Reading, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 1,044 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 504  (48.3%)
Females: 540  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

33.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49274.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,759 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Reading:

$49,759
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,187 (it was $15,300 in 2000)

Reading city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,212 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Reading:

$83,212
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $80,085; detached houses: $84,734; mobile homes: $17,383

Median gross rent in 2019: $796.

March 2019 cost of living index in Reading: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.1%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for other race residents)

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  • Races in Reading, MI (2019)
    • 96196.1%White alone
    • 252.5%Hispanic
    • 50.5%Other race alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Reading, Michigan as of January 27, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Reading is 71 to 1.


Crime rates in Reading by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

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)
Rapes
(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)
2
(191.2)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(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)
Assaults
(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)
1
(95.6)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(94.0)
2
(192.9)
2
(185.7)
2
(186.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(95.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(1,034)
13
(1,254)
7
(650.0)
5
(465.1)
10
(940.7)
21
(1,976)
3
(285.4)
6
(570.3)
8
(764.8)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(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)
1
(95.6)
0
(0.0)
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)
City-Data.com crime index47.963.639.031.637.679.011.429.5210.30.0

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City-data.com crime index in Reading, MI

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

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

0.96
Michigan average:

1.74
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Ancestries: German (26.8%), English (15.1%), American (14.7%), French (8.1%), Irish (4.0%), Croatian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1190 feet

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 1,070 people per square mile   (low).

Reading, Michigan map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,185 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,057 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Battle Creek, MI (40.3 miles , pop. 53,364).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (56.1 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (151.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Montgomery, MI (2.3 miles ),
Camden, MI (2.4 miles ),
Hillsdale, MI (2.9 miles ),
Allen, MI (2.9 miles ),
Clear Lake, IN (3.0 miles ),
Quincy, MI (3.2 miles ),
Jonesville, MI (3.3 miles ),
Fremont, IN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.84 N, Longitude: 84.75 W

Area code: 517

Distribution of median household income in Reading, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Reading, MI in 2019
Reading satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

6.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+0.4%).
Most common industries in Reading, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (15.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.2%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (17.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (12.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.9%)
  • Machinery (6.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Food (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (13.2%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Reading, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (20.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)

Average climate in Reading, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Reading, Michigan average temperatures Reading, Michigan average precipitation Reading, Michigan humidity Reading, Michigan wind speed Reading, Michigan snowfall Reading, Michigan sunshine Reading, Michigan clear and cloudy days

Reading, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Reading-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Reading city center killed 21 people and injured 293 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 23.1 miles away from the city center killed 23 people and injured 294 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Reading-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.9 miles away from Reading center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from Reading center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 44.5 miles away from Reading center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 287.0 miles away from Reading center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hillsdale County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Reading topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Reading:

  • HILLSDALE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; HILLSDALE, MI)
  • HOSPICE OF HILLSDALE COUNTY IN (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HILLSDALE, MI)
  • HILLSDALE CO MEDICAL CARE FACI (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HILLSDALE, MI)
  • BRANCH-HILLSDALE-ST JOSEPH HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)
  • LAURELS OF COLDWATER,THE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)
  • FMC - COLDWATER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF BRANCH COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; COLDWATER, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Reading:

  • Spring Arbor University (about 28 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,374)
  • Jackson College (about 29 miles; Jackson, MI; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • Northwest State Community College (about 36 miles; Archbold, OH; FT enrollment: 2,406)
  • Siena Heights University (about 38 miles; Adrian, MI; FT enrollment: 2,009)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 41 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 54 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • Western Michigan University (about 55 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)

Public high school in Reading:

Public elementary/middle school in Reading:

Private elementary/middle school in Reading:

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Library in Reading:

  • READING COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $35,540; Location: 104 NORTH MAIN STREET; 9,032 books; 258 audio materials; 181 video materials; 28 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Reading: Reading Station (A), Reading Emergency Unit Reading (B), Reading Community Library (C), Reading City Hall (D), Reading Police Department (E), Reading Community Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Reading include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Reading United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Reading include: Barre Field (1), Rotary Park (2), Water Works Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Keith Lincoln - Football player.

