Reading, MA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Reading, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
25,132
Unemployment
3.1%
Poverty
2.8%
Median Home
$562,800
Median Income
$132,731
Median Rent
$1,354

Reading SnackAbility

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

Reading, MA Crime Report

119
Total Crimes
470.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-81.01%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Reading
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 119 470.3 1,507.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 3 11.9 327.6 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 2.2 5.0
Robbery 0 0.0 52.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 3 11.9 241.0 250.2
Property Crime 116 458.4 1,179.8 2,109.9
Burglary 15 59.3 179.0 340.5
Larceny 94 371.5 911.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 7 27.7 89.0 219.9

Reading, MA Cost Of Living

150
Reading's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Reading Massachusetts National Average
Overall 150 131 100
Services 130 122 100
Groceries 108 109 100
Health 118 121 100
Housing 221 165 100
Transportation 111 107 100
Utilities 115 114 100

Rankings for Reading in Massachusetts

Map Of Reading, MA

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Population over time in Reading

Year Population % Change
2019 25,132 0.1%
2018 25,100 -2.6%
2017 25,769 1.1%
2016 25,490 0.5%
2015 25,357 0.7%
2014 25,176 0.9%
2013 24,957 0.8%
2012 24,753 1.0%
2011 24,504 1.0%
2010 24,261 -

Race / Ethnicity in Reading

White
91.1% (22,891)
African American
0.4% (107)
American Indian
0.0% (6)
Asian
4.4% (1,112)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (76)
Two Or More
0.7% (179)
Hispanic
3.0% (761)
Race Reading MA USA
White 91.1% 71.6% 60.7%
African American 0.4% 6.9% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 4.4% 6.6% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.7% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.0% 11.8% 18.0%

Gender in Reading

Female
50.6% (12,728)
Male
49.4% (12,403)
Gender Reading MA USA
Female 50.6% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.4% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Reading for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (502)
9-12th Grade
1.0% (251)
High School / GED
15.0% (3,769)
Some College
12.0% (3,015)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,507)
Bachelor's Degree
33.0% (8,293)
Master's Degree
22.0% (5,529)
Professional Degree
4.0% (1,005)
Doctorate Degree
5.0% (1,256)
Education Reading MA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 15.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 12.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 33.0% 24.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 22.0% 14.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 5.0% 3.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Reading, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
1.1% (27,344)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.8% (44,570)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.7% (143,556)
$25,000 to $34,999
2.2% (56,055)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.9% (173,361)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.7% (294,222)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.0% (276,449)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.8% (448,443)
$150,000 to $199,999
16.3% (410,708)
$200,000 or more
25.4% (638,485)
Income Reading MA USA
Less than $10,000 1.1% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.8% 4.2% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.7% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 2.2% 6.7% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.9% 9.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.7% 14.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.0% 12.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.8% 17.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 16.3% 10.2% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 25.4% 13.2% 7.7%

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