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  4. Reading Employment Information
  5. Reading Family Information
  6. Reading Education Information
  7. Reading Business Information
  8. Reading Public Benefits Information
  9. Reading Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  10. Reading Zip Codes


Reading Legal Resources

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Reading Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 23,708
  • Land Area (2000): 25.710 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 0.000 square kilometers
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 339, 781
  • Alias(es) (2003): READING
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Houses (2000): 8,823
Reading Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Reading Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 6,118
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $217,667,000 / $52,678,000

Reading Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 12,893 12,258 635 4.93% 49
1991 12,753 11,856 897 7.03% 70
1992 12,706 11,803 904 7.11% 71
1993 12,604 11,962 641 5.09% 51
1994 12,721 12,156 565 4.44% 45
1995 12,739 12,266 473 3.71% 37
1996 12,950 12,532 418 3.23% 32
1997 13,352 12,970 382 2.86% 29
1998 13,535 13,226 308 2.28% 23
1999 13,626 13,317 309 2.27% 23
2000 13,177 12,909 268 2.04% 20
2001 13,233 12,840 393 2.97% 30
2002 13,164 12,567 597 4.53% 45
2003 12,992 12,327 666 5.12% 51
2004 12,782 12,245 537 4.20% 42
2005 12,717 12,239 479 3.76% 38
2006 12,647 12,179 468 3.70% 37
2007 12,736 12,313 423 3.32% 33
2008 12,796 12,329 467 3.65% 37
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 12,743 12,297 446 3.50% 35
Feb 2008 12,719 12,271 448 3.52% 35
Mar 2008 12,765 12,318 447 3.50% 35
Apr 2008 12,706 12,343 363 2.86% 29
May 2008 12,658 12,195 463 3.66% 37
Jun 2008 12,925 12,383 542 4.19% 42
Jul 2008 12,982 12,487 495 3.81% 38
Aug 2008 12,941 12,453 488 3.77% 38
Sep 2008 12,728 12,215 513 4.03% 40
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Reading Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 842 12.77%
2. Construction 590 8.95%
3. Finance and Insurance 511 7.75%
4. Educational Services 391 5.93%
5. Health Care 356 5.40%
6. Public Administration 351 5.32%
7. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 280 4.25%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 189 2.87%
9. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 175 2.65%
10. Accommodation and Food Services 162 2.46%
11. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 148 2.25%
12. Food and Beverage Stores 133 2.02%
13. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 129 1.96%
14. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 124 1.88%
15. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 116 1.76%
16. Machinery Manufacturing 110 1.67%
17. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 110 1.67%
18. Other Transportation 109 1.65%
19. Info Services and Data Processing 104 1.58%
20. Printing and Related Manufacturing 101 1.53%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 1,170 19.79%
2. Educational Services 849 14.36%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 623 10.54%
4. Finance and Insurance 423 7.16%
5. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 223 3.77%
6. Social Assistance 187 3.16%
7. Accommodation and Food Services 181 3.06%
8. Public Administration 166 2.81%
9. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 158 2.67%
10. Info Services and Data Processing 124 2.10%
11. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 114 1.93%
12. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 111 1.88%
13. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 108 1.83%
14. Construction 104 1.76%
15. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 98 1.66%
16. Food and Beverage Stores 88 1.49%
17. Personal and Laundry Services 87 1.47%
18. Department and Other General Stores 85 1.44%
19. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 77 1.30%
20. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 73 1.23%

