Latest Data (2017)
Population 88,423
Nationwide Rank 372

Quick Facts

Reading, Pennsylvania is the 372nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Reading, Pennsylvania is a city.

Reading, Pennsylvania is currently 20.5% smaller than it was in 1930, the year of its peak recorded population.

Reading, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 63% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Reading, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
362 Edinburg, Texas 90,280 84.4%
363 Suffolk, Virginia 90,237 40.5%
364 Chino, California 89,797 28.2%
365 Indio, California 89,793 78.4%
366 Fall River, Massachusetts 89,420 -2.9%
367 Bellingham, Washington 89,045 31.3%
368 Norwalk, Connecticut 89,005 7.1%
369 Newton, Massachusetts 88,994 6.2%
370 Kirkland, Washington 88,630 96.8%
371 Sugar Land, Texas 88,485 36.3%
372 Reading, Pennsylvania 88,423 8.7%
373 Nashua, New Hampshire 88,341 1.7%
374 Fort Smith, Arkansas 88,037 9.0%
375 Citrus Heights, California 87,931 2.9%
376 Hawthorne, California 87,854 4.3%
377 Waukegan, Illinois 87,729 -0.7%
378 O'Fallon, Missouri 87,597 72.0%
379 Champaign, Illinois 87,432 24.0%
380 Ogden, Utah 87,031 12.2%
381 Whittier, California 86,838 3.5%
382 Redwood City, California 86,685 14.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
231 Allentown 121,283 13.7%
317 Erie 97,369 -6.0%
372 Reading 88,423 8.7%
447 Scranton 77,605 2.3%
465 Bethlehem 75,707 6.2%
631 Lancaster 59,708 5.1%
782 Harrisburg 49,192 0.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 88,423 372
2016 87,575 375
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