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ZIP Code 19609

Primary City:Reading, PA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Reading
County: Berks County
Timezone: Eastern (6:40am)
Area code: 484 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.33, -76.00
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 19609

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 19609. 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 19609. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 19609, 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:
West Lawn
Unacceptable:
Lincoln Park, Springmont, West Wyomissing, Wyomissing, Wyomissing Hills

Stats and Demographics for the 19609 ZIP Code

ZIP code 19609 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 19609 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 19609 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 9,946
Population Density 3,941 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,293
Median Home Value $155,600
Land Area 2.52 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,138
Median Household Income $55,231

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male28331931234326328732330034236734030726516214517014892
Female303300297281229318325331342388374347302228222224183184
Total586619609624492605648631684755714654567390367394331276

Gender

 Male 4,768 48%
 Female 5,178 52%
Gender

Race

 White 8,849 89.0%
 Black Or African American 413 4.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 20 0.2%
 Asian 168 1.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 305 3.1%
 Two Or More Races 190 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner33391607705614411437161
Renter8118212815285525445
Total114573735857699463491206

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,138 52%
 Single Guardian 644 16%
 Singles 1,116 27%
 Singles With Roommate 240 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,886 70%
 Households with Kids 1,252 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7048516168666560605662585680786364716761
Female5368546155647461466353616456626851524843
Total123116105122123130139121106119115119120136140131115123115104

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 19609 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 19609 were primarily built in the 1950s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 19609 real estate data, the median home value of $155,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 19609 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 19609 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 19609 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,934 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 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 12 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,318 54%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,041 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 779 18%
 Households Vacant 155 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 53 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 3%
 For Sale Only 36 23%
 Sold & Unoccupied 14 9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 42 27%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 21 3%
 1 Bedroom 265 35%
 2 Bedroom 314 42%
 3+ Bedroom 154 20%
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 $55,231 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 19609 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 19609 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 19609 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 3,516 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,794 23%
 No Earnings 2,394 31%
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 3,516 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,794 23%
 No Earnings 2,394 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,529 95.2%
 Public transportation 42 0.9%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 19 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 138 2.9%
 Worked at Home 28 0.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 206 6%
 High School Graduate 1,766 55%
 Associate's degree 218 7%
 Bachelor's degree 606 19%
 Master's degree 220 7%
 Professional school degree 110 3%
 Doctorate degree 109 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,265 76.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 209 12.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 175 10.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 19609

ZIP Code 19609 is in the Wilson School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 19609.

Lincoln Park Elementary School
400 Dorchester Ave
West Lawn, PA 19609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
West Wyomissing Elementary School
2173 Garfield Ave
West Lawn, PA 19609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
Whitfield Elementary School
2700 Van Reed Rd
West Lawn, PA 19609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
Wilson High School
2601 Grandview Blvd
West Lawn, PA 19609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wilson School District
St Ignatius Loyola Regional School
2700 Saint Albans Dr
West Lawn, PA 19609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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