North Reading, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 14,892.
Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 7,325  (49.2%)
Females: 7,567  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01864.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $135,467 (it was $76,962 in 2000)
North Reading:

$135,467
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $54,960 (it was $30,902 in 2000)

North Reading town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $613,631 (it was $263,200 in 2000)
North Reading:

$613,631
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $641,107; detached houses: $664,100; townhouses or other attached units: $563,829; in 2-unit structures: $666,179; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $638,509; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $479,342; mobile homes: $99,101; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: over $1,000,000
March 2019 cost of living index in North Reading: 149.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in North Reading, MA (2010)
    • 13,99193.9%White alone
    • 3972.7%Asian alone
    • 2311.6%Hispanic
    • 1491.0%Two or more races
    • 840.6%Black alone
    • 240.2%Other race alone
    • 160.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in North Reading, Massachusetts as of May 14, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in North Reading is 14,892 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in North Reading by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.0)
2
(13.9)
3
(20.0)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.7)
6
(38.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(19.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.0)
1
(6.9)
4
(26.7)
5
(32.9)
3
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(31.7)
1
(6.3)
1
(6.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(21.4)
10
(71.2)
18
(126.3)
18
(124.9)
11
(73.4)
9
(59.3)
9
(58.4)
17
(109.4)
8
(51.1)
18
(114.6)
13
(82.4)
15
(94.6)
12
(76.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(149.6)
29
(206.6)
25
(175.5)
41
(284.4)
28
(186.9)
40
(263.5)
17
(110.3)
11
(70.8)
18
(114.9)
3
(19.1)
6
(38.0)
6
(37.9)
10
(63.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(192.4)
91
(648.1)
90
(631.6)
84
(582.6)
111
(740.8)
101
(665.3)
112
(727.0)
85
(547.1)
68
(434.1)
53
(337.3)
52
(329.5)
35
(220.8)
44
(280.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(42.8)
2
(14.2)
5
(35.1)
3
(20.8)
6
(40.0)
7
(46.1)
5
(32.5)
3
(19.3)
3
(19.2)
4
(25.5)
7
(44.4)
3
(18.9)
6
(38.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index32.361.573.383.084.675.756.950.337.250.075.833.851.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in North Reading, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 34 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Ancestries: Irish (30.0%), Italian (24.6%), English (16.2%), German (6.3%), French (6.2%), United States (5.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1853

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 13.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,124 people per square mile   (low).

North Reading, Massachusetts map

782 residents are foreign born (2.7% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 1.0% Latin America).

This town:

5.7%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
North Reading town:

1.3% ($3,366)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawrence, MA (8.9 miles , pop. 72,043).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (18.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (186.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Reading, MA (2.0 miles ),
Wilmington, MA (2.0 miles ),
Middleton, MA (2.1 miles ),
Lynnfield, MA (2.3 miles ),
Andover, MA (2.3 miles ),
Wakefield, MA (2.4 miles ),
Tewksbury, MA (2.5 miles ),
North Andover, MA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 71.10 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in North Reading, MA in 2019
North Reading satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 61 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 1998: 74 buildings, average cost: $278,200
  • 1999: 65 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $286,600
  • 2001: 33 buildings, average cost: $339,000
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $338,900
  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $294,900
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $329,900
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $274,100
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $269,300
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $243,100
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $278,500
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $327,500
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $308,800
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $309,700
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $349,900
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $290,200
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $310,400
  • 2016: 26 buildings, average cost: $266,100
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $305,900
  • 2018: 25 buildings, average cost: $325,400
  • 2019: 17 buildings, average cost: $315,900
Number of permits per 10,000 North Reading, MA residents
Average permit cost in North Reading, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in North Reading, MA
Historical housing units in North Reading, MA
Most common industries in North Reading, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.7%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.2%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.6%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in North Reading, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Top executives (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Engineers (3.4%)
  • Registered nurses (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.6%)
  • Engineers (5.7%)
  • Top executives (5.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Registered nurses (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)

Average climate in North Reading, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

North Reading, Massachusetts average temperatures North Reading, Massachusetts average precipitation North Reading, Massachusetts humidity North Reading, Massachusetts wind speed North Reading, Massachusetts snowfall North Reading, Massachusetts sunshine North Reading, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.4. This is about average.

City:

74.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.222. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.222
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.631. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.631
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.29
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

North Reading-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the North Reading town 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 5.8 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North Reading-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from North Reading center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 188.8 miles away from the city 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 68.3 miles away from North Reading center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from North Reading 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) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from North Reading center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 244.0 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 Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
North Reading topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in North Reading:

  • GREEN GROVE NURS HOME (134 NORTH ST)
  • MEADOW VIEW CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (134 NORTH STREET)
  • MEADOWVIEW CONVALESCENT HOME (134 NORTH ST)

Amtrak stations near North Reading:

  • 6 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 14 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.
  • 16 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Reading:

  • Merrimack College (about 7 miles; North Andover, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,734)
  • North Shore Community College (about 7 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 10 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Salem State University (about 13 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 8,027)
  • Tufts University (about 13 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 13 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Endicott College (about 14 miles; Beverly, MA; FT enrollment: 4,064)

Public high school in North Reading:

Public elementary/middle schools in North Reading:

