About Us - Reading Redevelopment Authority

City of Reading & Berks County at a Glance

Population, 2010 U.S. Census: 83,004
Climate, Temperature Averages: Mean Value 51;
January 36 high and 17 low;
July 85 high and 63 low
Top Employers: Reading Hospital & Medical Center
East Penn Manufacturing
Carpenter Technology (Cartech)
Wal-Mart Stores
Redners Warehouse Market
Boscov's Department Store
Berks County Intermediate Services
Weis Markets
Penske Truck Leasing
Reading School District
Berks County Government
PA Government
St. Joseph Medical Center
Major Cities, 3-hour radius: Lancaster (30 miles)
Harrisburg (45 miles)
Allentown/Bethlehem (45 miles)
Philadelphia (56 miles)
Baltimore (108 miles)
New York City (125 miles)
Washington, D.C. (147 miles)
Area Arts Organizations: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
The Miller Center for the Arts
Sovereign Performing Arts Center
Reading Symphony Orchestra
The Reading Public Museum & Planetarium
City Attractions: Annual Berks Jazz Fest, end of March/early April
Reading Phillies (baseball), April-October season
Reading Royals (ice hockey), October-March season
Reading Express (indoor football)
Pagoda at the top of Mount Penn, 30-mile panorama
Sovereign Center
Area Colleges & Universities: Alvernia University
Albright College
State University of Pennsylvania, Berks Campus
Reading Area Community College
Kutztown University