Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Sinking Spring Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Sinking Spring College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

Comparing Sinking Spring 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
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 7 8
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Housing Recently Built 4 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 4 3

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Sinking Spring Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Berks
Metro Area Reading
Standard Zip Codes 19608
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.327
Longitude -76.011

Sinking Spring Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 7.4 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 15.5 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
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Sinking Spring Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,639 100%
Male 1,249 47.3%
Female 1,390 52.7%
Under 18 518 19.6%
18+ 2,121 80.4%
65+ 595 22.5%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.72
White 2,527 95.8%
African-American 28 1.1%
Asian 21 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 32 1.2%
Mixed Race 27 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 72 2.7%

Estimated Sinking Spring Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,443
Growth 804
Growth % 30.5%

Sinking Spring 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 35.9%
Italian 16.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
US/American 7.2%
Irish 7.2%
Polish 6.4%
English 4.9%
Pennsylvania German 3.5%
Welsh 2.3%
Dutch 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Jamaican 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Bermudan 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fritztown (19608)
Gouglersville (19608)
Mohns Hill (19608)

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)
Sinking Spring 2,639 $50,064
Mohnton 2,963 $56,174
Shillington 5,059 $52,500
West Lawn 1,597 $48,854
West Reading 4,049 $43,472
Wyomissing 8,587 $78,112
Wyomissing Hills 2,568 $71,193

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. West Reading, Pennsylvania 84.8   41.3% 26.3% 14.6% 18 $43,472 5.9% 10.7% 4,049 9.5% 47.2 0.2% 6.9
2. Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania 84.5   35.7% 21% 19.5% 22 $46,336 5.1% 13.2% 4,614 8.9% 28.2 0% 6.7
3. Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 83   40.6% 21.5% 17.3% 23 $41,081 5.5% 15% 6,131 9.7% 29 0.2% 9
4. Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania 82   34% 16.7% 24.2% 16 $42,500 3.5% 5.3% 5,383 16.7% 41.6 0.3% 8.2
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