Laureldale, Pennsylvania

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Laureldale, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Laureldale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Laureldale Low Property Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 10% Laureldale Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Laureldale Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Laureldale Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Laureldale People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Laureldale Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Laureldale, Pennsylvania

Comparing Laureldale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Racial Diversity 7 8
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Housing Recently Built 2 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 5 5

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Laureldale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Berks
Metro Area Reading
Standard Zip Codes 19605
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.388
Longitude -75.918

Laureldale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
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Laureldale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,759 100%
Male 1,777 47.3%
Female 1,982 52.7%
Under 18 761 20.2%
18+ 2,998 79.8%
65+ 842 22.4%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.8
White 3,605 95.9%
African-American 28 0.7%
Asian 14 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 76 2%
Mixed Race 33 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 204 5.4%

Estimated Laureldale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,752
Growth -7
Growth % -0.2%

Laureldale Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42.2%
Italian 12.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
Pennsylvania German 6%
Polish 5.5%
Irish 5.4%
Dutch 4.4%
English 3.8%
US/American 3.8%
Welsh 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Greek 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Slovene 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Scottish 0.4%
Romanian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Laureldale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Berkley (19605)
Bernharts (19605)
Muhlenburg Park (19605)
Ontelaunee (19605)
River View Park (19605)
Tuckerton (19605)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Laureldale 3,759 $48,846
Mount Penn 3,016 $47,917
Reading 81,207 $31,067
St. Lawrence 1,812 $56,679
West Reading 4,049 $43,472
Wyomissing 8,587 $78,112
Wyomissing Hills 2,568 $71,193

Laureldale Public Libraries

Muhlenberg Community Library
Laureldale, Pennsylvania
(610) 929-0589

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Laureldale High Schools (2004)

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Serves 994 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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