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Reading is a township in Adams County, in the Adams County metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Reading. For links to other places called Reading, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Reading is 39.951N. The longitude is -77.037W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,106.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Reading demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17372 ZIP code.
42% of Reading residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Reading ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Reading was $18,305, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Reading residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Reading, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $472. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $989.
Adams County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Reading political report.
The average commute time for Reading workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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