Leesport, Pennsylvania

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Leesport, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Leesport Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Leesport People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Leesport, Pennsylvania

Comparing Leesport 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Housing Recently Built 4 9
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Leesport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Berks
Metro Area Reading
Standard Zip Codes 19533
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.446
Longitude -75.977

Leesport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 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 7.1 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 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
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Leesport Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,805 100%
Male 894 49.5%
Female 911 50.5%
Under 18 488 27%
18+ 1,317 73%
65+ 209 11.6%
Median Age 35.1
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,773 98.2%
African-American 6 0.3%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 14 0.8%
Mixed Race 7 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 1.6%

Estimated Leesport Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,916
Growth 111
Growth % 6.1%

Leesport 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 45.8%
Italian 9.3%
US/American 7.9%
Pennsylvania German 6.4%
Irish 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Polish 4%
Dutch 3.7%
English 3.1%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Hungarian 1%
Welsh 0.9%
Russian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dauberville (19533)
Fairview Heights (19533)

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)
Leesport 1,805 $51,761
Bernville 865 $47,031
Centerport 327 $51,250
Hamburg 4,114 $50,957
Laureldale 3,759 $48,846
Shoemakersville 2,124 $47,917
West Reading 4,049 $43,472

Leesport Public Libraries

Sch Valley Community Library
Leesport, Pennsylvania
(610) 926-1555

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Leesport High Schools (2004)

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Serves 641 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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