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BERKS COUNTY ( Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
German : Barricks Kaundi) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. As of the 2010 census , the population was 415,271 . The county seat is Reading .

Berks County comprises the Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which is also included in the Philadelphia
Philadelphia
-Reading-Camden , PA-NJ -DE -MD Combined Statistical Area . (CSA).

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Geography

* 2.1 Major highways * 2.2 Adjacent counties * 2.3 National protected area * 2.4 State protected area

* 3 Demographics * 4 Metropolitan and Combined Statistical Area

* 5 Government

* 5.1 County Commissioners * 5.2 Other county offices * 5.3 State Senate * 5.4 State House of Representatives * 5.5 United States
United States
House of Representatives * 5.6 United States
United States
Senate

* 6 Politics

* 7 Education

* 7.1 Colleges and universities * 7.2 Public school districts * 7.3 Private high schools * 7.4 Technical and trade schools

* 8 Arts and culture

* 9 Communities

* 9.1 City * 9.2 Boroughs * 9.3 Townships * 9.4 Census-designated places * 9.5 Unincorporated communities * 9.6 Population ranking

* 10 Notable people * 11 See also * 12 Footnotes * 13 Further reading * 14 External links

HISTORY

Reading developed during the 1740s when the inhabitants of northern Lancaster County sent several petitions requesting that a separate county be established. With the help of German immigrant Conrad Weiser , the county was formed on March 11, 1752 from parts of Chester County , Lancaster County , and Philadelphia
Philadelphia
County .

It was named after the English county in which William Penn
William Penn
's family home lay - Berkshire
Berkshire
, which is often abbreviated to Berks. Berks County began much larger than it is today. The northwestern parts of the county went to the founding of Northumberland County in 1772 and Schuylkill County in 1811, when it reached its current size. In 2005, Berks County was added to the Delaware
Delaware
Valley Planning Area due to a fast-growing population and close proximity to the other communities.

In 2016, former Strausstown borough merged with Upper Tulpehocken township. Strausstown is now a village within Upper Tulpehocken Township.

GEOGRAPHY

According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the county has a total area of 866 square miles (2,240 km2), of which 857 square miles (2,220 km2) is land and 9.2 square miles (24 km2) (1.1%) is water. Most of the county is drained by the Schuylkill River
Schuylkill River
, but an area in the northeast is drained by the Lehigh River
Lehigh River
via the Little Lehigh Creek and areas are drained by the Susquehanna River via the Swatara Creek in the northwest and the Conestoga River (which starts in Berks County between Morgantown and Elverson) in the extreme south.

MAJOR HIGHWAYS

* I-76 / Penna Turnpike * I-78 * I-176 * US 22 * US 222

* US 222 Bus. * US 422

* US 422 Bus. * PA 10 * PA 12 * PA 23 * PA 61 * PA 100 * PA 272 * PA 501 * PA 724

ADJACENT COUNTIES

* Schuylkill County (north) * Lehigh County (northeast) * Montgomery County (east) * Chester County (southeast) * Lancaster County (southwest) * Lebanon County (west)

NATIONAL PROTECTED AREA

* Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

STATE PROTECTED AREA

* French Creek State Park

DEMOGRAPHICS

HISTORICAL POPULATION

CENSUS POP.

1790 30,189

1800 32,407

7.3%

1810 43,146

33.1%

1820 46,275

7.3%

1830 53,152

14.9%

1840 64,569

21.5%

1850 77,129

19.5%

1860 93,818

21.6%

1870 106,701

13.7%

1880 122,597

14.9%

1890 137,327

12.0%

1900 159,615

16.2%

1910 183,222

14.8%

1920 200,854

9.6%

1930 231,717

15.4%

1940 241,884

4.4%

1950 255,740

5.7%

1960 275,414

7.7%

1970 296,382

7.6%

1980 312,509

5.4%

1990 336,523

7.7%

2000 373,638

11.0%

2010 411,442

10.1%

EST. 2016 414,812

0.8%

U.S. Decennial Census
Census
1790–1960 1900–1990 1990–2000 2010–2013

As of the 2010 census , the county was 76.9% White non-Hispanic, 4.9% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.3% Asian, and 2.5% were two or more races. 16.4% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2010, there were 411,442 people, 154,356 households, and 106,532 families residing in the county. The population density was 479 people per square mile (184.9/km²). There were 164,827 housing units at an average density of 191.9 per square mile (74.1/km²). was 76.9% White non-Hispanic, 4.9% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.3% Asian, and 2.5% were two or more races. 16.4% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. Historically there was a large Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Dutch population. It is known as part of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Dutch Country .

