Berks County

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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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    That county is separated from Pennsylvania by the Delaware River and is only about 50 miles from Berks County, Pa., where the spotted lanternfly (SLF) was first identified in 2014.
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    Berks County, PA, May 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Haydenfilms Institute is proud to announce its fiscal sponsorship program through a film showcase on Wednesday, May 21 from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
    Camp Counselor for children and adults with developmental disabilities with Shiloh Incorporated in Berks County, PA. He continued this service until the age of 19 when he became the Chairperson of the Behavioral Management Committee at Embreeville State Center located in Coatesville, PA.
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    -- When the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed in 2014 that the invasive species known as the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) had been found in Berks County, Pa., the department set up a quarantine zone of seven municipalities in an attempt to control spread of the insects.
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