North Reading, MA
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North Reading is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,636 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 90.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Reading is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Reading who work in management occupations (18.09%), office and administrative support (12.45%), and sales jobs (10.76%).

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.

North Reading is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Reading, the average commute to work is 34.99 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In North Reading, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though North Reading is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in North Reading. 50.95% 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 $49,386, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,544 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 Other Asian languages and French.

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