According to Muninetguide, the median household income for Berks County, as of 2010, is $54,105. According to patchworknation.org Berks County is classified as a Monied 'Burb.

There were 154,356 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.1 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

METROPOLITAN AND COMBINED STATISTICAL AREA

Location of Berks County (READING, PA) in the Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA See also: List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas and List of Combined Statistical Areas
List of Combined Statistical Areas

The United States
United States
Office of Management and Budget has designated Berks County as the READING, PA METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA (MSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census
Census
the metropolitan area ranked 10th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and the 128th most populous in the United States
United States
with a population of 413,491. Berks County is also a part of the larger PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD COMBINED STATISTICAL AREA (CSA), which combines the populations of Berks County as well as several counties around Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and in the states of Delaware
Delaware
, Maryland and New Jersey . The Combined Statistical Area is the largest in the State of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and 8th most populous in the United States
United States
with a population of 7,067,807.

GOVERNMENT

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Berks County Courthouse

* Christian Leinbach, Chair Republican * Kevin Barnhardt, Vice Chair Democrat * Mark C. Scott, Esq. Republican

OTHER COUNTY OFFICES

* Clerk of Courts, James P. Troutman, Republican * Controller, Sandy Graffius, Republican * Coroner, Dennis J. Hess, Democrat * District Attorney, John T. Adams, Democrat * Prothonotary, Marianne Sutton, Republican, retired; Jonathan K. Del Collo, Republican, (acting) * Recorder of Deeds, Frederick Sheeler, Democrat * Register of Wills, Larry J. Medaglia Jr., Republican * Sheriff, Eric Weaknecht, Republican * Treasurer, Dennis Adams, Republican

STATE SENATE

* Judy Schwank , Democrat , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Senate, District 11 * Bob Mensch , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Senate, District 24 * Dave Argall , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Senate, District 29 * John C. Rafferty Jr. , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Senate, District 44

STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

* Barry Jozwiak , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, District 5 * Jerry Knowles , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, District 124 * Mark Rozzi , Democrat , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, District 126 * Thomas R. Caltagirone , Democrat , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, District 127 * Mark Gillen , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, District 128 * Jim Cox , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, District 129 * David Maloney , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, District 130 * Ryan Mackenzie , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, District 134 * Gary Day , Republican , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives, District 187

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

* Ryan Costello
Ryan Costello
, Republican , Pennsylvania\'s 6th congressional district * Pat Meehan
Pat Meehan
, Republican , Pennsylvania\'s 7th congressional district * Charlie Dent , Republican , Pennsylvania\'s 15th congressional district * Lloyd Smucker
Lloyd Smucker
, Republican , Pennsylvania\'s 16th congressional district

UNITED STATES SENATE

* Pat Toomey
Pat Toomey
, Republican * Bob Casey, Jr. , Democrat

POLITICS

As of October 24, 2016, there are 259,918 registered voters in Berks County.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS YEAR REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATIC THIRD PARTIES

