Reading Fun Facts
List of airports near Reading:
- Reading Regional Airport
Sample list of newspapers published in Reading:
- Reading Eagle
There were about 9,153 mortgages in Reading in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Reading is located in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Reading's geo-coordinates are 40.3417° N, 75.9264° W.
Reading is located at 40°20′30″N 75°55′35″W / 40.34167°N 75.92639°W / 40.34167; -75.92639 (40.341692, -75.926301) in southeastern Pennsylvania, roughly 65 miles (105 km) northwest of Philadelphia.
Reading is in the Eastern Time Zone.
The city of Reading is protected by the 135 firefighters and paramedics of the Reading Fire and EMS Department(RFD).
Scheduled commercial airline service to Reading ended in 2004, when the last airline, USAir stopped flying into Reading.
There were about 661 foreclosures in Reading in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Reading is about 26.16 square kilometers with a population of 88,414 in the year 2011.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Reading:
- Ed Kemmer ( Actor )
- Taylor Swift ( Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Guitarist and Film Producer )
- Dorothy Christy ( Actor )
- Ray Dennis Steckler ( Film Director, Photographer, Cinematographer, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer and Film Editor )
- Michael Constantine ( Actor )
- Forrest Compton ( Actor )
- John R. Klauder ( Physicist )
- Anne Stevens ( Businessperson )
- Coit Albertson ( Actor )
- Chip Kidd ( Writer, Graphic Designer, Author, Editor and Musician )
- Jillian Murray ( Actor )
- John Barrasso ( Physician, Politician and Surgeon )
- Martin Cruz Smith ( Writer, Screenwriter and Novelist )
- Meg Foster ( Actor and Horse breeder )
- Megan Gallagher ( Actor )
- Roy Smeck ( Actor )
- Delores Wells ( Nude Glamour Model and Actor )
- Wallace Stevens ( Lawyer, Poet, Essayist and Writer )
- Daniel Ziegler
- Lenny Moore ( American football player )
- Two-Bits Homan ( American football player )
- Dave Schappell
- Donyell Marshall ( Basketball player )
- Adam Wilson
- Dorrell Jalloh ( American football player )
- Troy Snyder
- Allison Baver ( Short Track Speed Skater and Athlete )
- Damien Kane ( Wrestler )
- Joel Goodling
- Michael O'Pake ( Lawyer )
- Hunter Liggett
- Steve Kreider ( American football player )
- James Nagle
- Joseph Ritner
- William High Keim
- Kayla Collins ( Model and Pornographic actor )
- Keith Haring ( Artist )
- Clark Henry Wells
- Edward A. Noonan
- Daniel Henry Huyett III
- Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg ( Architect )
- William Muhlenberg Hiester
- Stephen Mull
- George Bradley ( Baseball player )
- Wayne Hoffman
- Gus Yatron
- Mike Pilat ( Presenter )
- Mike Pilot ( Presenter )
- Spencer Fullerton Baird ( Curator )
- Johnny Nagle
The climate in and around Reading is variable but relatively mild.
Reading was home to several movie and theater palaces in the early 20th Century.
There were 32,188 addresses in Reading in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The unemployment rate of Reading was 8.2% in the year 2008.
Population of Reading was 88,414 in the year 2011.
There were 30,104 households in Reading in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
List of sports teams from Reading:
- Reading Royals ( Ice Hockey )
The financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent nationwide recession stifled optimism; in November 2011 the PBS Newshour reported that Reading was officially the poorest city in the nation with 49% of inhabitants living below the poverty line.
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Reading:
- Vaughn D. Spencer ( Current Mayor, from 01 Jan 2012 )
- Eugene Shirk ( Mayor, from 1972 to 1976 )
Reading's official website is http://www.readingpa.gov/
The three letter airport code for Reading is RDG.