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Reading is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after the city in England.
The latitude of Reading is 42.525N. The longitude is -71.095W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 102 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 23,708.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Reading demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01867 ZIP code.
5% of Reading residents report German ancestry, and 26% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Reading ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Reading was $32,888, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Reading residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Reading, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $686. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,656.
Libraries in Reading include Reading Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Reading include Reading Advocate
The average commute time for Reading workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Reading between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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