Reading, Massachusetts Population 2021

25,132
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Reading is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. Reading has a 2020 population of 25,132. Reading is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,747 in 2010. Reading reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Reading is $147,262 with a poverty rate of 2.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,354 per month, and the median house value is $562,800. The median age in Reading is 43.2 years, 40.8 years for males, and 46 years for females.

Reading Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Readingwas:

  • White: 92.71%
  • Asian: 4.42%
  • Two or more races: 1.27%
  • Other race: 1.14%
  • Black or African American: 0.43%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Reading, Massachusetts is 25,132 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,132.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,747.

Reading, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,30092.71%
Asian1,1124.42%
Two or More Races3201.27%
Some Other Race2871.14%
Black or African American1070.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.02%
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Reading Population by Race

Reading Population Pyramid $2021

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Reading Median Age

43.2


Total

40.8


Male

46


Female

Reading Adults

There are 19,046 adults, (4,395 of whom are seniors) in Reading.

Reading Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Reading Sex Ratio

Female

12,729

50.65%

Male

12,403

49.35%

Reading Population by Age

Reading Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Reading Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family57.5%42.5%
Female70.6%29.4%
Male82%18%
All84.1%15.9%
Married95.2%4.8%

84.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Reading Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1912.7184.1
Married6,1153.2395.2
Non Family2,1721.2157.5
Female7042.7970.6
Male2002.9782

3.16

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Reading Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1831.03%
9th to 12th Grade2611.46%
High School Graduate2,58914.52%
Some College2,17712.21%
Associates Degree1,1316.34%
Bachelors Degree5,97233.50%
Graduate Degree5,51530.93%
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Reading Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Reading Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,32215,96610,202
Asian897886843
Hispanic421349295
Other Race183160135
Black1029872
2+ Races515123
Native American666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Reading Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$72,095$96,686$58,558
Less Than 9th Grade$35,272$37,065$
High School Graduate$41,328$62,292$24,837
Some College$46,470$47,083$46,314
Bachelors Degree$84,801$109,809$67,071
Graduate Degree$85,170$119,141$68,031

$72,095

Average Earnings

$96,686

Average Male

$58,558

Average Female

Reading Earnings by Educational Attainment

Reading Language by Age

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Reading Language

91.42% of Reading residents speak only English, while 8.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.10% of the population.

Reading Language

Reading Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,7495542.44%
Hispanic75313217.53%
Other2879834.15%
Multiple320134.06%
Black8611.16%

2.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.18%

Male Poverty Rate

3.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Reading

The race most likely to be in poverty in Reading is Other, with 34.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Reading is Black, with 1.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.28%.

Reading Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.75%
High School7.70%
Some College2.33%
Bachelors or Greater1.28%

Reading Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed6.63%
Female Unemployed5.35%
Female Employed2.31%
Male Employed0.74%

Reading Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Reading Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$132,731$147,262
Families$157,061$172,294
Married Families$169,592-
Non Families$52,083$64,095
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Income by Household Type

Reading Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.7%

Male Marriage Rate

58.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Reading Married by Age and Sex

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Reading Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Reading Marital Status by Race

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Reading Marital Status

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1,016

Number of Veterans

1,006

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam353
Korea180
Second Gulf War124
First Gulf War71
World War II30

Reading Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+349
65 to 74279
35 to 54225
55 to 64140
18 to 3423

Reading Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9725.47%
Hispanic6013.19%
Other Race3114.29%
Asian101.11%
Black32.80%

Reading Veterans by Race

Reading Veterans by Education

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3.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Reading Veterans by Education

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70.9%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Reading Employment by Age

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Reading Employment by Race

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Reading Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.33%

Born in Reading

91.76%

Native Born

8.24%

Foreign Born

2.30%

Non Citizen

5.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.76% of Reading residents were born in the United States, with 74.33% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Reading Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,1320.00%
202025,1320.00%
201925,132320.13%
201825,100-669-2.60%
201725,7692791.09%
201625,4901330.52%
201525,3571810.72%
201425,1762190.88%
201324,9572040.82%
201224,7532491.02%
201124,504-243-0.98%
201024,7470.00%

Reading Population by Year