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

The community name derives from Indian term for "place of flats"

The latitude of Wyomissing is 40.329N. The longitude is -75.965W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 315 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,587.


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Median household income
Local
$54,681
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wyomissing demographic reports
Wyomissing is on the Schuylkill River
Early textile center
Historic sites and museums: Berks County Heritage Center
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 Wyomissing 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 19609 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Wyomissing residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wyomissing ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wyomissing was $37,313, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% of Wyomissing residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wyomissing, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $742.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,434.


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Libraries in Wyomissing include Wyomissing Public Library ... View libraries

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

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

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Hotels in Wyomissing include Country Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge, Homewood Suites.

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