Berks County

Berks County, Pennsylvania

633 Court St 4th Fl
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 478-6550
Fax: (610) 478-6570
www.co.berks.pa.us

In southeastern PA, southwest of Allentown; established Mar 11, 1752 from Chester, Lancaster, and Philadelphia counties. Name Origin: The shortened form for Berkshire, England, which also has a Reading as its county seat; site of large land holdings of the Penn family

Area (sq mi):: 865.67 (land 858.88; water 6.79) Population per square mile: 461.40
Population 2005: 396,314 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 6.10%; 1990-2000 11.00% Population 2000: 373,638 (White 84.80%; Black or African American 3.70%; Hispanic or Latino 9.70%; Asian 1.00%; Other 7.10%). Foreign born: 4.30%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $21,232; median household $44,714; Population below poverty level: 9.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,776-$29,790
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 22.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Reading County seat (80,727)
  • Wyomissing (11,142)

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    Berks County Vocational Technical School Authority (PA), $24,720,000 (Berks Career and Technology Center) revenue bonds, series 2005 (insured: MBIA Insurance Corp.
    May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The plan by Berks County Commissioners to spend millions of tax dollars to acquire property by eminent domain and to develop 10 more miles of Berks County trails has come under fire from the grassroots group, People for Pennsylvania's Future.
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    17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Land Title Association (PLTA) and Ellie Antoine, the Berks County Recorder of Deeds have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against Antoine in November 2005.
    Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, adding the Berks County hospital to the company's Southeastern Pennsylvania managed care network.
    He is a past chairman of several organizations, including the Berks County Chamber of Commerce, the Berks County Bankers Association, the Capital Campaign Review Board of Berks County, the Boyertown YMCA and the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.
    Pugliese Pharmaceutical Services, Shartlesville, Berks County
    Notes: A pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the Facilities Conference Room, 16th Floor, Berks County Services Center beginning promptly at 10:00AM.
    23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $1,001,282 from the Tuesday, September 22, drawing was sold at The Market at Boyer's Junction, 122 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood, Berks County.
    PC Ninja is now offering repair, rental, custom computer builds and computer networking services to home users, new and existing small businesses in the Berks County area.
    Carla Beltran Del Rio, daughter of Carlos Del Rio, a supervisor with Giorgi Mushroom Company, is one of this year's seven recipients of the Berks County Mushroom Growers Scholarship Fund and will attend Alvernia University in Reading, PA, this fall.
    Black-and-white photographs, some up to or more than a century old, and a detailed text tour through history distinguish this fascinating coffee table guide, which is surely the next best thing to traveling to the Berks County Heritage Center of Pennsylvania and beholding the Gruber Wagon Works in person.