Latest Data (2016)
Population 87,575
Nationwide Rank 375

Quick Facts

Reading, Pennsylvania is the 375th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Reading, Pennsylvania is a city.

Reading, Pennsylvania is currently 21.2% smaller than it was in 1930, the year of its peak recorded population.

Reading, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 66% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Reading, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
365 Indio, California 88,488 75.8%
366 Norwalk, Connecticut 88,438 6.4%
367 Waukegan, Illinois 88,182 -0.1%
368 Sugar Land, Texas 88,177 35.8%
369 Fort Smith, Arkansas 88,133 9.2%
370 Hawthorne, California 88,031 4.5%
371 Nashua, New Hampshire 87,882 1.2%
372 Chino, California 87,776 25.3%
373 Kirkland, Washington 87,701 94.7%
374 Edinburg, Texas 87,650 79.1%
375 Reading, Pennsylvania 87,575 7.7%
376 Bellingham, Washington 87,574 29.1%
377 Citrus Heights, California 87,432 2.4%
378 Whittier, California 86,883 3.6%
379 Ogden, Utah 86,701 11.8%
380 Newport Beach, California 86,688 9.6%
381 Champaign, Illinois 86,637 22.9%
382 Duluth, Minnesota 86,293 0.0%
383 O'Fallon, Missouri 86,274 69.4%
384 Clifton, New Jersey 85,845 8.5%
385 Alhambra, California 85,474 0.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
231 Allentown 120,443 12.9%
308 Erie 98,593 -4.8%
375 Reading 87,575 7.7%
439 Scranton 77,291 1.8%
462 Bethlehem 75,293 5.6%
629 Lancaster 59,218 4.3%
777 Harrisburg 48,904 0.0%
848 Altoona 44,589 -9.7%
859 York 43,859 6.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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