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Hereford is a township in Berks County, in the Reading metro area.
The community was named after Herfordshire in England, home of ironworkers who moved here
The latitude of Hereford is 40.449N. The longitude is -75.552W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,174.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hereford 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 18056 ZIP code.
36% of Hereford residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hereford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hereford was $21,661, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Hereford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hereford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,291.
Berks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hereford political report.
The average commute time for Hereford workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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