West Lawn, Pennsylvania

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West Lawn, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% West Lawn Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% West Lawn Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% West Lawn People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% West Lawn Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of West Lawn, Pennsylvania

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 5
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
People Living Alone 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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West Lawn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 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 19609
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.329
Longitude -75.994

West Lawn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.2 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 6.8 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 15.2 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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West Lawn Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,597 100%
Male 765 47.9%
Female 832 52.1%
Under 18 355 22.2%
18+ 1,242 77.8%
65+ 309 19.3%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.83
White 1,532 95.9%
African-American 26 1.6%
Asian 21 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 7 0.4%
Mixed Race 11 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 1.5%

Estimated West Lawn Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,578
Growth -19
Growth % -1.2%

West Lawn 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 43.4%
Italian 10.1%
Polish 7.5%
Irish 5.7%
US/American 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
English 4.9%
Pennsylvania German 4.2%
Dutch 2.7%
Lebanese 1.4%
Scottish 1.2%
Greek 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1%
Welsh 1%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Haitian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lincoln Park (19609)
Springmont (19609)

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

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Serves 1,277 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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