Hillsdale 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 and their reported violations in the past:

NORTH READING BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • KIMBALL CAMP YMCA NATURE CTR (Population served: 7,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Reading (2011 data):

  • Century Bank and Trust: Reading Branch at 108 North Main Street, branch established on 1939/04/04. Info updated 2011/01/27: Bank assets: $250.6 mil, Deposits: $219.7 mil, headquarters in Coldwater, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Century Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Reading:

Marital status in Reading, MI
  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Reading:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Michigan average:

10.8

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

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Religion statistics for Reading, MI (based on Hillsdale County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,30651
Catholic2,1981
Mainline Protestant2,18720
Other3664
None35,631-
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: 9
This county:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Hillsdale County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Here:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Hillsdale County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hillsdale County:

16.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Reading:

48.6%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Reading:

45.4%
State:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.5%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Reading:

12.3%
Michigan:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Reading:

35.4%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

56.4%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Reading:

78.2%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Reading, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 1$2,551$30,6120$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,367$52,4041$266
Streets and Highways 1$2,591$31,0920$0
Water Supply 1$3,490$41,8800$0
Financial Administration 1$4,455$53,4601$1,185
Fire - Other 0$0 4$1,350
Firefighters 0$0 18$7,760
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,235
Totals for Government 5$17,453$41,88732$11,795

Reading government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $518,000 ($496.17)
    General - Other: $210,000 ($201.15)
    Regular Highways: $112,000 ($107.28)
    Police Protection: $82,000 ($78.54)
    General Public Buildings: $63,000 ($60.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($55.56)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($33.52)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($31.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,000 ($2.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($10.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $118,000 ($113.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $201,000 ($192.53)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $130,000 ($124.52)

Reading government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $228,000 ($218.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($60.34)
    Other: $34,000 ($32.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($3.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $35,000 ($33.52)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.87)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $289,000 ($276.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $114,000 ($109.20)
    Highways: $100,000 ($95.79)
    Other: $5,000 ($4.79)
  • Tax - Property: $294,000 ($281.61)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,000 ($9.58)

Reading government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,672,000 ($4475.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,532,000 ($4341.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,000 ($134.10)

Reading government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,540,000 ($1475.10)

5.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jackson County, MI  0.85% ($42,029 average AGI)
from Lenawee County, MI  0.81% ($33,545)
from Branch County, MI  0.63% ($36,163)


5.84% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,183 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jackson County, MI  0.78% ($41,543 average AGI)
to Lenawee County, MI  0.75% ($33,145)
to Branch County, MI  0.63% ($33,419)

Businesses in Reading, MI

  • YMCA: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Reading:

  • WTVB (1590 AM; 5 kW; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WCSR (1340 AM; 1 kW; HILLSDALE, MI; Owner: WCSR, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WMSH-FM (99 AM; 1 kW; STURGIS, MI; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJKN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, MI)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Reading:

  • WCSR-FM (92.1 FM; HILLSDALE, MI; Owner: WCSR, INC)
  • WBZV (102.5 FM; HUDSON, MI; Owner: FRIENDS COMMUNICATIONS OF HUDSON INC)
  • WAAQ (88.3 FM; ONSTED, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLKI (100.3 FM; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNWN-FM (98.5 FM; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBOI (91.3 FM; ORLAND, IN; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF NORTHEAST INDIANA, INC)
  • WCVM (94.7 FM; BRONSON, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WEAX (88.3 FM; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPCJ (91.1 FM; PITTSFORD, MI; Owner: PITTSFORD EDUC. B/CING FOUNDATION)
  • WGBE (90.9 FM; BRYAN, OH; Owner: PUBLIC B/G FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WLZZ (104.5 FM; MONTPELIER, OH; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUFN (96.7 FM; ALBION, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WSAE (106.9 FM; SPRING ARBOR, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Reading:

  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WINM (Channel 63; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Reading: Sidney Haight.

Reading fatal accident list:

