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People

Total Population 4,042
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,966
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 43.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.8%
Median Earnings25+ $39,266
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,115

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,015
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,028
Median House Value $176,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 14%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BLUE MARSH LAKE
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
Station READING 4 NNW
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
Station HAMBURG
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

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 Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sinking Spring Public Libraries

Library
Sinking Spring Public Library
506 PENN AVE
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
(610) 678-4311

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