For population 25 years and over in Reading:
For population 15 years and over in Reading city:
6 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $962 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Battle Creek, MI (40.3 miles , pop. 53,364).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (56.1 miles , pop. 205,727).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (151.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Montgomery, MI (2.3 miles ), Camden, MI (2.4 miles ), Hillsdale, MI (2.9 miles ), Allen, MI (2.9 miles ), Clear Lake, IN (3.0 miles ), Quincy, MI (3.2 miles ), Jonesville, MI (3.3 miles ), Fremont, IN (3.5 miles ).
Latitude: 41.84 N, Longitude: 84.75 W
Area code: 517
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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: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+0.4%).
Work and jobs in Reading: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Reading, Michigan
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Reading-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Reading city center killed 21 people and injured 293 people.
On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 23.1 miles away from the city center killed 23 people and injured 294 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Reading-area historical earthquake activity is above Michigan state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from Reading center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hillsdale County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Keith Lincoln - Player of football.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Reading: Sidney Haight.
Hospitals/medical centers near Reading:
Local government website: www.reading.mi.us
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.483. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 18.7. This is significantly worse than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 21.2. This is about average. There were 27 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 14.2. This is worse than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Reading and their reported violations in the past:KIMBALL CAMP YMCA NATURE CTR (Population served: 7000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:NORTH READING BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 82, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.0%
(31.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Reading city (based on Hillsdale County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.78%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
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Reading government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,684 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,706 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Reading fatal accident list:
Jul 3, 2007 05:02 AM, Sr-49, Lat: 41.829597, Lon: -84.747950, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 16, 2003 07:49 PM, Michigan St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Reading)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Reading)
FAA Registered Aircraft:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.