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Reading Pennsylvania Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Reading Pennsylvania metro area was $62,564 in 2018, the latest figures available. Reading median household income is $1,659 higher than the median Pennsylvania household income and $627 greater than the US median household income. 2019 metro income data (including Reading median household income) will be released in September of 2020. Median family and per capita income for Reading are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Reading Pennsylvania

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
Pennsylvania $60,905 +0.44% +3.16%
Reading $62,564 +0.03% +5.18%

Trends in Reading, PA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Reading is $62,564. Real median household income peaked in 2005 at $65,570 and is now $3,006 (4.58%) lower. From a post peak low of $57,001 in 2012, real median household income for Reading has now grown by $5,563 (9.76%).

Real Median Household Income: Reading, Pennsylvania, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Reading

Date US Pennsylvania Reading
2018 $61,937 $60,905 $62,564
2017 $61,807 $60,638 $62,546
2016 $60,291 $59,548 $62,037
2015 $59,116 $59,038 $59,483
2014 $56,969 $56,520 $59,519
2013 $56,415 $56,152 $60,510
2012 $56,288 $56,133 $57,001
2011 $56,507 $56,201 $58,527
2010 $57,762 $56,887 $59,739
2009 $58,921 $58,098 $62,750
2008 $60,829 $59,290 $63,853
2007 $61,601 $58,973 $64,086

Reading Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Reading was $78,620 in 2018. Compared to the median Pennsylvania family income, Reading median family income is $1,129 higher. As with the median household income data, 2019 family income data for Reading will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income for Reading Pennsylvania

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
Pennsylvania $77,491 -0.40% +4.16%
Reading $78,620 +3.68% +8.71%

Trends in Reading, PA Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $78,620, the median family income for Reading was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Family Income: Reading, Pennsylvania, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Reading

Date US Pennsylvania Reading
2018 $76,401 $77,491 $78,620
2017 $75,692 $77,800 $75,833
2016 $74,360 $75,669 $75,127
2015 $72,348 $74,398 $72,319
2014 $69,978 $72,066 $70,896
2013 $69,134 $71,824 $74,668
2012 $68,512 $71,341 $70,415
2011 $68,763 $70,808 $72,000
2010 $69,953 $71,432 $72,128
2009 $71,663 $72,957 $74,511
2008 $74,083 $74,025 $75,320
2007 $74,267 $73,844 $75,921

Reading Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Reading was $31,493 in 2018. Compared to the median Pennsylvania per capita income, Reading median per capita income is $2,467 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2019 per capita income data for Reading will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income for Reading Pennsylvania

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
Pennsylvania $33,960 +1.35% +5.45%
Reading $31,493 +2.20% +6.06%

Trends in Reading, PA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $31,493, the per capita income for Reading was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Per Capita Income: Reading, Pennsylvania, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Reading

Date US Pennsylvania Reading
2018 $33,831 $33,960 $31,493
2017 $33,187 $33,508 $30,814
2016 $32,573 $32,723 $30,682
2015 $31,775 $32,204 $29,694
2014 $30,672 $31,024 $27,767
2013 $30,431 $30,930 $29,463
2012 $29,934 $30,432 $28,503
2011 $29,884 $30,136 $28,768
2010 $30,077 $30,440 $29,298
2009 $30,984 $31,371 $28,933
2008 $32,255 $31,894 $30,517
2007 $32,400 $31,842 $30,907