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Shillington is a borough in Berks County, in the Reading metro area.

The community was named for Samuel Shilling, settler

The latitude of Shillington is 40.307N. The longitude is -75.965W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 351 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,009.


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Median household income
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$43,833
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shillington demographic reports
Shillington is on Wyomissing Creek
19th-century stagecoach stop
Well-known residents have included:
· John Updike, writer
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Shillington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berks County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Reading area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19607 ZIP code.

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36% of Shillington residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shillington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shillington was $22,322, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Shillington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Shillington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $501.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $965.


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Libraries in Shillington include Mifflin Community Library ... View libraries

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Berks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shillington political report.

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The average commute time for Shillington workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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