North Reading is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,554 people and four constituent neighborhoods, North Reading is the 131st 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 90.41% 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 (15.52%), sales jobs (11.97%), and office and administrative support (11.93%).
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.
Of important note, North Reading is also a town of artists. North Reading has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape North Reading’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, North Reading is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, North Reading really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is North Reading perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in North Reading is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Reading, the average commute to work is 34.73 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in North Reading. 54.97% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in North Reading in 2018 was $61,227, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $244,908 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.