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Population (year 2000): 23,708. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,164 (-2.3% change)
Males: 11,436 (48.2%), Females: 12,272 (51.8%)

Median resident age: 39.1 years
Median household income: $77,059 (year 2000)
Median house value: $271,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Reading:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (32.8%), Italian (25.2%), English (16.4%), German (6.0%), French (5.1%), French Canadian (5.0%).

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Elevation: 129 feet

Land area: 9.9 square miles

Reading,

For population 25 years and over in Reading

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Reading town

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

4.3% Foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.4% Asia, 0.8% North America, 0.6% Latin America).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (7.3 miles Medford, pop. 55,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (14.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (230.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Reading, MA (3.1 miles Wakefield, MA (3.3 miles Stoneham, Reading, MA (4.0 miles North MA (4.1 miles Woburn, MA (4.7 miles Wilmington,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 39 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $227,900
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2005: 28 buildings, average cost: $160,100

Latitude: 42.53 N, Longitude: 71.11 W

Area codes: 781, 339

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.2%), Manufacturing (11.1%), Retail trade (10.8%).


 

Crime in Reading by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 1 1 1 3 2
    per 100,000 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 12.7 8.4
Assaults 1 5 8 2 4 14
    per 100,000 4.2 21.1 33.7 8.4 16.9 59.1
Burglaries 38 27 27 30 35 32
    per 100,000 160.3 113.9 113.9 126.5 147.6 135.0
Thefts 119 99 129 118 129 119
    per 100,000 501.9 417.6 544.1 497.7 544.1 501.9
Auto thefts 9 6 7 10 5 6
    per 100,000 38.0 25.3 29.5 42.2 21.1 25.3
36.4 32.2 40.1 35.1 41.0 45.9


Average climate in Reading, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Reading,

Reading-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.2 miles away from the Reading city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Main business address for: MASSBANK CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Reading:
  • NEW ENGLAND REHAB HOSP (about 5 miles; WOBURN, MA)
  • WINCHESTER HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WINCHESTER, MA)
  • MARY AND ARTHUR CLAPHAM HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; BURLINGTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Reading:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 13 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 15 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MANCHESTER (about 36 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Reading:
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 14 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 14 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 16 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)

Amtrak stations near Reading:
  • 3 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.
  • 12 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 13 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Reading:
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; MEDFORD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,627)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,638)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 11 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 12 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 9,895)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; BEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,501)
Private high school in Reading:
  • AUSTIN PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 641; Location: 101 WILLOW ST.; Grades: 6 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Reading:
  • READING MEMORIAL HIGH (Students: 1,241; Location: 62 OAKLAND RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • J WARREN KILLAM (Students: 554; Location: 333 CHARLES STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WALTER S PARKER MIDDLE (Students: 534; Location: 45 TEMPLE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BIRCH MEADOW (Students: 527; Location: 27 A B LORD DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ARTHUR W COOLIDGE MIDDLE (Students: 509; Location: 89 BIRCH MEADOW DR; Grades: KG - 08)
  • JOSHUA EATON (Students: 490; Location: 365 SUMMER AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ALICE M BARROWS (Students: 405; Location: 16 EDGEMONT AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Reading:
  • HUMPTY DUMPTY SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 174 LOWELL STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Reading:
  • READING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $938,171; Location: 64 MIDDLESEX AVE.; 108,836 books; 3,647 audio materials; 4,583 video materials; 627 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Reading: Meadowbrook Country Club (A), Atlantic Plaza (B), Grand City Plaza (C), Parker Tavern (D), Reading Public Library (E), Reading Town Hall (F), Reading Townhall (G).

Cemeteries: Laurel Hill Cemetery (1), Forest Glen Cemetery (2), Old Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs and swamps: Richardsons Pond (A), Hundred Acre Meadow (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Meadow Brook (A).

Parks in Reading include: Common Historic District (1), Woburn Street Historic District (2).

Post office: (A).  


Reading compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Reading:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Reading:
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Reading:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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