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Berks County, Pennsylvania Facts

Facts
State Pennsylvania
Land area 856.5 square miles
Population Density 480.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 413,521
Population change 0.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.9%
Under 18 23%
65 and over 15.6%
Females 50.8%
White 89
Hispanic or Latino of any race 18.1
Asian 1.6%
Two or more races 2%
Black or African American 6.5%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 84%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 22.3%
Veterans 29,566
Households and Housing
Households 153,897
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.4%
Median household income $55,170
The per capita income $26,723
Live below the poverty line. 13.9%
housing units 164,271
Multi-unit structures 18%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $170,600
Residents owning their homes. 72%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 30,325
Women-owned firms 27.3%
Asian-owned firms 1.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 5.5%
Black-owned firms 3.4%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $4,953,210
Retail sales per capita $12,307
Manufacturers shipments $8,461,848
Merchant wholesaler sales $4,417,612