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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataPennsylvania

Social Statistics

Reading, Pennsylvania

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school22,610100.0
Nursery school, preschool1,4046.2
Kindergarten1,7287.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)11,44250.6
High school (grades 9-12)4,52120.0
College or graduate school3,51515.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over47,530100.0
Less than 9th grade6,58913.9
9th to 12th grade, no diploma11,31323.8
High school graduate (includes equivalency)17,73037.3
Some college, no degree5,89712.4
Associate degree1,8984.0
Bachelor's degree2,6995.7
Graduate or professional degree1,4043.0
Percent high school graduate or higher62.3(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher8.6(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over60,201100.0
Never married22,26137.0
Now married, except separated23,88839.7
Separated2,5084.2
Widowed4,9718.3
Female
3,8696.4
Divorced6,57310.9
Female
3,9966.6
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years2,172100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,07949.7
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over56,814100.0
Civilian veterans6,11610.8
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years21,561100.0
With a disability2,53011.7
Population 21 to 64 years42,516100.0
With a disability11,43626.9
Percent employed
51.0(X)
No disability31,08073.1
Percent employed
69.7(X)
Population 65 years and over10,006100.0
With a disability4,74047.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over74,390100.0
Same house in 199537,10249.9
Different house in the U.S. in 199533,20644.6
Same county
23,60631.7
Different county
9,60012.9
Same state
4,0215.4
Different state
5,5797.5
Elsewhere in 19954,0825.5
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population81,201100.0
Native72,68589.5
Born in United States
63,03877.6
State of residence
51,84763.9
Different state
11,19113.8
Born outside United States
9,64711.9
Foreign born8,51610.5
Entered 1990 to March 2000
4,5295.6
Naturalized citizen
2,6073.2
Not a citizen
5,9097.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)8,516100.0
Europe1,09812.9
Asia1,01411.9
Africa3564.2
Oceania140.2
Latin America6,00370.5
Northern America310.4
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over74,390100.0
English only47,32763.6
Language other than English27,06336.4
Speak English less than 'very well
12,55316.9
Spanish
23,21431.2
Speak English less than "very well"
10,92914.7
Other Indo-European languages
2,5623.4
Speak English less than "very well"
8911.2
Asian and Pacific Island languages
1,1071.5
Speak English less than "very well"
6540.9
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population81,201100.0

Total ancestries reported

80,21998.8
Arab370.0
Czech11730.2
Danish770.1
Dutch2,0392.5
English2,1122.6
French (except Basque)11,0211.3
French Canadian1960.1
German14,19917.5
Greek3310.4
Hungarian2670.3
Irish15,1586.4
Italian5,2436.5
Lithuanian2590.3
Norwegian1170.1
Polish3,9044.8
Portuguese840.1
Russian2910.4
Scotch-Irish2890.4
Scottish4450.5
Slovak4500.6
Subsaharan African6600.8
Swedish1990.2
Swiss2770.3
Ukrainian3520.4
United States or American2,7583.4
Welsh8921.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5020.6
Other ancestries37,98746.8
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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