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ZIP Code 19608

Primary City:Reading, PA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Reading
County: Berks County
Timezone: Eastern (8:48am)
Area code: 484 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.32, -76.04
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 19608

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 19608. 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 19608. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 19608, 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:
S Heidelberg, Sinking Spg, Sinking Spring, South Heidelberg Twp
Unacceptable:
Fritztown, Gouglersville, Mohns Hill, Wyomissing

Stats and Demographics for the 19608 ZIP Code

ZIP code 19608 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 19608 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 19608 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 22,719
Population Density 885 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,484
Median Home Value $218,300
Land Area 25.68 sq mi
Water Area 0.27 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,233
Median Household Income $77,551

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 40


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56766691,345
5-97778371,614
10-148948241,718
15-198827931,675
20-245735391,112
25-295275621,089
30-345886271,215
35-397728351,607
40-448629331,795
45-491,0209842,004
50-549219631,884
55-597767521,528
60-646406341,274
65-69381451832
70-74287349636
75-79252308560
80-84196252448
85 Plus129254383

Gender

 Male 11,153 49%
 Female 11,566 51%
Gender

Race

 White 20,105 88.5%
 Black Or African American 1,103 4.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 32 0.1%
 Asian 646 2.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 407 1.8%
 Two Or More Races 425 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2436186222
25-34603372975
35-441,4183171,735
45-541,7973082,105
55-641,4261651,591
65-7474391834
75-8450197598
85 Plus13043173

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,249 64%
 Single Guardian 1,025 12%
 Singles 1,491 18%
 Singles With Roommate 468 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,106 62%
 Households with Kids 3,127 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1125123248
2153142295
3160129289
4138154292
5142170312
6153156309
7158176334
8155159314
9169176345
10180151331
11188164352
12169153322
13182182364
14175174349
15195162357
16196192388
17192194386
18159127286
19140118258
2012594219

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 19608 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 19608 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 19608 real estate data, the median home value of $218,300 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 19608. Rentals in 19608 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 19608 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 22,480 98.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 203 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 36 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,039 59%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,615 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,579 19%
 Households Vacant 251 3%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 92 37%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 3%
 For Sale Only 34 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 21 8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 23 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 73 29%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 387 24%
 2 Bedroom 641 40%
 3+ Bedroom 585 36%
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 $77,551 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 19608 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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 19608 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 8,464 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,517 26%
 No Earnings 4,670 26%
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 8,464 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,517 26%
 No Earnings 4,670 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,191 94.7%
 Public transportation 48 0.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 124 1.0%
 Worked at Home 460 3.9%
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 485 7%
 High School Graduate 3,268 45%
 Associate's degree 916 13%
 Bachelor's degree 1,628 23%
 Master's degree 518 7%
 Professional school degree 319 4%
 Doctorate degree 74 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,231 83.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 616 12.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 229 4.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 19608

ZIP Code 19608 is in the Wilson School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 19608.

Shiloh Hills Elementary School
301 Sage Dr
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
Green Valley Elementary School
270 Green Valley Rd
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
Cornwall Terrace Elementary School
3100 Iroquois Ave
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
Wilson West Ms
450 Faust Rd
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
Wilson Southern Ms
3100 Iroquois Ave
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
Shiloh Hills Elementary School
301 Sage Dr
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
Green Valley Elementary School
270 Green Valley Rd
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilson School District
Berks County Montessori Country Day School
53 Vermont Rd
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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