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ZIP Code 19605

Primary City:Reading, PA (View All Cities)
County: Berks County
Timezone: Eastern (5:50am)
Area code: 484 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.41, -75.95
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 19605

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 19605. 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 19605. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 19605, 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
Acceptable:
Laureldale, Muhlenberg, Muhlenberg Township, Ontelaunee
Unacceptable:
Berkley, Bernharts, Muhlenburg Park, River View Park, Tuckerton

Stats and Demographics for the 19605 ZIP Code

ZIP code 19605 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 slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 19605 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 19605 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 18,985
Population Density 1,134 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,949
Median Home Value $154,400
Land Area 16.75 sq mi
Water Area 0.46 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,606
Median Household Income $58,033

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male473516615685452452548485698727742642533434372340263210
Female406520584588426467523600661804767673632462454434390407
Total8791,0361,1991,2738789191,0711,0851,3591,5311,5091,3151,165896826774653617

Gender

 Male 9,187 48%
 Female 9,798 52%
Gender

Race

 White 16,445 86.6%
 Black Or African American 702 3.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 55 0.3%
 Asian 300 1.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 1,031 5.4%
 Two Or More Races 450 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner556209711,4421,206901802232
Renter74245242233169119129166
Total1298651,2131,6751,3751,020931398

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,142 54%
 Single Guardian 1,143 15%
 Singles 1,906 25%
 Singles With Roommate 415 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,419 71%
 Households with Kids 2,187 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male9611499879410110110111911311513112712915314414714893103
Female85937879109931031051101051271231081211301261381039189
Total181207177166203194204206229218242254235250283270285251184192

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 19605 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 19605 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1990s. Looking at 19605 real estate data, the median home value of $154,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 19605 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 19605 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 19605 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 18,807 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 170 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 8 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,178 53%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,051 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,377 17%
 Households Vacant 343 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 60 17.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1.5%
 For Sale Only 103 30.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 21 6.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 33 9.6%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 120 35.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 37 3%
 1 Bedroom 313 27%
 2 Bedroom 276 24%
 3+ Bedroom 517 45%
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 $58,033 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 19605 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 19605 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,903 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,581 23%
 No Earnings 5,308 34%
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 6,903 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,581 23%
 No Earnings 5,308 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,579 92.7%
 Public transportation 110 1.2%
 Taxicab 17 0.2%
 Motorcycle 10 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 225 2.4%
 Worked at Home 312 3.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,064 16%
 High School Graduate 3,632 56%
 Associate's degree 455 7%
 Bachelor's degree 813 13%
 Master's degree 383 6%
 Professional school degree 71 1%
 Doctorate degree 61 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,983 87.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 139 4.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 277 8.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 19605

ZIP Code 19605 is in the Muhlenberg School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 19605.

Muhlenberg El Center
610 Sharp Ave
Laureldale, PA 19605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Muhlenberg School District
C E Cole Intermediate School
3630 Kutztown Rd
Laureldale, PA 19605
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Muhlenberg School District
Muhlenberg Ms
801 East Bellevue Ave
Laureldale, PA 19605
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Muhlenberg School District
Muhlenberg High School
400 Sharp Ave
Laureldale, PA 19605
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Muhlenberg School District
Holy Guardian Angels Regional School
3125 Kutztown Rd
Reading, PA 19605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Callowhill Nursery School & Kindergarten
2521 River Rd
Reading, PA 19605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Albright Learning Center
3040 Kutztown Rd
Reading, PA 19605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Hildebrandt Learning Center
2390 Bernville Rd
Reading, PA 19605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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