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Berks County, Pennsylvania

19601, 19602, 19604, 19605, 19611

"The Outlet Capital of the World"

Page Contents for Reading, Pennsylvania

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Reading is approximately 78,380 (1990), 88082 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 34,276 (1990), 29979 (2010).
The amount of land area in Reading is 25.341 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.742 sq kilometers.
The distance from Reading to Washington DC is 115 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 50 miles. (as the crow flies)
Reading is positioned 40.33 degrees north of the equator and 75.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Reading elevation is 349 feet above sea level.
Reading per capita income is $ 10,372.
Reading median income is $ 25,890.


in southeastern Pennsylvania, about 50 miles from Philadelphia.
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seasonal. Here is a current weather page for Reading
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History & History Related Items

Reading has long been known as the unofficial capital of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It is famous for its wonderful pretzels! The original purchaser of the land where Reading sits was William Penn. He had his two sons settle on the land. The named it Reading for their home in England.
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The founding of Reading



Reading is known as the Outlet Capital of the World. It has more than 300 factory outlet stores.

Pagoda-Reading has several story bright red and yellow pagoda built atop Mount Penn that can be seen throughout all of city. In the early 1900's the area was mined. After citizens complained about the eyesore left behind, the landowner erected a Pagoda atop the eye sore.

The city also has a Historical Society with a grand collection of county history artifacts.

The main street through Reading(5th Street) was renamed 5th Avenue after the famous candy bar which was first made at Luden's Candy Factory (now owned by Hershey's, a Reading institution for over a hundred years.

The Daniel Boone Homestead
The site of the birth of the great American frontiersman in 1734. This site is only 8 miles east of Reading.
500 Daniel Boone Rd.
Birdsboro, PA 19508
Phone: 610-582-4900

Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery

The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
11 Museum Drive
Reading, Pennsylvania 19605
Phone: (610) 372-7333

1998 - 250th Birthday Celebration for Reading.

Information about Reading

Reading Phillies Baseball Club
Reading Municipal Stadium
P.O. Box 15050
Reading, PA 19612-5050
Phone: (610) 375-8469
FAX: (610)373-5868
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Reading & Berks County Visitors Center
Call us toll-free at: 1-800-443-6610 - on-line information for Berks County, PA
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Reading City Government

Reading is the County Seat of Berks County

City of Reading
815 Washington St.
Reading, PA 19601-3615
City Hall Phone: 610-655-6000
City Clerk Phone: 610-655-6204
City Council Phone: 610-655-6205
Mayor's Office Phone: 610-655-6234


Berks County Website

Berks County Chief Clerk
633 Court St
Reading, PA 19601-4302
Phone: 610-478-6136

Berks County Recorder Of Deeds
633 Court St
Reading, PA 19601-4302
Phone: 610-478-3380

Berks County Clerk Of Courts
633 Court St
Reading, PA19601-4302
Phone: 610-478-6550

Berks County Commissioners
633 Court St
Reading, PA19601-4302
Phone: 610-478-6133

Reading Chamber

Berks County Chamber of Commerce
601 Penn St, Suite 101
Reading PA 19601
Phone: 610-376-6766
Fax: 610-376-4135

Chamber Of Commerce
24 Tewksbury Dr
Reading, PA 19610-1839
Phone: 610-670-2618

Reading Organizations

Berks County Chamber of Commerce
601 Penn St, Suite 101
Reading PA 19601
Phone: 610-376-6766
Fax: 610-376-4135

Chamber Of Commerce
24 Tewksbury Dr
Reading, PA 19610-1839
Phone: 610-670-2618

Reading Libraries

Reading Public Library District
100 S. 5th St.
Reading, PA 19602-1602
Phone: 610-655-6365

Berks County Law Library
633 Court St
Reading, PA 19601-4302
Phone: 610-478-6370

Reading Schools

Antietam School District
100 Antietam Rd
Reading, PA 19606-1000
Phone: 610-779-0554

Berks County School
1601 Haak St
Reading, PA 19602-2214
Phone: 610-371-5840

Central Catholic High School
1400 Hill Rd
Reading, PA 19602-1408
Phone: 610-373-4178

Exeter Twp School District
3650 Perkiomen Ave
Reading,PA 19606-2713
Phone: 610-779-0700

Muhlenberg School Adm Bldg
801 E Bellevue Ave
Reading, PA 19605-1701
Phone: 610-921-8000

] Reading High School Reading, PA 19604-2451
Phone: 610-371-5705

Reading School District
800 Washington St
Reading, PA 19601-3616
Phone: 610-371-5611


Albright College
1621 N 13th St
Reading, PA 19604-1708
Phone: 610-921-7544

Alvernia College
400 Saint Bernadine St
Reading, PA 19607-1756
Phone: 610-796-8200

Reading Area Community College
10 South 2nd Street
Reading, PA 19602-1014
Phone: (610) 372-4721
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1706, Reading, PA 19603-1706

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