All Indicators

INDICATORS
Early Prenatal Care
The number of births to women who initiated prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy (before 13 weeks gestation), expressed as a percentage of all live births.
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity
The number of births to women who initiated prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy (before 13 weeks gestation), expressed as a percentage of all live births within each racial and ethnic group.
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 2018, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $25,465.
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity
The number of children under 18 within a racial or ethnic group who live below the federally defined poverty line, expressed as a percentage of all children under 18 with the same racial or ethnic group. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2018, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $25,465.
Single-Parent Families
The proportion of single-parent families with children under 18, as a percentage of all families with children under 18.
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity
The proportion of single-parent families with children under 18 in various racial and ethnic groups.
Disengaged Youth
The percentage of the population between ages 16 and 19 that is not enrolled in school and not working (either unemployed or not in the labor force).
Live Births to Teen Mothers
The number of babies born to females between ages 15 and 19, expressed as a rate per 1,000 females in this age range.
Population by Age
The change in population of a geographic area broken down by selected age groups since 2000.
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels
The number of children under age 6 with blood lead levels 10 micrograms per deciliter or higher as a proportion of those tested within the year (either with a finger stick or venous blood screening). Only children who did not previously have an elevated blood lead level are included in this measure.
Change in Population by Age and Gender
The growth or decline in the number of residents of a geographic area, broken down by gender and age.
Change in Total Population by Race/Ethnicity
The growth or decline in the number of residents of a geographic area, broken down by racial and ethnic groups.
Households by type
The percentage of households comprised of married couples (with and without children), singles, and other variations.
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.
Seniors Living Alone
The share of residents 65 or older in a geographic area who are living alone.
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.
Unemployment Rate
Unemployed individuals are those without jobs who are able, available and actively seeking work. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the total labor force (the total number of employed and unemployed individuals 16 or older and not living in prisons, mental hospitals or nursing homes).
Change in Labor Force
Growth or decline in the total number of people available for work, including currently employed individuals, unemployed individuals, and individuals able to work but not actively seeking work at the time.
Employment to Population ratio
The number of employed people living in Berks County divided by the population of 16- to 64-year-olds.
Change in Jobs by Sector
The net growth or decline in jobs by sector, shown as a percentage gain or loss.
Sector Share of Total Jobs
The number of jobs in specific sectors, shown as a percentage of total jobs.
Average Salary by Sector
The average annual salary paid to workers in each economic sector.
Change in Average Salary by Sector
The growth or decline in average salary, shown as a percentage gain or loss since 2000, in each economic sector.
People Entering/Leaving County/Region for Work
The proportion of workers who came into or left a region for work during the year.
Public Assistance
Income to individuals from governmental programs (welfare/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, unemployment and food stamps), expressed on a per capita basis.
Spending for Local Governments
The annual per capita spending by local governments, adjusted for inflation.
Spending for Counties
The annual per capita spending by county governments, adjusted for inflation.
Spending for School Districts
The annual per capita spending for public education in a county, adjusted for inflation.
Prekindergarten Participation
The number of children ages 3 or 4 enrolled in public pre-kindergarten education programs, expressed as a percentage of all children ages 3 or 4.
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch
The number of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch as a percentage of total K-12 enrollment. Students are eligible for free lunch if their family's income is at or below 130% of the federal poverty threshold and for reduced price lunch if income is 130-185% of that threshold.
English Language Learners
Students who speak a language other than English and who are not yet English proficient, as a percentage of all students.
Students Receiving Special Education Services
Percent of students (ages 6-21) classified with disabilities and receiving special education services.
Per Student Spending
Total spending by public school districts, divided by total pupils.
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
The number of students graduating after four years of high school, expressed as a percentage of their cohort. A cohort is a class of ninth-graders beginning high school in the same academic year.
Education Levels of Adults
The number of residents with a particular level of education, expressed as a percentage of all residents 25 and older.
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity
The number of residents with a particular level of education in a region, expressed as a percentage of all residents 25 and older, broken down by race and ethnicity.
Brain Drain/Gain
The share of the population between the ages of 25 and 34 with a bachelorís or higher college degree.
Plans of High School Graduates
The self-reported post-graduation plans of high school graduates as reported to the state.
Enrollment in Local Colleges
The change since 2002 of people enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution (college, university, community college).
Median Household Income
Median household income, in 2018 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.
Median Household Income by Household Type
Median household income, in 2018 dollars, broken down by type of household. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.
Living Wage
The level of income needed for households of different sizes and types in a region to be able to pay for necessities, including housing and food, without outside assistance.
