Reading, MA

25,490 Population
10 square miles 2,560.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
 
Population Density
2,560.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.4%
was 53.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.6%
was 8.9%
 
Percent Under 18
24.4%
was 24.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.6%
was 14.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
2.7%
was 2.8%
 
Median Household Income
$108,894
was $107,654
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.2
42.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
23.3
was 39.4
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
525.2
was 724.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
9,818
was 9,653
 
Median Rent
$1,302
was $1,282
 
Total Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Occupied Housing Units
9,351
was 9,168
 
Homeownership Rate
79.4%
was 78.2%
 
Single Family Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
983.9
was 969.8
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.5%
was 19.5%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
--
No Data Available
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
--
No Data Available

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.5%
was 99.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
98.3%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
97.0%
was 96.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
61.5%
was 58.8%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
83.1%
was 82.5%
Ranked 88th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
6.0%
was 7.1%
Ranked 91st Highest in MA
Revenue
$79,833,380
was $77,463,468
Ranked 66th Highest in MA
Expenditure
$78,092,397
was $77,734,576
Ranked 64th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,171
was $3,104
Ranked 110th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$3,102
was $3,115
Ranked 104th Highest in MA

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