Map Data
Location-Based Insight
The maps below provide visualizations of a variety of indicator data, showing how they impact Berks County in different ways. These maps provide Berks County area data but get more interesting as you zoom in to view the data at the census-tract level. Here, we can see how indicators such as poverty and income vary tremendously within our county.
Children & Youth

Children Living in Poverty
The number of children under 18 who live below the federally defined poverty line, expressed as a percentage of all children under 18. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2015, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $24,250.

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Single-Parent Families
The proportion of single-parent families with children under 18, as a percentage of all families with children under 18.

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Demographics

Foreign-Born Population
The percentage of the population in a region that is foreign-born, which includes anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. People who become U.S. citizens through naturalization are considered foreign-born.

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Language Diversity
The share of people 5 and older in a geographic area who speak a language other than English at home. This includes both people who speak English well and those who do not.

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Financial Self-Sufficiency

Median Household Income
Median household income, in 2015 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.

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People Living in Poverty
The share of residents with incomes below the federal poverty level. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2015, the threshold for a four-person family was $24,250.

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Working Poor
The number of employed individuals whose incomes fall below the poverty line. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. The poverty line for a family of 4 was $24,250 in 2015.

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Housing

Occupied Housing Units
The percentage of residential housing units that are unoccupied or vacant.

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Homeownership Rates
The percentage of all occupied housing units (not vacant) that are owner-occupied (not rented).

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Housing Affordability for Homeowners
The median home value divided by the median household income, adjusted for inflation.

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Housing Affordability for Renters
The proportion of household income that goes toward monthly rent, utilities and fuel, calculated by dividing median rent by median household income for renters.

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Living

Dams
The number of dams per 100 square miles.

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Transportation

Means of Transportation to Work
The type of transportation that workers over the age of 16 use daily to commute to work, expressed as a percentage of all workers with jobs outside the home.

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Average Travel Time to Work
The average time, in minutes, it takes a commuter to travel to his or her workplace.

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Households Without Vehicles
The number of households that do not report having a vehicle kept at the home and available for use, expressed as a percentage of all households.

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