Regional Facts & Figures

Name
Berks County was named after Berkshire, England, home of William Penn's family. Likewise, Reading was named after the main town in Berkshire.

Population
Berks County: 373,638 (Census 2000)
Reading (county seat): 81,207 (Census 2000)

Area
Berks County: 864 square miles
Reading: 10.3 square miles

Elevation
Range: 200 to 1,500 feet above sea level
Average: 640 feet above sea level

Climate
  Temperature(Avg. Daily) Precipitation(Avg. Daily)
Month Maximum °F Minimum °F Rain Inches Snow Inches
January39263.18.0
February41262.68.4
March49333.85.5
April62433.4.4
May73533.80
June82633.70
July86674.30
August84664.10
September77583.30
October67482.80
November53283.41.0
December41283.16.2

In Case of Emergency
Residents or visitors of Berks County can dial 911 in case of emergency for fire, police, and ambulance.

Here's a quick snapshot of Berks County
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