North Reading is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,865 people and two constituent neighborhoods, North Reading is the 129th largest community in Massachusetts.
North Reading home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but North Reading real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
North Reading is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.73% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Reading is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Reading who work in management occupations (14.51%), office and administrative support (12.10%), and sales jobs (11.96%).
Also of interest is that North Reading has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, North Reading is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making North Reading a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, North Reading has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, North Reading’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in North Reading, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.56 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, North Reading is a pretty powerful place. 50.97% of the adults in North Reading have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in North Reading in 2018 was $56,981, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $227,924 for a family of four.
The people who call North Reading home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Reading residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Reading include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in North Reading is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Portuguese.