2016 52.5% 96,626 42.6% 78,437 4.9% 9,022

2012 49.6% 84,702 48.6% 83,011 1.7% 2,963

2008 44.6% 80,513 53.8% 97,047 1.6% 2,951

2004 53.0% 87,122 46.4% 76,309 0.6% 1,056

2000 52.7% 71,273 43.7% 59,150 3.6% 4,874

1996 46.3% 56,289 41.0% 49,887 12.8% 15,542

1992 40.3% 52,939 35.0% 46,031 24.7% 32,437

1988 62.4% 70,153 36.5% 41,040 1.1% 1,251

1984 65.9% 74,605 33.5% 37,849 0.6% 691

1980 56.4% 60,576 33.9% 36,449 9.6% 10,360

1976 50.6% 54,452 47.4% 50,994 2.0% 2,107

1972 62.4% 66,172 34.5% 36,563 3.2% 3,392

1968 46.5% 50,623 45.8% 49,877 7.7% 8,424

1964 33.2% 36,726 66.4% 73,444 0.4% 476

1960 54.8% 61,743 44.9% 50,572 0.4% 391

1956 57.3% 57,258 42.4% 42,349 0.3% 320

1952 52.4% 51,720 46.5% 45,874 1.1% 1,074

1948 43.6% 35,608 52.7% 43,075 3.7% 3,043

1944 43.3% 35,274 53.9% 43,889 2.8% 2,247

1940 36.9% 32,111 61.3% 53,301 1.8% 1,530

1936 30.2% 26,699 64.4% 56,907 5.3% 4,721

1932 37.1% 27,073 40.8% 29,763 22.2% 16,187

1928 64.0% 47,073 25.8% 18,960 10.2% 7,481

1924 51.4% 28,186 31.4% 17,220 17.3% 9,487

1920 47.7% 22,221 39.4% 18,361 12.9% 6,009

1916 34.3% 11,937 55.4% 19,267 10.3% 3,565

1912 8.8% 3,032 47.5% 16,430 43.7% 15,098

1908 41.0% 13,642 52.3% 17,381 6.8% 2,245

1904 46.3% 15,539 48.7% 16,357 5.0% 1,683

1900 41.5% 13,952 56.6% 19,013 1.9% 628

1896 43.3% 14,318 54.7% 18,099 2.0% 665

1892 34.8% 10,077 64.2% 18,602 1.1% 312

1888 36.7% 10,626 62.5% 18,105 0.9% 261

* Democratic : 120,282 (46.28%) * Republican : 100,813 (38.79%) * Other parties / No party: 38,823 (14.94%)

The first time since 1964 that a Democrat carried Berks in a Presidential election occurred in November 2008, with Barack Obama receiving 53.9% of the vote to John McCain 's 44.7%. The other three statewide winners ( Rob McCord
Rob McCord
for Treasurer, Jack Wagner for Auditor General, and Tom Corbett for Attorney General) also carried it. While Republicans have controlled the commissioner majority most of the time and continue to control most county row offices, Democrats have become more competitive in Berks in recent years. In the 2012 Presidential election, Mitt Romney carried the county by approximately a one-percent margin, 49.6% to 48.6%, however, in 2016, Donald Trump carried Berks by a much larger margin of 52.9% to 42.7%.

EDUCATION

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Public School Districts

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

* Albright College * Alvernia University
Alvernia University
* Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
* Penn State Berks
Penn State Berks
* Reading Area Community College

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS

* Antietam School District * Boyertown Area School District * Brandywine Heights Area School District * Conrad Weiser
Conrad Weiser
Area School District * Daniel Boone Area School District * Exeter Township School District * Fleetwood Area School District * Governor Mifflin School District * Hamburg Area School District * Kutztown Area School District * Muhlenberg School District * Oley Valley School District * Reading School District
Reading School District
* Schuylkill Valley School District * Tulpehocken Area School District * Twin Valley School District * Upper Perkiomen School District * Wilson School District * Wyomissing Area School District

PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS

* Berks Christian School in Birdsboro * Blue Mountain Academy , a Seventh-day Adventist boarding school in Tilden Township * Conestoga Christian School in Morgantown, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
* Fairview Christian School in Reading * Gateway Christian School in Mertztown * The King's Academy in Mohrsville * Berks Catholic High School in Reading

TECHNICAL AND TRADE SCHOOLS

* Berks Technical Institute * Pace Institute * Reading Hospital School of Nursing * Berks Career and Technology Center (east campus in Oley, west campus in Leesport)

ARTS AND CULTURE

The Reading Public Museum is an art, science, and history museum.

The Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps are an all-age drum corps based in Berks County. The corps, founded in 1957, is a charter member Drum Corps Associates and an 11-time DCA World Champion.

Reading is home to one opera company, Berks Opera Company, founded in 2007 as Berks Opera Workshop. They were named Arts and Entertainment Newsmaker of the Year in 2015.

There are two Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
state parks and a Natural Area in Berks County.

* Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center is south of Reading on land once owned by Jacob Nolde , a prominent Reading businessman and Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
environmentalist. * French Creek State Park , a former Recreational Demonstration Area , straddles the Berks and Chester County line. * Ruth Zimmerman Natural Area , part of the William Penn
William Penn
Forest District in Oley.

There are two Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Historic Sites in Berks County.

* Conrad Weiser
Conrad Weiser
Homestead near Womelsdorf . * Daniel Boone Homestead near Birdsboro .

The Old Morlatton Village in Douglassville is maintained by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County . The village is composed of four historic structures: White Horse Inn, George Douglass Mansion, Bridge keeper's House, and the Mouns Jones House, constructed in 1716, which is the oldest recorded building in the county.

COMMUNITIES

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities , boroughs , townships , and towns . The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Berks County:

CITY

* Reading (county seat)

BOROUGHS

* Adamstown (mostly in Lancaster County ) * Bally * Bechtelsville * Bernville * Birdsboro * Boyertown * Centerport * Fleetwood * Hamburg * Kenhorst * Kutztown * Laureldale * Leesport * Lenhartsville * Lyons * Mohnton * Mount Penn * New Morgan * Robesonia * St. Lawrence * Shillington * Shoemakersville * Sinking Spring * Topton * Wernersville * West Leesport * West Reading * Womelsdorf * Wyomissing

TOWNSHIPS

A farm in Windsor Township

* Albany * Alsace * Amity * Bern * Bethel * Brecknock * Caernarvon * Centre * Colebrookdale * Cumru * District * Douglass * Earl * Exeter * Greenwich * Heidelberg * Hereford * Jefferson * Longswamp * Lower Alsace * Lower Heidelberg * Maidencreek * Marion * Maxatawny * Muhlenberg * North Heidelberg * Oley * Ontelaunee * Penn * Perry * Pike * Richmond * Robeson * Rockland * Ruscombmanor * South Heidelberg * Spring * Tilden * Tulpehocken * Union * Upper Bern * Upper Tulpehocken * Washington * Windsor

CENSUS-DESIGNATED PLACES

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

* Alleghenyville * Alsace Manor * Amity Gardens * Baumstown * Bethel * Blandon * Bowers * Colony Park * Dauberville * Douglassville * Dryville * Edenburg * Flying Hills * Fox Chase * Frystown * Gibraltar * Gouglersville * Greenfields * Grill * Hereford * Hyde Park * Jacksonwald * Kempton * Kutztown University * Lincoln Park * Lorane * Mertztown * Mohrsville * Montrose Manor * Morgantown * Mount Aetna * Muhlenberg Park * New Berlinville * New Jerusalem * New Schaefferstown * Oley * Pennside * Pennwyn * Rehrersburg * Reiffton * Riverview Park * Schubert * Shartlesville * South Temple * Springmont * Spring Ridge * Stony Creek Mills * Stouchsburg * Temple * Virginville * Walnuttown * West Hamburg * West Lawn * West Wyomissing * Whitfield

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES

* Geigertown * North Heidelberg * Pine Swamp * Plowville * Pricetown * Scarlets Mill * State Hill * Strausstown * Brownsville * Blue Marsh * Leinbachs * Wooltown * Cacoosing

POPULATION RANKING

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Berks County.

† county seat

RANK CITY/TOWN/ETC. MUNICIPAL TYPE POPULATION (2010 CENSUS)