Jul 3, 2007 05:02 AM, Sr-49, Lat: 41.829597, Lon: -84.747950, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 16, 2003 07:49 PM, Michigan St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.1mTotal length
  • 255Total average daily traffic
  • 418Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Reading)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 312 N Main (Lat: 41.841444 Lon: -84.748278), Call Sign: KXH674,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.175 MHz, 155.265 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 03/16/2022, Registrant: Reading Emergency Unit, 30 Monroe St, Hillsdale, MI 49242-0268, Phone: (517) 283-2856, Fax: (517) 283-7045, Email:
  • 930 W Reading Rd (Lat: 41.999500 Lon: -84.791083), Call Sign: KNDU688, Licensee ID: L00570725,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.460 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/2002, Expiration Date: 11/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2013, Registrant: Thomas Schroeder, 930 W Reading Rd, Reading, MI 49274
  • 2671 Dimmers Rd (Lat: 41.838944 Lon: -84.737722), Call Sign: WNAS713, Licensee ID: L00914955,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.175 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/2004, Expiration Date: 10/12/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/13/2014, Registrant: Lennard, Gene:lennard, Robert Dba Lennard Farms, 2671 Dimmers Rd, Reading, MI 49274, Phone: (517) 357-4340
  • Lat: 41.859667 Lon: -84.748667, Call Sign: WRFR476,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.645 MHz, 159.750 MHz, 159.765 MHz, 159.870 MHz, 160.110 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2020, Expiration Date: 04/17/2030, Certifier: Chuck North, Registrant: Radio Communications, Inc., 176 Meachem Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037, Phone: (269) 963-4171, Fax: (269) 963-2426, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • READING, Lat: 41.845694 Lon: -84.759694, Call Sign: WQGY689,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.393 MHz, Grant Date: 05/27/2017, Expiration Date: 05/29/2027, Certifier: Thomas Stephenson, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Reading Twr, Lat: 41.857222 Lon: -84.747222, Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.5 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQJR331,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: David Cleveland, Registrant: Dmci Broadband, LLC, 3979 Sand Lake Road, Reading, MI 49274, Phone: (877) 936-2422, Email:
  • Reading Twr SE, Lat: 41.857222 Lon: -84.747222, Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.5 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQJR331,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: David Cleveland, Registrant: Dmci Broadband, LLC, 3979 Sand Lake Road, Reading, MI 49274, Phone: (877) 936-2422, Email:
  • Reading Twr NW, Lat: 41.857222 Lon: -84.747222, Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.5 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQJR331,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: David Cleveland, Registrant: Dmci Broadband, LLC, 3979 Sand Lake Road, Reading, MI 49274, Phone: (877) 936-2422, Email:
  • Reading Twr NE, Lat: 41.857222 Lon: -84.747222, Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.5 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQJR331,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: David Cleveland, Registrant: Dmci Broadband, LLC, 3979 Sand Lake Road, Reading, MI 49274, Phone: (877) 936-2422, Email:
  • READING TWR, 4751 South Edon Road (Lat: 41.857222 Lon: -84.747222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 72.5 m, Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: WQPY528,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz... (+91 more), Grant Date: 09/19/2012, Expiration Date: 09/19/2022, Certifier: David L Cleveland, Registrant: Dmci Broadband, LLC, 3979 Sand Lake Road, Reading, MI 49274, Phone: (877) 936-2422, Email:
  • READING, 1.5 Miles North Of (Lat: 41.857250 Lon: -84.747167), Overall height: 78 m, Call Sign: KQF59,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3770.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3990.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 4070.00 MHz, 4010.00 MHz, 4150.00 MHz, 4090.00 MHz, 4170.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/16/1990, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/28/1998, Registrant: At&t Corp, 1200 Peachtree St 15w24, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: BEECH 77 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 178JS, N178JS, N-178JS, Serial Number: WA-230, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 01/28/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 08/14/2008
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Scott Tidd, 7160 Long Lake Rd, Reading, MI 49274, Other Owners: Jessica Tidd
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 45281, N45281, N-45281, Serial Number: 15076822, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 04/16/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 09/28/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick D Stewart, 4651 Card Rd, Reading, MI 49274
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5621U, N5621U, N-5621U, Serial Number: 28-26417, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 04/24/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Robert J Tidd, 7160 Long Lake Rd, Reading, MI 49274
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 14-13-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 74428, N74428, N-74428, Serial Number: 1541, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/2019
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jessica Marie Tidd, 7160 Long Lake Rd, Reading, MI 49274, Other Owners: Scott Thomas Tidd
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35-A33 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1381Z, N1381Z, N-1381Z, Serial Number: CD-370, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 08/05/1997
    Registrant (Corporation): Roll-Tech Inc, 104 Enterprise Dr, Reading, MI 49274
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/19/2018

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 13. The highest number of fire incidents - 31 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Reading, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.8%), and Structure Fires (40.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Reading, MI
    • 9944.8%Outside Fires
    • 8940.3%Structure Fires
    • 2210.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 115.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Reading, MI
Most common first names in Reading, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles2473.8 years
George2376.7 years
Robert2272.5 years
Mary2078.5 years
John2080.8 years
Harold1975.7 years
Donald1466.6 years
Richard1369.9 years
William1271.9 years
Anna1182.1 years
Most common last names in Reading, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1378.9 years
Jackson1278.4 years
Mcclellan977.7 years
Brown973.6 years
Miller871.7 years
Carpenter770.7 years
Johnson779.9 years
Taylor775.3 years
Davis675.8 years
Boyd681.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Reading, MI
  • 94.3%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Reading, MI
  • 78.1%Utility gas
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 3.5%No fuel used
  • 2.6%Other fuel
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Reading compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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