Latest Data (2015)
Population 87,879
Nationwide Rank 367

Quick Facts

Reading, Pennsylvania is the 367th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Reading, Pennsylvania is a city.

Reading, Pennsylvania is currently 21.0% smaller than it was in 1930, the year of its peak recorded population.

Reading, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 65% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Reading, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
361 Hawthorne, California 5.0%
362 Fort Smith, Arkansas 9.2%
363 Suffolk, Virginia 37.3%
364 Sugar Land, Texas 35.8%
365 Livermore, California 19.1%
366 Nashua, New Hampshire 1.3%
367 Reading, Pennsylvania 8.0%
368 Concord, North Carolina 54.8%
369 Indio, California 73.9%
370 Whittier, California 4.3%
371 Kirkland, Washington 93.8%
372 Menifee, California 103.7%
373 Newport Beach, California 10.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2015 87,879 367
2014 87,812 357
2013 87,893 353
2012 88,102 346
2011 88,129 342
2010 88,082 338
2009 81,000 374
2008 80,883 367
2007 81,010 362
2006 80,876 359
2005 80,440 362
2004 80,435 357
2003 80,482 350
2002 80,594 347
2001 80,823 343
2000 81,309 333
1990 77,864 287
1950 109,320 96
1940 110,568 79
1930 111,171 76
1920 107,784 64
1910 96,071 55
1900 78,961 50
1890 58,661 48
1880 43,278 41
1870 33,930 36
1860 23,162 37
1850 15,743 43
1840 8,410 46