Reading, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 24,747.
Population change since 2000: +4.4%
Males: 12,240  (49.5%)
Females: 12,507  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 01801, 01867.

Reading Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $138,492 (it was $77,059 in 2000)
Reading:

$138,492
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $57,737 (it was $32,888 in 2000)

Reading CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $640,470 (it was $268,000 in 2000)
Reading:

$640,470
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $605,865; detached houses: $637,057; townhouses or other attached units: $468,358; in 2-unit structures: $470,374; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $515,022; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $325,407

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,440.

March 2019 cost of living index in Reading: 136.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.8%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.2% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.1% for other race residents, 4.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Reading, MA (2019)
    • 22,58089.2%White alone
    • 1,1634.6%Asian alone
    • 7973.1%Hispanic
    • 1850.7%Two or more races
    • 1110.4%Black alone
    • 1100.4%Other race alone
    • 100.04%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Reading, Massachusetts as of May 08, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Reading is 6,463 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Reading by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
2
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(30.0)
3
(13.0)
3
(13.0)
1
(4.3)
8
(34.4)
2
(8.0)
6
(23.8)
3
(11.8)
1
(3.9)
5
(19.4)
2
(7.7)
2
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(38.6)
11
(47.8)
10
(43.4)
9
(38.5)
5
(21.5)
8
(32.1)
4
(15.9)
7
(27.6)
5
(19.5)
5
(19.4)
4
(15.4)
3
(11.4)
3
(11.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
35
(150.2)
41
(178.2)
44
(190.8)
29
(123.9)
90
(387.4)
105
(421.7)
44
(174.4)
51
(200.8)
26
(101.1)
34
(131.9)
25
(96.0)
24
(91.3)
15
(59.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
157
(673.7)
219
(952.0)
214
(928.2)
165
(705.2)
156
(671.5)
158
(634.6)
136
(539.2)
122
(480.4)
105
(408.5)
136
(527.6)
129
(495.5)
112
(426.0)
94
(371.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(42.9)
9
(39.1)
7
(30.4)
9
(38.5)
10
(43.0)
7
(28.1)
9
(35.7)
11
(43.3)
4
(15.6)
6
(23.3)
3
(11.5)
8
(30.4)
7
(27.7)
Arson
(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)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index57.667.265.552.472.169.246.945.829.745.039.030.423.6

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 Reading, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 62 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Ancestries: Irish (30.0%), Italian (15.1%), American (8.1%), French Canadian (5.0%), European (3.9%), English (3.4%).

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   (low).

Reading, Massachusetts map

2,100 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 1.1% Latin America).

This place:

8.3%
Massachusetts:

16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $7,497 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $7,288 (1.2%)

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+: Bronx, NY (184.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

Latitude: 42.53 N, Longitude: 71.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,206 (-20.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,575 (18.7%)

Area codes: 781, 339

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

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
  • 2013: 17 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $372,900
  • 2015: 102 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $307,300
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $378,400
  • 2018: 20 buildings, average cost: $358,800
  • 2019: 25 buildings, average cost: $352,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Reading, MA residents
Average permit cost in Reading, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Most common industries in Reading, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.8%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.8%)
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Reading, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Computer specialists (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Computer specialists (6.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Engineers (4.6%)
  • Top executives (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Registered nurses (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.1%)

Average climate in Reading, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Reading, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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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 75.6. This is about average.

City:

75.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.235. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.73
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

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 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 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 189.0 miles away from 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 190.4 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 71.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 77.6 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) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from the city 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 240.1 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).
Reading topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Reading:

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

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: 9,041)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 9 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • North Shore Community College (about 9 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Merrimack College (about 10 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • Lesley University (about 11 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 4,317)
  • Harvard University (about 11 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 20,857)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 11 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 8,814)

Public elementary/middle schools in Reading:

See full list of schools located in Reading

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Reading: MASSBANK CORP (A). Display/hide its location 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).

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.

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 Reading that have no violations reported:

  • READING WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 25,011, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Reading:

Marital status in Reading, MA
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Reading:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Reading
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Reading (Reading, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for 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
This 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.
State:

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
Middlesex County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

7.8%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
State:

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

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.2%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.8%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Reading:

28.5
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Reading:

8.8%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Reading:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Reading:

36.2%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Reading:

59.2%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.2%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Reading, MA Residents

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 Reading, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike4
CVS1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts4Staples1
FedEx2Starbucks2
GNC1Stop & Shop1
Home Depot1UPS2
Honda1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Reading fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.0mTotal length
  • $45,809,000Total costs
  • 520,854Total average daily traffic
  • 43,549Total average daily truck traffic
  • 794,152Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private 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 Broadcast 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, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2014, 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: 09/25/2014, Expiration Date: 09/30/2024, 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, Cancellation Date: 09/16/2017, 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, 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: 07/10/2020, Expiration Date: 09/19/2030, 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: 08/04/2020, Expiration Date: 06/14/2030, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 283HP , Serial Number: 2843360, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 06/12/2003
    Registrant (Individual): John D Jr Clarke, 147 Main St, Reading, MA 01867
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 759MY , Serial Number: 18266114, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 01/15/2020
    Registrant (LLC): N759 My LLC, 29 Sherwood 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 in Reading, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Reading, MA - Value

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 fires per year is 79. The highest number of fire incidents - 177 took place in 2007, and the least - 46 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Reading, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (58.2%), and Outside Fires (16.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Reading, MA
    • 77858.2%Structure Fires
    • 22016.5%Outside Fires
    • 21015.7%Other
    • 1299.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Reading, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Reading, MA
  • 52.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 42.2%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Reading, MA
  • 56.0%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.9%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Reading compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Reading on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 (01801) 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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