Facts & Figures

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