North Reading is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,646 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 89.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Reading is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Reading who work in management occupations (18.19%), office and administrative support (11.74%), and sales jobs (11.65%).
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 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.
In North Reading, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though North Reading is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in North Reading. 50.86% 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 2010 was $49,810, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,240 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 Italian, English, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in North Reading is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.