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Hamburg is a borough in Berks County, in the Reading metro area.

The community was named for the city in Germany.

The latitude of Hamburg is 40.555N. The longitude is -75.982W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,112.


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Median household income
Local
$37,683
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hamburg demographic reports
Hamburg is on the Schuylkill River.
Former and merged names include:
· Kaercher Stadt
· Kaerchertown
Busy commercial center during the heyday of the Schuylkill Canal
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • King Frost Parade - October 27, 2007
  • Strawberry Festival - June 10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hamburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Appalachian Trail, Kaercher Creek Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berks County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Reading area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19526 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

42% of Hamburg residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hamburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hamburg was $20,689, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Hamburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Hamburg festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hamburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $433.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $930.


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Libraries in Hamburg include Hamburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Berks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hamburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hamburg workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Hamburg include Microtel Inn Hamburg.

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