Reading, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 666. Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 324  (48.6%)
Females: 342  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  47.9 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05062.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,304 (it was $44,306 in 2000)
Reading:

$61,304
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,650 (it was $20,504 in 2000)

Reading town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $251,615 (it was $127,900 in 2000)
Reading:

$251,615
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $340,822; Detached houses: $363,106; Townhouses or other attached units: $288,716; In 2-unit structures: $767,716; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,980; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,641; Mobile homes: $73,563
  • Races in Reading, VT (2010)

    Reading races chart
    • 65798.6%White alone
    • 40.6%Hispanic
    • 30.5%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Reading: 102.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (23.1%), Irish (15.1%), United States (13.7%), French (8.3%), German (7.1%), French Canadian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 41.5 square miles.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (very low).

Reading,VT real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Reading:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Reading town:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Vermont:

3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Reading town:  1.7% ($2,130)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (67.5 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (111.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (194.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: West Windsor, VT (2.4 miles ), Plymouth, VT (2.6 miles ), Cavendish, VT (2.7 miles ), Proctorsville, VT (2.8 miles ), Ludlow, VT (2.9 miles ), Perkinsville, VT (3.1 miles) , Bridgewater, VT (3.1 miles ), Baltimore, VT (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $49,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $165,900
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.49 N, Longitude: 72.60 W

Area code: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +90 (+14.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Art and design workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Reading, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Reading-area historical tornado activity is above Vermont state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the Reading town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 10/24/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Reading-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from Reading center
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 50.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from Reading center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Windsor County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tropical Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Albert Alonzo Robinson - Railroad executive.

Hospitals and medical centers near Reading:

  • GILL ODD FELLOWS HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LUDLOW, VT)
  • MT ASCUTNEY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WINDSOR, VT)
  • CEDAR HILL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WINDSOR, VT)
  • SPRINGFIELD HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, VT)
  • VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; CLAREMONT, NH)
  • ELM WOOD CENTER AT CLAREMONT (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CLAREMONT, NH)

Amtrak stations near Reading:

  • 9 miles: OKEMO (LUDLOW, OKEMO MOUNTAIN) - Seasonal Bus Station
  • 11 miles: WINDSOR-MOUNT ASCUTNEY (WINDSOR, DEPOT AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, intercity bus service.
  • 14 miles: CLAREMONT (PLAINS RD.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Reading:

  • Dartmouth College (about 22 miles; Hanover, NH; Full-time enrollment: 6,030)
  • Castleton State College (about 31 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)
  • Keene State College (about 43 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 5,098)
  • Norwich University (about 45 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Middlebury College (about 46 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • Plymouth State University (about 49 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 55 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)

Public elementary/middle school in Reading:

See full list of schools located in Reading

Library in Reading:

  • READING PUBLIC (Operating income: $25,575; Location: 717 VT RTE 106; 5,553 books; 132 audio materials; 78 video materials; 19 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Reading: Chase Corners (A), Reading Center (B), Reading Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hapgood Cemetery (1), Sawyer-Stand Cemetery (2), Swain Cemetery (3), South Reading Cemetery (4), Shedd Cemetery (5), Felchville Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Knapp Brook Ponds (A), Reading Pond (B), Knapp Brook Pond Number 2 (C), Mecawee Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Reading Hill Brook (A), Knapp Brook (B), Bailey Brook (C), Darby Brook (D), Alder Meadow Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Reading: Knapp Brook Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Windsor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 63.3. This is about average.

City:

63.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.459. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.459
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.62
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.918. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.918
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 12.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.18
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.2%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.6%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Vermont average:

11.7

Reading travel time to work - commute Reading mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Reading town (based on Windsor County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,48510
Mainline Protestant4,70045
Other1,96417
Evangelical Protestant1,75021
Orthodox551
None41,716-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Windsor County:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Windsor County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Windsor County:

7.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Here:

14.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Windsor County:

22.8%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

13.3%

6.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($152 average AGI)
Windsor County:

0.04%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grafton County, NH  0.89% ($41,380 average AGI)
from Orange County, VT  0.55% ($27,801)
from Sullivan County, NH  0.43% ($29,991)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,378 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($457 average AGI)
Windsor County:

0.05%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grafton County, NH  0.84% ($56,827 average AGI)
to Orange County, VT  0.48% ($32,300)
to Sullivan County, NH  0.43% ($33,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Reading:

  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNBX (1480 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, VT)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYB (1380 AM; 5 kW; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNHV (910 AM; 1 kW; WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Reading:

  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WMXR (93.9 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVRR (101.7 FM; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJEN (94.5 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEVH (91.3 FM; HANOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO INC)
  • WXXK (100.5 FM; LEBANON, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXKK (93.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, VT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WEXP (101.5 FM; BRANDON, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C.)
  • WWOD (104.3 FM; HARTFORD, VT; Owner: FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRJT (103.1 FM; ROYALTON, VT; Owner: LISBON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Reading:

  • WVTA (Channel 41; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)
  • WNNE (Channel 31; HARTFORD, VT; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • W17CI (Channel 17; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: UPPER VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W15BK (Channel 15; HANOVER, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Reading fatal accident list:

Dec 17, 1989 11:00 AM, Th 44, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 19m62ftTotal length
  • $1,158,000Total costs
  • 6,570Total average daily traffic
  • 386Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,200Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MOBILE, Lat: 43.456194 Lon: -72.603972, Call Sign: WQRE754
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHzGrant Date: 04/29/2013, Expiration Date: 04/29/2023, Certifier: Gary J Vittum MrRegistrant: Rinkers Communications, 103 South Main Street, Barre, VT 05641, Phone: (802) 479-0121, Fax: (802) 479-4651, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA1WZQ, Grant Date: 12/24/1990, Expiration Date: 12/24/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/25/2002, Registrant: Ted W Emerson Jr, Rfd 44, Reading, VT 05062
  • Call Sign: N1NCT, Licensee ID: L00253252, Grant Date: 07/06/2012, Expiration Date: 07/14/2022, Certifier: Robert L Stewart, Registrant: Robert L Stewart, Reading, VT 05062
  • Call Sign: KB1GRK, Licensee ID: L00348464, Grant Date: 04/19/2001, Expiration Date: 04/19/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2013, Certifier: Ian S Duffy, Registrant: Ian S Duffy, Hcr 71 Box 47, Reading, VT 05062
  • Call Sign: KB1SNP, Licensee ID: L01495975, Grant Date: 06/03/2009, Expiration Date: 06/03/2019, Certifier: Ellen L Tully, Registrant: Ellen L Tully, 209 Stone Chimney Rd, Reading, VT 05062

Drinking water stations with addresses in Reading and their reported violations in the past:

KEEPER`S RESTAURANT (Address: 3685 VT ROUTE 106 , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • READING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 47, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Reading

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Reading, VT

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Reading compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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