1 † READING City 88,082

2 WYOMISSING Borough 10,461

3 BLANDON CDP 7,152

4 SHILLINGTON Borough 5,273

5 BIRDSBORO Borough 5,163

6 KUTZTOWN Borough 5,012

7 WHITFIELD CDP 4,733

8 HAMBURG Borough 4,289

9 LORANE CDP 4,236

10 PENNSIDE CDP 4,215

11 WEST READING Borough 4,212

12 REIFFTON CDP 4,178

13 FLEETWOOD Borough 4,085

14 BOYERTOWN Borough 4,055

15 SINKING SPRING Borough 4,008

16 LAURELDALE Borough 3,911

17 WEST WYOMISSING CDP 3,407

18 AMITY GARDENS CDP 3,402

19 JACKSONWALD CDP 3,393

20 RIVERVIEW PARK CDP 3,380

21 MOUNT PENN Borough 3,106

22 MOHNTON Borough 3,043

23 KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY CDP 2,918

24 KENHORST Borough 2,877

25 WOMELSDORF Borough 2,810

26 FLYING HILLS CDP 2,568

27 HYDE PARK CDP 2,528

28 WERNERSVILLE Borough 2,494

29 TOPTON Borough 2,069

30 ROBESONIA Borough 2,061

31 WEST HAMBURG CDP 1,979

32 LEESPORT Borough 1,918

33 TEMPLE CDP 1,877

34 ST. LAWRENCE Borough 1,809

35 WEST LAWN CDP 1,715

36 FOX CHASE CDP 1,622

37 LINCOLN PARK CDP 1,615

38 GRILL CDP 1,468

39 SOUTH TEMPLE CDP 1,424

40 MUHLENBERG PARK CDP 1,420

41 SHOEMAKERSVILLE Borough 1,378

42 NEW BERLINVILLE CDP 1,368

43 OLEY CDP 1,282

44 GREENFIELDS CDP 1,170

45 ALLEGHENYVILLE CDP 1,134

46 BALLY Borough 1,090

47 COLONY PARK CDP 1,076

48 STONY CREEK MILLS CDP 1,045

49 SPRING RIDGE CDP 1,003

50 BERNVILLE Borough 955

51 BECHTELSVILLE Borough 942

52 HEREFORD CDP 930

53 DAUBERVILLE CDP 848

54 MORGANTOWN CDP 826

55 PENNWYN CDP 780

56 SPRINGMONT CDP 724

57 EDENBURG CDP 681

58 GIBRALTAR CDP 680

59 MERTZTOWN CDP 664

60 NEW JERUSALEM CDP 649

61 MONTROSE MANOR CDP 604

62 STOUCHSBURG CDP 600

63 GOUGLERSVILLE CDP 548

64 BETHEL CDP 499

65 WALNUTTOWN CDP 484

T-66 LYONS Borough 478

T-66 ALSACE MANOR CDP 478

67 SHARTLESVILLE CDP 455

68 DOUGLASSVILLE CDP 448

69 BAUMSTOWN CDP 422

70 DRYVILLE CDP 398

71 CENTERPORT Borough 387

72 MOHRSVILLE CDP 383

73 FRYSTOWN CDP 380

74 MOUNT AETNA CDP 354

75 STRAUSSTOWN Borough 342

76 BOWERS CDP 326

77 REHRERSBURG CDP 319

78 VIRGINVILLE CDP 309

79 SCHUBERT CDP 249

80 NEW SCHAEFFERSTOWN CDP 223

81 KEMPTON CDP 169

82 LENHARTSVILLE Borough 165

83 NEW MORGAN Borough 71

NOTABLE PEOPLE

* William Addams , congressman from Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
* Kenny Brightbill , Nascar Driver and Local Dirt Racing Legend * Priscilla Ahn
Priscilla Ahn
, folk musician and singer-songwriter * Chad Billingsley , pitcher for the Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Phillies * Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone
, American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman (1734–1820) * Steve Burns
Steve Burns
, musician and former Blue\'s Clues host * James Henry Carpenter
James Henry Carpenter
(1846–1898), Civil War sailor, officer, founder of Carpenter Technology Corporation * Bob Cesca , animator, political author and columnist/blogger for The Huffington Post * Jack Coggins , illustrator, author and artist, lived in Boyertown from 1948–2006 * Rocky Colavito
Rocky Colavito
, former Major League Baseball player * Kerry Collins , professional football player (Panthers, Saints, Giants, Raiders, Titans, and Colts) * Michael Constantine , actor, star of Room 222
Room 222
and My Big Fat Greek Wedding * Amy Cuddy , Harvard psychologist and TED Talks speaker * Carl Furillo
Carl Furillo
, (1922-1989) Former Brooklyn-Los Angeles Dodgers right-fielder * John Henry Gilmore, Jr. , professional football player (Saints, Bears, and Buccaneers) * Kate Gosselin of the Gosselin family, Reality TV
Reality TV
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* Philadelphia
Philadelphia
portal * Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
portal

* National Register of Historic Places listings in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

