North Reading, MA
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Living in North Reading

North Reading is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,343 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in North Reading telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.07% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 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 is lower than average for the country.

In North Reading, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.16 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to North Reading, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. North Reading is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.50% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in North Reading in 2018 was $65,574, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $262,296 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.

The most common language spoken in North Reading is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Portuguese.

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