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ZIP Code 19602

Primary City:Reading, PA (View All Cities)
County: Berks County
Timezone: Eastern (4:43am)
Area code: 484 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.33, -75.92
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 19602

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 19602. 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 19602. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 19602, 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:
Reading Station, West Reading

Stats and Demographics for the 19602 ZIP Code

ZIP code 19602 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 a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 19602 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 19602 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,900
Population Density 7,243 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,060
Median Home Value $48,300
Land Area 2.47 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,716
Median Household Income $21,795

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8977707616986806455945196036405494383642401471379058
Female845740689692743733556572618580476432388311206175157157
Total1,7421,5101,4501,3901,4231,3781,1501,0911,2211,2201,025870752551353312247215

Gender

 Male 8,830 49%
 Female 9,070 51%
Gender

Race

 White 8,212 45.9%
 Black Or African American 2,603 14.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 162 0.9%
 Asian 152 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 20 0.1%
 Other Race 5,751 32.1%
 Two Or More Races 1,000 5.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner4826042951144928322468
Renter4261,007884851624359193100
Total4741,2671,3131,3621,073642417168

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,633 24%
 Single Guardian 2,265 34%
 Singles 2,337 35%
 Singles With Roommate 481 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,151 62%
 Households with Kids 2,565 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male158180187188165152178125150139157147140178144132129136157155
Female154186140173144149137152158146159121137126122138153140139143
Total312366327361309301315277308285316268277304266270282276296298

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 19602 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 19602 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 19602 real estate data, the median home value of $48,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 19602 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 19602 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 19602 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,817 99.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 5 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 78 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,343 17%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 929 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,444 55%
 Households Vacant 1,344 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 593 44%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 1%
 For Sale Only 114 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 17 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 573 43%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 501 11%
 1 Bedroom 1,554 35%
 2 Bedroom 1,109 25%
 3+ Bedroom 1,290 29%
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 $21,795 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 19602 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. ZIP code 19602 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 19602 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,601 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,300 26%
 No Earnings 5,882 46%
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 3,601 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,300 26%
 No Earnings 5,882 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,078 74.4%
 Public transportation 727 13.3%
 Taxicab 13 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 510 9.3%
 Worked at Home 151 2.8%
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. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,855 37.6%
 High School Graduate 2,467 50.1%
 Associate's degree 239 4.8%
 Bachelor's degree 317 6.4%
 Master's degree 41 0.8%
 Professional school degree 10 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,353 78.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 130 3.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 764 18.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 19602

ZIP Code 19602 is in the Reading School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 19602.

Tyson-Schoener Elementary School
315 South 5th St
Reading, PA 19602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Amanda E Stout Elementary School
321 South 10th St
Reading, PA 19602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Southern Ms
931 Chestnut St
Reading, PA 19602
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Southwest Ms
300 Chestnut St
Reading, PA 19602
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Sixteenth & Haak Elementary School
1601 Haak St
Reading, PA 19602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Reading School District
Cabrini Academy Early Learning Center
240 Franklin St
Reading, PA 19602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Fairview Christian School
410 S 14th St
Reading, PA 19602
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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