West Reading is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,190 people and just one neighborhood, West Reading is the 353rd largest community in Pennsylvania. West Reading has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some boroughs, West Reading isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Reading are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Reading is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Reading who work in office and administrative support (22.95%), sales jobs (10.76%) and food service (8.04%).
Also of interest is that West Reading has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
One of the benefits of West Reading is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.76 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.