Education
Change in 25 to 34 Year-Olds


Change in 25 to 34 Year-Olds

What does this measure?

The net gain or loss of people between the ages of 25 and 34 over a decade.

Why is this important?

The presence of young adults provides a regional economy with a supply of young workers starting out in careers. A region with a vibrant economy, particularly in technology and/or innovation, will tend to attract more young adults, while a more stagnant region is likely to lose them.

How is our county performing?

While Berks County had slight losses in its young adult population during the early 2000s, this trend has since reversed. The young adult population surpassed its 2000 level in 2012. As of 2016, this population had increased 7% compared to 2000, a gain of about 3,200 people. Pennsylvania had steeper losses during the mid-2000s, but also since experienced growth level similar to Berks. The U.S. outpaced both the county and state with an increase in its young adult population of 12% during the same period.

Berks' increase in young adults was similar to Chester and Lebanon counties and less than Lancaster and Lehigh counties, both of which had 19% increases. Montgomery's young adult population was flat and Schuylkill had a 13% loss, or nearly 2,500 people.

Notes about the data

These data do not reflect the education levels of people in this age range; therefore, it is not a strictly accurate picture of brain drain or gain.

There may be additional research available on this topic. Click on Reports and Resources to learn more.

Change in 25 to 34 Year-Olds
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
United States0%-1%-1%-1%-1%-1%-1%-0%1%2%4%5%6%8%9%11%
Pennsylvania0%-2%-4%-4%-5%-5%-6%-6%-5%-3%-2%0%2%4%6%7%
Berks County0%-2%-3%-4%-3%-3%-3%-3%-3%-3%-2%-1%0%2%4%6%
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County0%-2%-3%-3%-3%-4%-4%-3%-2%-1%0%2%4%5%7%7%
Lancaster County0%-2%-3%-2%-2%-1%-1%0%2%3%4%6%9%11%15%17%
Lebanon County0%-3%-5%-5%-5%-4%-4%-3%-2%-0%1%2%4%4%5%6%
Lehigh County0%-1%-1%-0%0%1%2%3%5%5%8%11%12%13%15%17%
Montgomery County0%-1%-3%-4%-6%-8%-9%-9%-7%-5%-4%-2%-0%1%1%1%
Schuylkill County0%-3%-6%-8%-10%-11%-11%-12%-12%-12%-11%-11%-11%-11%-12%-12%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau




Number of 25 to 34 Year-Olds
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
United States39,804,49739,471,52239,349,64639,243,79539,266,55639,258,64739,395,17939,713,46340,207,47340,723,34241,215,21441,819,15542,328,64942,898,91643,547,16144,137,202
Pennsylvania1,551,6011,514,1091,493,9541,485,3511,476,7441,468,0431,460,9721,464,7781,480,9321,498,7831,519,3451,552,9101,584,4071,615,3001,643,1161,663,067
Berks County47,30546,43445,76445,60545,72845,93445,92245,72145,84345,93446,39347,00347,52048,31849,26750,002
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County109,338106,902105,874106,258106,126104,666104,630105,538106,794108,356109,434111,124113,326114,948116,548117,516
Lancaster County58,88657,48557,18457,46257,81258,16058,24358,89159,81160,38261,31862,57963,89665,58367,61868,895
Lebanon County14,83814,40814,15814,16414,13014,17914,27514,45514,59414,81914,92915,20815,38115,49415,58915,764
Lehigh County39,58139,24239,12439,49039,69540,10840,43640,61041,39241,73842,72543,81744,47844,88545,62346,176
Montgomery County100,70499,31698,17496,55994,28892,69991,51091,77093,94795,53197,00798,886100,566101,706102,081101,993
Schuylkill County19,37118,75818,26517,78417,34217,26217,29817,08217,07417,12117,15917,16917,28117,29717,05217,006

Source: U.S. Census Bureau




INDICATORS TREND | BERKS COUNTY
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth Maintaining
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Change in Population by Age and Gender Not Applicable
Change in Total Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Unemployment Rate Increasing
Change in Labor Force Increasing
Employment to Population Ratio Decreasing
Change in Jobs by Sector Not Applicable
Sector Share of Total Jobs Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
People Entering/Leaving Region for Work Not Applicable
Public Assistance Increasing
Local Government Spending Increasing
County Government Spending Decreasing
School District Spending Increasing
Quality Early Childhood Centers Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
English Language Learners Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 3 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance on High School Reading Increasing
Student Performance on High School Math Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Brain Drain/Gain Increasing
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Living Wage by Household Type Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Working Poor Maintaining
People Receiving Federal Food Assistance Increasing
Health Status Decreasing
Managed Medicaid Enrollment Increasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Adults Who Are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Children Who Are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Youth Who Are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Occupied Housing Units Not Applicable
Homeownership Rates Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Single-Family Home Sales Maintaining
Median Single-Family Home Sale Price Increasing
Tourism Spending Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income Increasing
Households With Internet Access Increasing
Dams Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing
Property Crimes Decreasing
Incarceration Rates Decreasing
Drug Abuse Offenses Increasing
Drug Abuse Arrests Increasing
Protection from Domestic Abuse Maintaining
Means of Transportation to Work Not Applicable
Average Travel Time to Work Increasing
Households Without Vehicles Decreasing
Crashes Involving Alcohol Decreasing