Reading, Pennsylvania

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Reading is a city in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA, and seat of Berks County. Reading is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area and had a population of 88,082 as of the 2010 census.











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A Taste of Reading, Pennsylvania

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT READING?

  1. Overlooking the city on Mount Penn is Reading's symbol, a Japanese-style pagoda visible from almost everywhere in town and referred to locally as "The Pagoda". It was built in 1908 as a hotel and restaurant, but was never used for that purpose. It remains a tourist attraction. In 2007, plans were announced to renovate the area surrounding the Pagoda. The vision is to include walking paths and, possibly, a new mountaintop restaurant.

  2. The median income for a household in the city was $26,698, and the median income for a family was $31,067.

  3. The climate in and around Reading is variable, but relatively mild overall. Summers are very warm and humid, with average July highs around 85 °F. Extended periods of heat and high humidity do occur. On average, there are about 15–20 days per year where the temperature exceeds 90 °F. Autumn tends to be quite pleasant, as the heat and humidity of summer move out and clearer skies and lower humidity and temperatures move in. Winters can occasionally be harsh, but it is rarely long-lived. A respectable snowstorm will occur from time to time, but the harsher winter conditions experienced to the north and west don't often visit Greater Reading. It is not unusual for temperatures to fall to 0 °F at least once per winter, but rarely are below zero temperatures reported.

Radio Stations
WZZD 88.1 FM Warwick, PA Christian Contemporary
WLAN 96.9 FM Lancaster, PA Top-40
WUSL 98.9 FM Philadelphia, PA Hip Hop
WPHI 100.3 FM Media, PA Hip Hop
WLEV 100.7 FM Allentown, PA Adult Contemporary
WDAS 105.3 FM Philadelphia, PA Urban Contemporary
WIOV 1240 AM Reading, PA Sports
WPAZ 1370 AM Pottstown, PA Variety

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Demographics of Reading, Pennsylvania

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

48.8%

14.0%

0.2%

1.4%

56.3%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.




Famous Blacks from Reading, Pennsylvania







Businesses in Reading, Pennsylvania


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - BLACK HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. African American Hair Braiding Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   917 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601-3608 (610) 685-1107

  2. Mariame's Top Notch African American Hair Braiding Shop -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   923 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601-3608 (610) 685-0850


CULTURE

  1. Central Pan African American -  Category: Museum -   119 North 10th Street, Reading, PA 19601-3704 (610) 371-8713 - (visit website)


BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. NAACP - Reading Branch -  Category: NAACP Services -  1542 Singer Road Reading, PA 19610-1132 (610) 670-5399


DINING - CATERING

  1. Just a Little Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   20 S. 4th St. Reading, PA 19602 (610) 373-7340   - (visit website)

  2. Maybelle's Louisiana Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   501 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601 (610) 898-0101




VIDEO CONNECTION


On April 25 - 26th, 2009, the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum (CPAAM), located in Reading, Pa., invited the public to its Second Annual Berks County Underground Railroad Tour. This video was taken by me while on tour at the museum's location at the Old Bethel AME Church, 119 N. 10th Street, in Reading, Pa.















CHURCHES

  1. Bethel A M E Church -  330 West Windsor Street - Reading, PA, 19601 (610) 376-7555

  2. Isalmic Center of Reading -  614 Lancaster Ave - Reading, PA, 19611 (610) 478-0786

  3. New Hope Baptist Church -  621 Church St, Reading, Berks County, PA. (610) 373-9902  - (visit website)

  4. Shiloh Mennonite Church -  421 Bingaman Street - Reading, PA, 19602 (610) 372-1997









ANNUAL EVENTS

  1. Black History Month
    (February)   Art exhibits in February (610) 898-7684   - (watch video)

    Held at Boscov’s North, Fairgrounds Square Mall.





 

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