FOOTNOTES

* ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25. * ^ A B "State & County QuickFacts". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2013. * ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. * ^ "2010 Census
Census
Gazetteer Files". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2015. * ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. * ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States
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Census
Census
Bureau. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2015. * ^ "Historical Census
Census
Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 5, 2015. * ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States
United States
Census Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 2015. * ^ " Census
Census
2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 5, 2015. * ^ http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/sdc/pasdc_files/census2010/Berks%20County.pdf * ^ * ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb * ^ A B "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2016-02-13. * ^ A B Center, Legislativate Data Processing. "Find Your Legislator". The official website for the Pennsylvania
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General Assembly. Retrieved 2017-05-23. * ^ Voting & Election Statistics * ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS * ^ http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?ElectionID=28 electionreturns.state.pa.us * ^ http://elections.co.berks.pa.us/results/default.aspx. Retrieved 16 November 2016. Missing or empty title= (help ) * ^ http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_20031119.pdf * ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607–1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. * ^ http://businessweekly.readingeagle.com/sheer-genius. Missing or empty title= (help ) * ^ "Tolleson, Arizona". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 24, 2012.

FURTHER READING

* F.W. Balthaser, The Story of Berks County, Pennsylvania. Reading, PA: Reading Eagle
Reading Eagle
Press, 1925. * D.B. Brunner, The Indians of Berks County, Pa., Being a Summary of all the Tangible Records of the Aborigines of Berks County, with Cuts and Descriptions of the Varieties of Relics Found within the County. Reading, PA: Eagle Book Print, 1897. * Morton L. Montgomery, History of Berks County in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Everts, Peck MARGIN:0 4EM">PLACES ADJACENT TO BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

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Municipalities and communities of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States

County seat : READING

CITY

* Reading

BOROUGHS

* Adamstown ‡ * Bally * Bechtelsville * Bernville * Birdsboro * Boyertown * Centerport * Fleetwood * Hamburg * Kenhorst * Kutztown * Laureldale * Leesport * Lenhartsville * Lyons * Mohnton * Mount Penn * New Morgan * Robesonia * St. Lawrence * Shillington * Shoemakersville * Sinking Spring * Topton * Wernersville * West Reading * Womelsdorf * Wyomissing

TOWNSHIPS

* Albany * Alsace * Amity * Bern * Bethel * Brecknock * Caernarvon * Centre * Colebrookdale * Cumru * District * Douglass * Earl * Exeter * Greenwich * Heidelberg * Hereford * Jefferson * Longswamp * Lower Alsace * Lower Heidelberg * Maidencreek * Marion * Maxatawny * Muhlenberg * North Heidelberg * Oley * Ontelaunee * Penn * Perry * Pike * Richmond * Robeson * Rockland * Ruscombmanor * South Heidelberg * Spring * Tilden * Tulpehocken * Union * Upper Bern * Upper Tulpehocken * Washington * Windsor

CDPS

* Alleghenyville * Alsace Manor * Amity Gardens * Baumstown * Bethel * Blandon * Bowers * Colony Park * Dauberville * Douglassville * Dryville * Edenburg * Flying Hills * Fox Chase * Frystown * Gibraltar * Gouglersville * Greenfields * Grill * Hereford * Hyde Park * Jacksonwald * Kempton * Kutztown University * Lincoln Park * Lorane * Mertztown * Mohrsville * Montrose Manor * Morgantown ‡ * Mount Aetna * Muhlenberg Park * New Berlinville * New Jerusalem * New Schaefferstown * Oley * Pennside * Pennwyn * Rehrersburg * Reiffton * Riverview Park * Schubert * Shartlesville * South Temple * Spring Ridge * Springmont * Stony Creek Mills * Stouchsburg * Temple * Virginville * Walnuttown * West Hamburg * West Lawn * West Wyomissing * Whitfield

Unincorporated communities

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FOOTNOTES ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania
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ATTRACTIONS

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Mall * Fairgrounds Square Mall * Santander Arena

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INDUSTRY

* Boscov\'s * Carpenter Technology Corporation * Penske Truck Leasing
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Philadelphia
and Reading Railroad (defunct) * Daniels Motor Company (defunct) * VF Corporation
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(former)

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