Reading is located in east Pennsylvania. Reading is part of Berks County. Reading has 9.88 square miles of land area and 0.26 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Reading population is 88,051, which has grown 8.43% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 3.89% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Reading median household income is $26,867 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 0.63% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 32.44% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Reading median house value is $67,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 51.69% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 70.00% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Reading is worse than the state average in quality. The Reading area codes are 484, 610.