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Population in 2010: 24,747. Population change since 2000: +4.4%
Males: 11,722  (47.4%)
Females: 13,025  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01867.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $103,630 (it was $77,059 in 2000)
Reading:

$103,630
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $46,347

Reading CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $436,513 (it was $268,000 in 2000)
Reading:

$436,513
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $484,534; Detached houses: $502,872; Townhouses or other attached units: $460,117; In 2-unit structures: $502,177; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $488,415; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $278,997

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,315.

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  • White alone - 22,495 (90.9%)
  • Asian alone - 893 (3.6%)
  • Hispanic - 759 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 308 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 281 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.07%)

Races in Reading detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Reading: 134.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (25.2%), Italian (17.7%), English (11.8%), German (5.3%), French Canadian (3.4%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1644

Elevation: 129 feet

Land area: 9.93 square miles.

Population density: 2,493 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Reading:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Reading CDP:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

1,856 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

This place:  7.5%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Reading, Massachusetts as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Reading to the number of sex offenders is 23,512 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,968 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $5,976 (1.5%)

Reading satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Malden, MA (7.2 miles , pop. 56,340).

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

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (192.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Wakefield, MA (1.6 miles ), Stoneham, MA (1.8 miles ), Woburn, MA (1.9 miles ), Wilmington, MA (2.0 miles ), North Reading, MA (2.0 miles ), Lynnfield, MA (2.0 miles ), Burlington, MA (2.2 miles ), Melrose, MA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $159,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.53 N, Longitude: 71.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,215 (-21.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,191 (17.3%)

Area codes: 781, 339

Reading household income distribution Reading home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Reading by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000010001010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.04.30.00.00.04.30.04.00.0
Robberies 1113247331826
per 100,000 4.24.24.212.78.517.230.013.013.04.334.48.023.8
Assaults 58241412911109584
per 100,000 20.833.68.316.959.551.538.647.843.438.521.532.115.9
Burglaries 272730353244354144299010544
per 100,000 112.3113.3125.0147.7136.0188.9150.2178.2190.8123.9387.4421.7174.4
Thefts 99129118129119154157219214165156158136
per 100,000 411.7541.5491.6544.3505.9661.0673.7952.0928.2705.2671.5634.6539.2
Auto thefts 67105617109791079
per 100,000 25.029.441.721.125.573.042.939.130.438.543.028.135.7
Arson 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 34.143.037.344.149.869.362.072.370.556.477.674.550.5

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Crime rate in Reading detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 52 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Reading, Massachusetts accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)

Work and jobs in Reading: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Reading, Massachusetts

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Tornado activity:

Reading-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.1 miles away from the Reading place 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Reading-area historical earthquake activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from Reading center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from Reading center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 22.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Reading topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles Austin Tweed - Jurist and politician, Sean Collins (ice hockey b. 1983) - Ice hockey player, Aaron Bancroft - Missionary, Charles A. Bessey - Army Medal of Honor recipient, James Cerretani - Tennis player, Chris Pizzotti - Football player, Mike Sullivan (ice hockey b. 1973) - Ice hockey player, Samuel Sheldon Poole - Politician, Steve Saviano - Ice hockey player.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Reading: Charles A. Bessey.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Reading:

  • DANIELS HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 59 MIDDLESEX AVENUE)
  • SOMERSET NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1364 MAIN ST)
  • WINGATE AT READING REHAB AND SKILLED NURS RESID (Nursing Home, 1364 MAIN STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Reading, MA

Amtrak stations near Reading:

  • 2 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: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Reading:

  • Tufts University (about 9 miles; Medford, MA; Full-time enrollment: 9,397)
  • North Shore Community College (about 9 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 3,635)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 9 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 4,209)
  • Lesley University (about 11 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,588)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 11 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,767)
  • Harvard University (about 11 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 19,967)
  • Cambridge College (about 11 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,412)

Public high school in Reading:

Public elementary/middle schools in Reading:

Private elementary/middle schools in Reading:

  • READING MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 57; Location: 453 W ST; Grades: KG - TK)
  • OVER THE RAINBOW LEARNING CENTER (Students: 20; Location: 6 WASHINGTON N; Grades: PK - KG)
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Library in Reading:

  • READING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,199,940; Location: 64 MIDDLESEX AVE.; 107,296 books; 7,607 audio materials; 9,490 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 279 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Reading: Meadowbrook Country Club (A), Grand City Plaza (B), Atlantic Plaza (C), Reading Townhall (D), Reading Fire Department Station 2 (E), Reading Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (F), Arthur F Smith Library Media Center (G), A M Barrows School Library (H), Reading Town Hall (I), Reading Public Library (J), Parker Tavern (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Cemetery (1), Laurel Hill Cemetery (2), Forest Glen Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Richardsons Pond (A), Hundred Acre Meadow (B), Cedar Swamp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Reading include: Common Historic District (1), Woburn Street Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Beantown TAP (Arcades & Amusements; 2 Linden).

