Demographics & Statistics
Demographics & Statistics
Many of the information requests we receive are for demographic and statistical data. Much of the data we use are produced by any number of federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies. As the local affiliate of the Pennsylvania State Data Center, it is our role to provide easy access to these different data sources and the information they disseminate. The U.S. Census Bureau has a website that allows data searches for many items at a number of different geographic levels.
Limited information from the 2010 Census is available here as viewable/downloadable Adobe .PDF files for each municipality and the County. Data for Census Tracts, Block Groups, and School Districts can be obtained by calling our offices. Areas outside of Berks County should be retrieved from the either the State Data Center or Census Bureau's websites. Due to the complexity and time required for updates, the Berks County Data Book is no longer published annually by the Planning Commission.
PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1, 2002, Wyomissing Hills Borough ceased to exist after merging with Wyomissing Borough. Effective January 1, 2006, West Lawn Borough ceased to exist after merging with Spring Township.
2010 Census Data
The first information from the 2010 Decennial Census was released on March 9, 2011. The P.L. 94-171 Legislative Redistricting File contains the data to be used for reapportionment at the federal and state level. Also contained are data on race, Hispanic Origin, and housing unit occupancy status. As tables and maps are produced we will be adding them here.
Municipal Population Percent Change, 2000 to 2010 (.PDF)
Municipal Hispanic Numeric Change, 2000 to 2010 (.PDF)
Municipal Hispanic Percent Change, 2000 to 2010 (.PDF)
Municipal Housing Unit Numeric Change, 2000 to 2010 (.PDF)
Municipal Housing Unit Percent Change, 2000 to 2010 (.PDF)
County and City 2010 American Community Survey: 2000, 2005 and 2010 data (.PDF)
County and City 2013 American Community Survey: 2005, 2010 and 2013 data (.PDF)
County and Surrounding Counties, 2013 Population Estimates (Growth and Change) (.PDF)
New Housing Unit Information
Once every quarter, staff compiles a listing of new housing units in Berks. Information is obtained from the Berks County Assessment Office. Housing units are added to the assessment rolls when 1.) construction is complete; 2.) an occupancy permit is issued by the municipality; and 3.) the house is assessed for taxation. This information tends to be more accurate than Building Permit information, as the permit is issued prior to the start of construction and the permit is still no guarantee that the home will be completed.
These lists are all in Adobe .PDF format: