Living in Reading, MA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-10

Reading SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
9
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
4

Reading, MA Crime Report

149
Total Crimes
566.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-77.94%
Below National Average

Reading, MA Cost Of Living

150
Reading's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average

Reading, Massachusetts Info Snack

Reading (/rd/ ( listen) RED-ing) is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, 16 miles (26 km) north of central Boston. The population was 24,747 at the 2010 census.
Population
25,100
Unemployment
3.1%
Poverty
3.2%
Median Home
$534,100
Median Income
$112,634
Median Rent
$1,265

Rankings for Reading in Massachusetts

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Map Of Reading, MA

Population over time in Reading

Year Population % Change
2017 25,100 -2.6%
2016 25,769 1.1%
2015 25,490 0.5%
2014 25,357 0.7%
2013 25,176 0.9%
2012 24,957 0.8%
2011 24,753 1.0%
2010 24,504 1.0%
2009 24,261 -
Crime/100k Reading MA USA
Violent Crime 19.0 338.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 2.0 5.0
Robbery 7.6 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 11.4 241.2 246.8
Property Crime 547.7 1263.3 2199.5
Burglary 91.3 200.8 376.0
Larceny 426.0 966.8 1594.6
Car Theft 30.4 95.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Reading

White
91.0% (22,845)
African American
0.4% (102)
American Indian
0.0% (9)
Asian
4.7% (1,170)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (59)
Two Or More
0.9% (219)
Hispanic
2.8% (696)
Race Reading MA USA
White 91.0% 72.2% 61.1%
African American 0.4% 6.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 4.7% 6.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.9% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.8% 11.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Reading, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
2.0% (51,224)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.8% (44,614)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.3% (156,978)
$25,000 to $34,999
2.8% (71,053)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.4% (211,507)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.4% (261,905)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.3% (307,622)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.0% (452,758)
$150,000 to $199,999
15.4% (385,560)
$200,000 or more
22.6% (566,774)
Income Reading MA USA
Less than $10,000 2.0% 5.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.8% 4.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.3% 7.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 2.8% 7.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.4% 9.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.4% 14.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.3% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.0% 17.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 15.4% 9.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 22.6% 12.0% 7.0%

Gender in Reading

Female
50.4% (12,638)
Male
49.6% (12,462)
Gender Reading MA USA
Female 50.4% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.6% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Reading for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
0.0% (0)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (502)
High School / GED
16.0% (4,016)
Some College
12.0% (3,012)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (1,757)
Bachelor's Degree
33.0% (8,283)
Master's Degree
22.0% (5,522)
Professional Degree
3.0% (753)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (1,255)
Education Reading MA USA
< 9th Grade 0.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 16.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 12.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 33.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 22.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 3.0% 1.0%

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