Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures About Reading
 
Historical & Geographical
• 12 Miles North of Boston
• Incorporated in 1644
• Name taken from Reading, England
• Atlantic Ocean 12 Miles Directly East
• 9.9 Square Miles within Political Boundary
• Approximately 102 Miles of Roadway
• Located at Busiest Highway Interchange (93/95 Cloverleaf) in New England
 
Known For
• Excellent school system
• High-quality town services
• Strong sense of community
• Engaged residents
• Easy access to Boston, NH, ME
 
Driving
• Exits off Interstate 95
        -38B for Route 28 North
        -39 for Walkers Brook Drive
        -40 for Route 129 or Haverhill Street
• Exits off Interstate 93
       -38 for Route 129
 
Population
• Approximately 25,000 residents
• 6,650 of which are Under 18
• 3,500 of which are Over 65
• Median Age is 42
• Median Household Income is $102,000
• 94% White
• 3.8% Asian
• 2.2% Other Races Combined
• Average Tax Bill is $6,460
• Over 23,000 Vehicles are Registered in Reading
 
Local Government
• Representative Town Meeting
• 150 Elected Town Meeting Members
• 5 Elected Members of a Board of Selectmen
• 1 Appointed Town Manager
• Town Offices at 16 Lowell Street
• Town Hall Phone is (781) 942-9001
 
Police Department
• 42 Sworn Officers
• 13 Civilian Staff
• 24 Crossing Guards (per diem)
• 79 Total Staff
• Emergencies Dial 911
• Non-Emergency Line is (781) 944-1212
 
Criminal Prosecution
• Woburn District Court, Ordinary Criminal Cases
• Middlesex Superior Court, Capital Offenses