People Living in Poverty
The share of residents with incomes below the federal poverty level. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2018, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $25,465.
Working Poor
The number of employed individuals whose incomes fall below the poverty line. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2018, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $25,465.
People Receiving Federal Food Assistance
The share of people, including both adults and children, receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly called food stamps.
People Receiving Supplemental Security Income
The number of people receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), per 1,000 residents.
Health Status
The share of adults who report their perceived general health as "fair" or "poor" (as opposed to excellent, very good or good.
People Enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care
The percentage of people enrolled in Pennsylvania HealthChoices, a set of managed care programs that deliver Medicaid health benefits to eligible people, primarily those with low incomes and/or disabilities.
People Without Health Insurance
The percentage of people under 65 who are not covered by some form of health insurance, including public sources of health coverage such as Medicaid and Medicare.
Physically Inactive Adults
The share of adults who did not engage in leisure-time physical activity within the past 30 days, such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening or walking, as reported through a national survey.
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese
The percentage of adults who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 25. The index is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight. A person with a BMI between 25 and 30 is considered overweight, and those with a BMI over 30 are considered obese.
Students in 7-12 Overweight or Obese
The share of students in grades 7-12 who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is at or above the 85th percentile for their age and gender. The index is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight. Children are considered overweight if their BMI is at or above the 85th percentile for their age and gender, and they are considered obese at or above the 95th percentile.
Cancer Incidence
The age-adjusted rate of all new cancers diagnosed per 10,000 residents, averaged over three years.
Students in K-6 Overweight or Obese
The share of students in grades K-6 who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is at or above the 85th percentile for their age and gender. The index is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight. Children are considered overweight if their BMI is at or above the 85th percentile for their age and gender, and they are considered obese at or above the 95th percentile.
Prevalence of Mental Illness
The rate of individuals 18 and older reporting any mental illness or serious mental illness in the past 12 months.
Vacant Housing Units
The percentage of residential housing units that are unoccupied or vacant.
Homeownership Rates
The percentage of all occupied housing units (not vacant) that are owner-occupied (not rented).
Cost of Homeownership
The median home value divided by the median household income, adjusted for inflation.
Cost of Homeownership, by Race/Ethnicity
The median home value divided by the median household income, adjusted for inflation, and broken down for homeowners in various racial and ethnic groups.
Cost of Rent
The proportion of household income that goes toward monthly rent, utilities and fuel, calculated by dividing median rent by median household income for renters.
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity
The proportion of household income that goes toward monthly rent, utilities and fuel, calculated by dividing median rent by median household income for renters, presented for renters of various racial and ethnic groups.
Single-Family Home Sales
Total sales of single-family homes per year.
Median Single-Family Home Sale Price
The median price of single-family homes, broken down by year, in 2017 dollars.
Tourism Spending
The economic impact of the travel and tourism industry on a geographic area, measured by total expenditures related to travel/tourism.
Voter Registration Rate
The percentage of the voting-age population (18 and over) that is registered to vote.
Voter Participation Rate
The percentage of the voting-age population (18 and over) that voted in an election.
Average Charitable Giving
Contributions to charitable organizations, measured as an average per tax return with itemized contributions.
Contributions as a Percentage of Income
Contributions to charitable organizations, measured as a percentage of income.
Households With Internet Access
The percentage of households that have access to the Internet.
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Establishments
The number of establishments in the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector, shown as a rate per 10,000 people.
Toxic Chemical Releases
The pounds of toxic chemical releases per square mile in an area annually.
Violent Crimes
The number of reported violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault are included in violent crimes.
Property Crimes
The number of property crimes, per 1,000 residents. These crimes include arson, burglary, theft, fraud, embezzlement, and destruction/vandalism.
Incarceration Rates
The average daily county jail population, divided by the total population in the county, presented per 1,000 residents. This includes county inmates who are detained while awaiting trial, civilly committed or criminally sentenced but does not include inmates in state or federal prisons.
Drug Abuse Offenses
The number of reported drug abuse offenses in a geographic area, presented per 1,000 people.
Drug Abuse Arrests
The number of drug abuse arrests in a geographic area, presented per 1,000 residents.
Protection from Domestic Abuse
The number of new protection from abuse cases filed each year in a geographic area, presented per 1,000 residents.
Average Travel Time to Work
The average time, in minutes, it takes a commuter to travel to his or her workplace.
Crashes Involving Alcohol
The number of motor vehicle crashes in which authorities report that at least one driver or pedestrian involved used alcohol, expressed as a rate per 10,000 residents.
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.