North Reading is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,509 people and two constituent neighborhoods, North Reading is the 129th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in North Reading are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
North Reading is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.81% 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 (18.43%), office and administrative support (12.10%) and sales jobs (11.13%).
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.
In addition, North Reading is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.43 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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 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 50.84% 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 2010 was $47,455, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,820 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, French and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in North Reading is English.
|NORTH READING INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,424|
|NORTH READING HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||84.83%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||15.17%|
|TYPE OF NORTH READING HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||78.33%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.40%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.45%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||13.82%|
|SIZE OF NORTH READING HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.75%|
|AGE OF NORTH READING HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||13.13%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||41.88%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||37.54%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||7.45%|
|NORTH READING REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$501,082|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,544|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||2.39%|
|$58,001 - $117,000||0.00%|
|$117,001 - $234,000||4.85%|
|$234,001 - $350,000||8.59%|
|$350,001 - $467,000||27.57%|
|$467,001 - $584,000||22.34%|
|$584,001 - $876,000||25.76%|
|$876,001 - $1,168,000||7.15%|
|PEOPLE OF NORTH READING||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.27%|
|5 TO 17||17.92%|
|18 TO 24||5.41%|
|25 TO 34||10.64%|
|35 TO 54||33.83%|
|55 TO 64||13.33%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.60%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.67%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$112,419|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$47,455|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.45%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (15.06%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (13.97%)
Public Service (4.77%)
Information Technology (2.78%)
Real estate (2.32%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.91%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.26%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.36%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.84%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.69%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (38.11%)
French Canadian (2.70%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (88.34%)
Other Asian languages (1.50%)
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