North Reading, Massachusetts Population 2024

15,967

North Reading is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. North Reading has a 2024 population of 15,967. North Reading is currently growing at a rate of 1.33% annually and its population has increased by 2.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,542 in 2020.

The average household income in North Reading is $194,412 with a poverty rate of 2.7%. The median age in North Reading is 43.9 years: 43.2 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.

North Reading Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Reading was:

  • White: 88.29%
  • Two or more races: 5.3%
  • Asian: 4.35%
  • Black or African American: 1.14%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
13.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,213.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.73% (425)
The current population of North Reading, Massachusetts is 15,967 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,542.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,71088.29%
Two or more races8235.3%
Asian6764.35%
Black or African American1771.14%
Other race1430.92%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

North Reading Population by Race

North Reading Population Pyramid 2024

North Reading Median Age

43.9

Total

43.2

Male

44.5

Female

North Reading Adults

There are 12,114 adults, (2,208 of whom are seniors) in North Reading.

North Reading Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

North Reading Sex Ratio

Female7,66849.38%
Male7,86150.62%

North Reading Population by Age

North Reading Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8512.6383.516.5
Married3,7063.0994.45.6
Non Family1,5101.225644
Female4943.2681.418.6
Male1413.231000

3.09

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

83.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

North Reading Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1881.71%
Associates Degree8707.92%
Bachelors Degree3,76134.24%
Graduate Degree2,49922.75%
High School Graduate1,99118.12%
Less Than 9th Grade1471.34%
Some College1,52913.92%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

North Reading Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Reading Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,8019,5065,654
Asian522504382
2+ Races442442128
Black11911554
Hispanic11310252
Other Race755742

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.18%.

North Reading Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$92,711$104,573$65,833
Graduate Degree$113,377$138,494$92,692
High School Graduate$44,809$64,179$37,550
Less Than 9th Grade$60,402$60,982$0
Overall$79,037$96,058$59,091
Some College$53,391$66,136$45,533

$79,037

Average Earnings

$96,058

Average Male

$59,091

Average Female

North Reading Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Reading Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

North Reading Language

89.48% of North Reading residents speak only English, while 10.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.67% of the population.

North Reading Language

North Reading Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,5433912.89%
Black177147.91%
Other137128.76%
Hispanic237125.06%

2.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.97%

Male Poverty Rate

2.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Reading

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Reading is Other, with 8.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Reading is White, with 2.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.93%.

North Reading Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.97%
High School8.24%
Some College2.38%
Bachelors or Greater1.17%

North Reading Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed7.46%
Female Employed1.49%
Male Employed0.2%
Female Unemployed0%

North Reading Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Reading Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$167,776$223,671
Households$141,442$194,412
Married Families$172,254$-999,999,999
Non Families$62,321$106,609

mean

median

Income by Household Type

North Reading Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.4%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

North Reading Married by Age and Sex

male

female

North Reading Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

North Reading Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

North Reading Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

652

Number of Veterans

603

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam209
First Gulf War119
Second Gulf War78
Korea0
World War II0

North Reading Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64239
65 to 74134
75+133
35 to 54107
18 to 3439

North Reading Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5555.13%
2+ Races8617.37%
Black119.24%

North Reading Veterans by Race

North Reading Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Reading Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

North Reading Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

North Reading Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

North Reading Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.6%

Born in North Reading

91.94%

Native Born

8.06%

Foreign Born

2.82%

Non Citizen

5.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.94% of North Reading residents were born in the United States, with 73.6% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

North Reading Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,0122091.24%
202816,8032091.26%
202716,5942091.28%
202616,3852091.29%
202516,1762091.31%
202415,9672091.33%
202315,7582091.34%
202215,5492091.36%
202115,340-202-1.3%
202015,542-337-2.12%
201915,8793962.56%
201815,483-49-0.32%
201715,532-12-0.08%
201615,544150.1%
201515,529860.56%
201415,443970.63%
201315,346870.57%
201215,2591571.04%
201115,1021581.06%
201014,94400%

North Reading Population by Year