 2.0%
 Professional school degree 44 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,693 76.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 753 8.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,333 15.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 19601

ZIP Code 19601 is in the Reading School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 19601.

Tenth & Penn Elementary School
955 Penn St
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Glenside Elementary School
500 Lackawanna St
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Riverside Elementary School
1400 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Lauers Park Elementary School
251 North 2nd St
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Northwest Ms
1000 North Front St
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Northwest Elementary School
820 Clinton St
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Gateway School for Intl. Business and Wo
510 Lackawanna St
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Reading School District
I-Lead Charter School
200 North 8th St
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: I-Lead Charter School District
St Margaret School
235 Spring St
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Chor Day Academy
1010 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

Nearby ZIP Codes