Reading, MA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Reading, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
25,236
Unemployment
2.7%
Poverty
3.0%
Median Home
$594,000
Median Income
$131,515
Median Rent
$1,363

Reading SnackAbility

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

Reading, MA Crime Report

120
Total Crimes
472.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
-79.88%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Reading
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 120 472.1 1,362.0 2,346.0
Violent Crime 11 43.3 308.8 387.8
Murder 0 0.0 2.3 6.5
Robbery 0 0.0 43.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 9 35.4 235.9 279.7
Property Crime 109 428.8 1,053.2 1,958.2
Burglary 12 47.2 149.7 314.2
Larceny 86 338.4 804.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 11 43.3 99.2 246.0

Reading, MA Cost Of Living

152
Reading's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Reading Massachusetts National Average
Overall 152 132 100
Services 128 119 100
Groceries 111 112 100
Health 121 123 100
Housing 220 164 100
Transportation 109 109 100
Utilities 124 116 100

Rankings for Reading in Massachusetts

Map Of Reading, MA

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Population over time in Reading

Year Population % Change
2020 25,236 0.5%
2019 25,100 -2.6%
2018 25,769 1.1%
2017 25,490 0.5%
2016 25,357 0.7%
2015 25,176 0.9%
2014 24,957 0.8%
2013 24,753 1.0%
2012 24,504 1.0%
2011 24,261 -

Race / Ethnicity in Reading

White
88.7% (22,373)
African American
0.7% (180)
American Indian
0.0% (9)
Asian
5.3% (1,344)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.4% (95)
Two Or More
1.3% (336)
Hispanic
3.6% (899)
Race Reading MA USA
White 88.7% 70.8% 60.1%
African American 0.7% 6.8% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 5.3% 6.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.8% 0.3%
Two Or More 1.3% 2.7% 2.8%
Hispanic 3.6% 12.0% 18.2%

Gender in Reading

Female
51.1% (12,888)
Male
48.9% (12,347)
Gender Reading MA USA
Female 51.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Reading for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (252)
9-12th Grade
1.0% (252)
High School / GED
16.0% (4,037)
Some College
12.0% (3,028)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,514)
Bachelor's Degree
34.0% (8,580)
Master's Degree
22.0% (5,551)
Professional Degree
4.0% (1,009)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (1,009)
Education Reading MA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 16.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 12.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 34.0% 25.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 22.0% 14.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 4.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 3.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Reading, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
1.0% (24,498)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.4% (60,842)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.4% (162,335)
$25,000 to $34,999
2.9% (74,302)
$35,000 to $49,999
7.2% (181,449)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.4% (286,711)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.0% (253,059)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.9% (402,473)
$150,000 to $199,999
16.6% (417,818)
$200,000 or more
26.2% (660,109)
Income Reading MA USA
Less than $10,000 1.0% 5.0% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.4% 4.1% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.4% 6.8% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 2.9% 6.4% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 7.2% 9.0% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.4% 13.9% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.0% 12.0% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.9% 18.0% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 16.6% 10.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 26.2% 14.3% 8.3%

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