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

The latitude of West Reading is 40.333N. The longitude is -75.947W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 322 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,995.


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Median household income
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$38,340
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Reading demographic reports
West Reading is on the Schuylkill River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.

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34% of West Reading residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Reading ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Reading was $21,414, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of West Reading residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in West Reading, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $523.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $778.


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

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

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