Reading, Massachusetts Population 2020

25,100

Reading is a city located in Massachusetts. Reading has a 2020 population of 25,100. Reading is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,747 in 2010. Reading reached it's highest population of 25,769 in 2017.

The average household income in Reading is $138,154 with a poverty rate of 3.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,265 per month, and the median house value is $534,100. The median age in Reading is 42.8 years, 40.2 years for males, and 45.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.6 males.

Reading Demographics

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

  • White: 92.51%
  • Asian: 4.66%
  • Two or more races: 1.41%
  • Other race: 0.83%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Reading, Massachusetts is 25,100, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,100.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,747.

Reading, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,22092.51%
Asian1,1704.66%
Two or More Races3551.41%
Some Other Race2090.83%
Black or African American1020.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.18%

Reading Population Pyramid 2020

Reading Median Age

42.8


Total

40.2


Male

45.9


Female

Reading Adults

There are 19,122 adults, (4,080 of whom are seniors) in Reading.

Reading Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Reading Sex Ratio

Female

12,638

50.35%

Male

12,462

49.65%

Reading Households and Families

Reading Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Reading Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married95.2%4.8%
All83%17%
Male79.7%20.3%
Female69.2%30.8%
Non Family55.9%44.1%

83.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1142.7383
Married5,8873.2695.2
Non Family2,2271.2355.9
Female8182.9169.2
Male1823.2879.7

3.2

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Reading Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2191.24%
9th to 12th Grade3221.82%
High School Graduate2,78215.73%
Some College2,13512.07%
Associates Degree1,2697.18%
Bachelors Degree5,77632.67%
Graduate Degree5,17929.29%

Reading Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,28215,8579,817
Asian885849800
Hispanic337258187
Other Race14112095
Black969577
Multiple Races565629
Native American999

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$68,365$92,697$53,677
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$33,625$51,923$23,542
Some College$47,500$57,984$44,545
Bachelors Degree$79,462$105,824$60,714
Graduate Degree$83,096$123,494$66,154

$68,365

Average Earnings

$92,697

Average Male

$53,677

Average Female

Reading Language

Reading Language by Age

Reading Language

90.84% of Reading residents speak only English, while 9.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.27% of the population.

Reading Poverty

Reading Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,6846682.94%
Hispanic68912518.14%
Other2098239.23%
Multiple355143.94%
Black8811.14%

3.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.01%

Male Poverty Rate

3.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Reading

The race most likely to be in poverty in Reading is Other, with 39.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Reading is Black, with 1.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School8.95%
High School8.01%
Some College2.24%
Bachelors or Greater1.97%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed13.84%
Male Unemployed7.66%
Female Employed1.73%
Male Employed0.92%

Reading Income

Reading Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$112,634$138,154
Families$143,460$162,853
Married Families$158,594-
Non Families$44,129$59,634

Reading Marital Status

Reading Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.2%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Reading Married by Age and Sex

Reading Marriage

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

Reading Marital Status by Race

Reading Veterans

992

Number of Veterans

935

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam383
Second Gulf War169
Korea138
First Gulf War55
World War II53
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74311
75+262
35 to 54156
18 to 34132
55 to 64131
Name Veterans % of Total
White9585.37%
Hispanic6414.68%
Other1911.66%
Asian141.58%
Black10.98%

$Reading Veterans by Education

3.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Reading Employment Status

70.5%

Labor Force Participation

68.3%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Reading Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.33%

Born in Massachusetts

91.24%

Native Born

8.76%

Foreign Born

2.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.24% of Reading residents were born in the United States, with 75.33% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,1000.00%
201925,1000.00%
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%