 
Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.6. This is about average.
City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. There were 25 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.39
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is worse than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.9. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

25.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.49. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.49
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.284. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.2. This is significantly better than average. There were 27 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Reading that have no violations reported:

  • READING WATER DEPT. (Population served: 23399, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.4%
(1.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 2.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.8%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.0%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Reading, MA

People in group quarters in Reading in 2010:

  • 147 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Reading in 2000:

  • 146 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Reading compared to Massachusetts state average:

Reading, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Reading (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Reading-580 Main Branch at 580 Main Street, Suite 103, branch established on 1946/07/12; Walkers Brook Branch at 20 Walkers Brook Drive, branch established on 2005/08/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Reading Co-operative Bank: Reading Co-Operative Bank at 180 Haven Street, branch established on 1886/01/01; Reading Memorial High School Branch at 62 Oakland Road, branch established on 2008/08/28. Info updated 2011/04/20: Bank assets: $347.2 mil, Deposits: $277.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Reading Branch at 580 Main Street, branch established on 1972/05/26. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Reading Branch at 470 Main Street, branch established on 1998/08/17. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • People's United Bank: Reading Branch at 31 Harnden Street, branch established on 2000/08/28. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Reading Stop & Shop Branch at 25 Walkers Brook Drive, branch established on 2007/09/21. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Eastern Bank: Massbank Main Office at 123 Haven Street, branch established on 1872/04/05. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • Salem Five Cents Savings Bank: Reading Branch at 8 Walkers Brook Drive, branch established on 2009/04/06. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $2,876.6 mil, Deposits: $2,019.1 mil, headquarters in Salem, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Salem Five Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Reading travel time to work - commute


Reading mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Reading CDP (based on Middlesex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents73.6%10.5%2.3%2.0%1.7%
Congregations18.5%6.9%10.7%7.3%6.6%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.0%1.0%5.4%
Congregations1.6%0.9%7.6%0.5%39.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.52%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.47% ($54,668 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.61% ($47,527)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.59% ($73,785)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.16%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.22% ($53,734 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.79% ($62,439)
to Worcester County, MA  0.70% ($58,665)

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)
  • 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)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Reading:

  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., 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.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Reading fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 68-72 Jacob Way (Lat: 42.502306 Lon: -71.106444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPLA762
    Assigned Frequencies: 862.012 MHz, 862.037 MHz, 862.062 MHz, 862.087 MHz, 862.112 MHz, 862.137 MHz, 862.162 MHz, 862.187 MHz, 862.212 MHz, 862.237 MHz... (+150 more)
    Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022, Cancellation Date: 08/22/2012
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 67 Pleasant St (Lat: 42.523972 Lon: -71.102278), Call Sign: KCA844, Licensee ID: L00026030
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.9800 MHz, 158.970 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/1996, Expiration Date: 08/13/2001, Cancellation Date: 10/14/2001
    Registrant: Reading, Town Of, 67 Pleasant St, Reading, MA 01867
  • 49 Pleasant St (Lat: 42.520917 Lon: -71.101444), Call Sign: KNIB523
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/21/2004, Expiration Date: 12/22/2013
    Registrant: Town Of Reading, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867, Phone: (781) 942-6629, Email:
  • 75 Pearl St (Lat: 42.529444 Lon: -71.099167), Call Sign: WPWQ706
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/2012, Expiration Date: 01/07/2023, Certifier: Frank Petras
    Registrant: National License Corporation, 9050 Briarclift Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Email:
  • Walkers Brook Crossing (Lat: 42.519250 Lon: -71.117278), Call Sign: WQBF686
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.800 MHz, 467.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/30/2014, Certifier: Peter Clark
    Registrant: Newcom, 575 Washngton Street, Pembroke, MA 02359, Phone: (781) 826-7989, Fax: (781) 826-7131, Email:
  • Lat: 42.540667 Lon: -71.124806, Call Sign: WQHF497
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.337 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/17/2007, Expiration Date: 07/17/2017, Certifier: Matt Cummings
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 42.537750 Lon: -71.113083, Call Sign: WQQD937
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.3600 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/14/2012, Expiration Date: 11/14/2022, Certifier: Joseph Huggins
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Various Locations (Lat: 42.518139 Lon: -71.100861), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTY493
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/1995, Expiration Date: 03/14/2000, Cancellation Date: 04/26/1995
    Registrant: Phone: (617) 944-1340
  • Various Locations (Lat: 42.519528 Lon: -70.980583), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJA368
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/29/2010, Expiration Date: 09/19/2020
    Registrant: Reading Municipal Light Department, 230 Ash St, Reading, MA 01867, Phone: (781) 942-6428, Fax: (781) 942-2409, Email:
  • MA-BOS5157A, 50 Auburn Street (Lat: 42.530861 Lon: -71.106000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQMA606
    Assigned Frequencies: 19375.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/2010, Expiration Date: 06/14/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • READING, 1 Jacob Way (Lat: 42.503694 Lon: -71.106694), Overall height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: WLL564, Licensee ID: L00233205
    Assigned Frequencies: 10638.1 MHz, 17720.0 MHz, 17920.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2003, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems, LLC, 17330 Preston Road, Suite 100a, Dallas, TX 75252, Phone: (972) 733-2092, Fax: (972) 733-8141, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

108 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Reading)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 66 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5264T , Serial Number: 34-7250235, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1972
    Registrant (Corporation): Contex Corporation, 231 John Street, Reading, MA 01867
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7338Q , Serial Number: 18260978, Year manufactured: 1972
    Registrant (Individual): J Thomas Parr, 22 Garrett Rd, Reading, MA 01867
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97830 , Serial Number: 108-830, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Albert M Duarte, 291 South St, Reading, MA 01867



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$339,045191$308,1101,156$283,47855$197,7272$28,027,50025$289,280
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$357,75011$324,81875$305,2006$144,6670$01$1,420,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$520,00010$280,300169$310,66912$144,9170$05$248,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$385,16722$294,227159$297,1825$317,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$234,0009$226,33361$317,6725$295,2000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3341.00 , 3342.00, 3343.00, 3344.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$342,17538$346,711
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$326,90012$347,083
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$258,75011$366,364
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$348,5003$388,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$299,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3341.00 , 3342.00, 3343.00, 3344.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 85

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Reading, MA
Businesses in Reading, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike4
CVS1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts4Staples1
FedEx2Starbucks2
GNC1UPS2
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets2
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