Berks Vital Signs

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2009
Year of Last Input:
Last Updated: Dec 11 2023
Project Location:
Berks County
State / Province:
United States
Lead Organization:
Berks County Community Foundation
Type of Organization:
Foundation - Community

Geographic Scope

Municipality, County 

Issue Areas

Children & Youth, Civic Engagement, Demography, Economy, Education, Employment, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Infrastructure, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Transportation


Berks Vital Signs is an initiative of the Berks Community Foundation and Alvernia University . It is aimed at deepening knowledge and understanding of Berks County. The data and analysis will serve as a common source of information on critical topics that affect the health and progress of Berks County and inform community stakeholders, spur discussion and collaboration, and monitor our quality of life.

Our overview report will be updated annually, and the online data will be updated more frequently to allow for continual monitoring of the community’s evolving needs.

Using this data, the Berks Community Foundation will help the community create a shared vision for Berks future and build a data-driven civic agenda to realize that vision. The Berks Community Foundation will then facilitate partnerships and strategic initiatives that help align the community’s resources to support the agenda.

This project includes data for Berks County, six surrounding counties (Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery and Schuylkill), the state of Pennsylvania, the nation and local areas within Berks County, broken into five regions and Reading City. The internal county regions are made up of boroughs and townships within Berks County. The internal regions are Central (five boroughs and townships including Reading City), Northeast (18 boroughs and townships), South (12 boroughs and townships), Southeast (13 boroughs and townships) and West (25 boroughs and townships).


CGR Community Profiles

Project URL

Indicator Domains

Children & Youth Demographics Economy Education Financial Self-Sufficiency Health Housing Living Public Safety Transportation

Reporting Format

Annual Report, Online Reporting

Other Partners

College/University Public Health Dept.

Project Contact:

Berks County Community Foundation - Foundation - Community
Reading Pennsylvania United States

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