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Library in North Reading:

  • FLINT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $438,365; Location: 147 PARK ST.; 70,312 books; 4,353 audio materials; 3,358 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 161 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in North Reading: The Thomson Country Club (A), Hill View Country Club (B), Hillview Country Club (C), North Reading Fire Department (D), Flint Memorial Library (E), North Reading Rehabilitation Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in North Reading: Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Harmony Vale Cemetery (1), Park Street Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bradford Pond (A), Swan Pond (B), Martins Pond (C), Furbish Pond (D), Strawberry Meadow (E), Mill Meadow (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Meadow Brook (A), Martins Brook (B), Wills Brook (C), Rapers Brook (D), Skug River (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in North Reading: Benevento Memorial Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Thomas N. Hart - Politician, Bradley Jones, Jr. - Politician, Frank Putnam Flint - Politician.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

NORTH READING WATER DEPT. (Population served: 14,897, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-15-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2007)
  • 38 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.6%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
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
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.5%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in North Reading in 2010:

  • 104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in North Reading in 2000:

  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in North Reading (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: North Reading Branch at 72 Main Street, branch established on 1969/10/04; North Reading Stop & Shop Branch at 265 Main Street, Rt 28, branch established on 2002/03/27. 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
  • Winter Hill Bank, FSB: 265mainstreet Branch at 271 Main Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $256.4 mil, Deposits: $222.8 mil, headquarters in Somerville, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • The Savings Bank: North Reading Branch at 6 Washington Street, branch established on 2005/05/02. Info updated 2009/07/02: Bank assets: $443.8 mil, Deposits: $385.0 mil, headquarters in Wakefield, MA, positive income, 9 total offices
  • Reading Co-operative Bank: North Reading Branch at 170 Park Street, branch established on 2002/01/28. Info updated 2011/04/20: Bank assets: $347.2 mil, Deposits: $277.5 mil, headquarters in Reading, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: North Reading Branch at 172 Park Street, branch established on 1982/07/23. 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

For population 15 years and over in North Reading:

Marital status in North Reading, MA
  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in North Reading:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for North Reading, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Middlesex County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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:
Middlesex County:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in North Reading, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1New Balance1
Ace Hardware1Stop & Shop1
AutoZone1Subaru1
CVS1Subway2
Dairy Queen1True Value2
Dunkin Donuts3U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS3
Marshalls1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets6Walmart1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in North 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)
  • 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)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Reading:

  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North Reading:

  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 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.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of North Reading fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.8mTotal length
  • $6,755,000Total costs
  • 110,100Total average daily traffic
  • 5,879Total average daily truck traffic
  • 182,096Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in North Reading)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Water Twr Tower Hill (Lat: 42.579250 Lon: -71.081444), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33 m, Overall height: 36 m, Call Sign: WPJI655,
    Assigned Frequencies: 482.737 MHz, Grant Date: 07/22/2011, Expiration Date: 06/27/2021, Certifier: William E Gable, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 150 Park St Central Fire Sta (Lat: 42.574250 Lon: -71.077556), Call Sign: WNBH397, Licensee ID: L00039687,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/1999, Expiration Date: 12/21/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2005, Registrant: North Reading, Town Of, 150 Park St, North Reading, MA 01864, Phone: (508) 664-5400
  • Lat: 42.592306 Lon: -71.106694, Call Sign: WPSK967,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.387 MHz, 456.737 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/2001, Expiration Date: 06/06/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/26/2011, Certifier: Jack Murphy, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • 600 Riverpark Drive (Lat: 42.555972 Lon: -71.135194), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9.4 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WQCY247,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.3200 MHz, Grant Date: 07/22/2015, Expiration Date: 06/21/2025, Certifier: Jennifer Wickwire, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 51310, Phone: (262) 249-2327, Fax: (262) 248-0061, Email:
  • Lat: 42.570500 Lon: -71.113028, Call Sign: WQNK528,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.762 MHz, 467.812 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2011, Expiration Date: 03/04/2021, Certifier: Keith Tuccolo, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Lat: 42.576083 Lon: -71.034556, Call Sign: WQSE616,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.412 MHz, 466.412 MHz, 461.437 MHz, 466.437 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2013, Expiration Date: 09/10/2023, Certifier: Ted Perry, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in North Reading)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 52. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 102 took place in 2002, and the least - 17 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in North Reading, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.9%), and Outside Fires (32.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in North Reading, MA
    • 46351.9%Structure Fires
    • 28632.1%Outside Fires
    • 829.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 616.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for North Reading, MA
Most common first names in North Reading, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8782.4 years
John8574.9 years
William7573.5 years
Joseph5675.3 years
George5575.1 years
Robert5469.7 years
James4970.7 years
Helen3881.8 years
Ruth3678.0 years
Charles3374.1 years
Most common last names in North Reading, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Murphy2375.9 years
Johnson1976.6 years
Smith1779.3 years
Anderson1180.9 years
Roberts982.8 years
Doucette959.4 years
Taylor974.9 years
Walsh975.8 years
Campbell978.4 years
Miller975.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in North Reading, MA
  • 62.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.6%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in North Reading, MA
  • 72.1%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.2%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


North Reading compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.

North Reading on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: business operations specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 (01864) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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