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Overview

Introduction to Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in Berks county, is 14 miles NE of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 50 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is considered part of the Reading metropolitan area.

Kutztown History

Most of the area in Berks County was settled primarily by Germans from the Palatinate region. Kutztown was also settled by these Germans from southwest Germany. Peter Wentz owned a large tract of land which is presently Maxatawny Township. On June 16, 1755, George Kutz purchased around 130 acres from Wentz which later became known as Kutztown. Plans for the town were laid out in 1779. The place, which was earlier called Cootstown, was incorporated as a borough in 1815.

Kutztown and Nearby Attractions

  • Crystal Cave
  • Historical Society of Berks County Museum
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
  • Daniel Boone Homestead
  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom
  • Locust Lake State Park

Things To Do In Kutztown

Picnic areas, and opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing are available at Tuscarora State Park near the town. Locust Lake State Park and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary are also located nearby. Some of the museums to visit are Troxell-Steckel House and Park Museum, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, and Lock Ridge Furnace Museum. People celebrate Kutztown Fair and Heritage Harvest Fescht in August and October. Golfers may enjoy a game at Sittler Golf Center. Crystal Cave is a another popular attraction near Kutztown. Underground educational tours are also arranged at Crystal Cave.

Kutztown Transportation

Flights are available from Reading Regional Airport.

Kutztown Higher Education

Kutztown University is located in Kutztown. Other colleges nearby include Reading Area Community College, Penn State Berks, Alvernia College, and Albright College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,023
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+2,345
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.5%
Median Earnings25+$38,631
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,711

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,331
% Above Poverty Level78.3%
% Below Poverty Level21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone26%
Median Gross Rent$865
Median House Value$155,600

Ancestry

Italian12.7%
Irish10.8%
English7.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.9%
German4.6%
Hungarian3.7%
Polish3.3%
Canadian2.3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Russian1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Ukrainian1.2%
Scottish1%
Slovak0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Brazilian0.6%
Portuguese0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
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Kutztown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Berks County
Standard Zip Codes19530
Phone Area Codes484,610
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.52
Approximate Longitude-75.77

Kutztown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRODALE RESEARCH CENTER
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationHAMBURG
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationPALMERTON
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alburtis2,454$76,250
Dale1,067$39,531
Fleetwood4,084$76,062
Lenhartsville166$58,125
Shoemakersville1,325$66,750
Topton2,114$71,713

Kutztown Public Libraries

Kutztown Community Library
70 BIEBER ALLEY
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
(610) 683-5820

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Kutztown Public Schools

Kutztown Area Ms
10 Deisher Ln
ZIP: 19530
(610) 683-3575
Middle
Total Enrollment 330
Kutztown Area Shs
50 Trexler Ave
ZIP: 19530
(610) 683-7346
High
Total Enrollment 452
Kutztown El Sch
40 Normal Ave
ZIP: 19530
(610) 683-3557
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Weisenberg El Sch
2665 Golden Key Rd
ZIP: 19530
(610) 298-8661
Primary
Total Enrollment 450

Kutztown Private Schools

Hidden Valley School
149 High Rd
ZIP: 19530
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
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