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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataPennsylvania

Economic Statistics

Reading, Pennsylvania

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over59,101100.0
In labor force34,54258.4
Civilian labor force
34,47858.3
Employed
31,29953.0
Unemployed
3,1795.4
Percent of civilian labor force
9.2(X)
Armed Forces
640.1
Not in labor force24,55941.6
Females 16 years and over31,229100.0
In labor force16,30852.2
Civilian labor force
16,28852.2
Employed
14,86547.6
Own children under 6 years7,654100.0
All parents in family in labor force4,19954.9
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over30,586100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone18,56960.7
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled6,13920.1
Public transportation (including taxicab)2,1677.1
Walked2,6828.8
Other means6032.0
Worked at home4261.4
Mean travel time to work (minutes)21.0(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over31,299100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations5,52517.7
Service occupations5,75918.4
Sales and office occupations8,06125.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations6792.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations1,9906.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations9,28529.7
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining8222.6
Construction1,1663.7
Manufacturing8,26026.4
Wholesale trade1,1113.5
Retail trade3,76112.0
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,4184.5
Information5231.7
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing1,7875.7
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services2,2047.0
Educational, health and social services5,46617.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services2,3727.6
Other services (except public administration)1,5885.1
Public administration8212.6
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers26,93886.1
Government workers3,0679.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business1,2193.9
Unpaid family workers750.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households30,104100.0
Less than $10,0005,65018.8
$10,000 to $14,9992,8359.4
$15,000 to $24,9995,58718.6
$25,000 to $34,9994,84016.1
$35,000 to $49,9994,82916.0
$50,000 to $74,9993,99013.3
$75,000 to $99,9991,3644.5
$100,000 to $149,9997242.4
$150,000 to $199,9991270.4
$200,000 or more1580.5
Median household income (dollars)26,698(X)
With earnings22,45074.6
Mean earnings (dollars)
35,755(X)
With Social Security income8,67628.8
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,458(X)
With Supplemental Security Income2,3487.8
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,439(X)
With public assistance income2,3747.9
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
3,106(X)
With retirement income4,51015.0
Mean retirement income (dollars)
10,443(X)
Families18,612100.0
Less than $10,0002,68314.4
$10,000 to $14,9991,2806.9
$15,000 to $24,9993,33917.9
$25,000 to $34,9993,09416.6
$35,000 to $49,9993,35018.0
$50,000 to $74,9992,97716.0
$75,000 to $99,9991,1516.2
$100,000 to $149,9995102.7
$150,000 to $199,9991100.6
$200,000 or more1180.6
Median family income (dollars)31,067(X)
Per capita income (dollars)13,086(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers28,114(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers21,993(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families4,143(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.3
With related children under 18 years3,568(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)31.4
With related children under 5 years
1,910(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)37.0
Families with female householder, no husband present2,406(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)40.3
With related children under 18 years2,242(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)49.4
With related children under 5 years
1,170(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)58.6
Individuals20,682(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)26.1
18 years and over11,914(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.5
65 years and over
1,558(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.6
Related children under 18 years8,647(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)36.5
Related children 5 to 17 years
5,994(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)35.3
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over5,381(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.9
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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