Reading Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Management Occupations 523 7.93%
2. Computer Specialists 416 6.31%
3. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 382 5.79%
4. Engineers 306 4.64%
5. Top Executives 258 3.91%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 244 3.70%
7. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 202 3.06%
8. Accountants and Auditors 177 2.69%
9. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 177 2.69%
10. Business Operations Specialists 174 2.64%
11. Other Installation / Maintenance 171 2.59%
12. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 169 2.56%
13. Operations Managers Non Finance 163 2.47%
14. Other Office and Admin Support 142 2.15%
15. Law Enforcement Workers 130 1.97%
16. Lawyers 127 1.93%
17. Financial Managers 123 1.87%
18. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 117 1.77%
19. Electricians 115 1.74%
20. Advertising / Marketing / PR / Sales 103 1.56%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Secretaries and Admins 535 9.05%
2. Registered Nurses 418 7.07%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 329 5.57%
4. Other Management Occupations 302 5.11%
5. Other Office and Admin Support 253 4.28%
6. Business Operations Specialists 230 3.89%
7. Computer Specialists 205 3.47%
8. Accountants and Auditors 182 3.08%
9. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 178 3.01%
10. Other Sales and Related Occupations 164 2.77%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 162 2.74%
12. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 158 2.67%
13. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 119 2.01%
14. Waiters and Waitresses 119 2.01%
15. Customer Service Representatives 118 2.00%
16. Health Technologists and Technicians 115 1.95%
17. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 114 1.93%
18. Teachers, Secondary School 108 1.83%
19. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 105 1.78%
20. Financial Managers 104 1.76%

Reading Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 10,092 55.77%
15-35 hours 2,769 15.30%
1-14 hours 812 4.49%
No regular hours 4,423 24.44%

Reading Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 154 1.30%
5 AM-5:29 AM 137 1.16%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 364 3.07%
6 AM-6:29 AM 749 6.32%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 1,269 10.71%
7 AM-7:29 AM 2,180 18.40%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 2,186 18.45%
8 AM-8:29 AM 1,846 15.58%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 812 6.85%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 708 5.97%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 286 2.41%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 61 0.51%
Noon-3:59 PM 686 5.79%
4 PM-11:59 PM 413 3.48%

Reading Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 282 2.38%
5-9 1,292 10.90%
10-14 1,556 13.13%
15-19 1,455 12.28%
20-24 1,697 14.32%
25-29 614 5.18%
30-34 1,711 14.44%
35-39 465 3.92%
40-44 591 4.99%
45-59 1,240 10.46%
60-89 783 6.61%
At least 90 165 1.39%

Reading Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 24 0.20% 6,872 57.99%
30-44 91 0.77% 2,676 22.58%
45-59 179 1.51% 1,061 8.95%
At least 60 400 3.38% 548 4.62%

Reading Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 0 0.00%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 716 5.82%
 Car / truck / van, solo 10,221 83.13%
 Motorcycle 8 0.07%
 Other 24 0.20%
 Public transportation 694 5.64%
 Walked 188 1.53%
 Worked at home 444 3.61%

Reading Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Reading Family Information

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Households (2000): 8,669 (23,545 people)
Families (2000): 6,479 (20,830 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 3,425
People at same address in 1995: 14,847

Reading Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 286 3.30%
$10,000-$14,999 351 4.05%
$15,000-$19,999 306 3.53%
$20,000-$24,999 258 2.98%
$25,000-$29,999 309 3.56%
$30,000-$34,999 281 3.24%
$35,000-$39,999 260 3.00%
$40,000-$44,999 246 2.84%
$45,000-$49,999 280 3.23%
$50,000-$59,999 614 7.08%
$60,000-$74,999 994 11.47%
$75,000-$99,999 1,474 17.00%
$100,000-$124,999 1,245 14.36%
$125,000-$149,999 647 7.46%
$150,000-$199,999 626 7.22%
$200,000 or more 492 5.68%

Reading Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 1,942 22.35%
 Family, 2 people 2,324 26.75%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 257 2.96%
 Family, 3 people 1,486 17.10%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 31 0.36%
 Family, 4 people 1,679 19.33%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 11 0.13%
 Family, 5 people 708 8.15%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 7 0.08%
 Family, 6 people 183 2.11%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 1 0.01%
 Family, 7 or more people 57 0.66%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 2 0.02%

Reading Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 7,237 28.08%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 4,969 19.28%
Public Assistance 69 0.27%
Retirement 1,639 6.36%
Self Employment 1,366 5.30%
Social Security 2,332 9.05%
Supplemental Security 163 0.63%
Wage / Salary 7,095 27.53%
Other 904 3.51%

Reading Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 2,789 49.02%
 With children under 18 2,900 50.98%

Reading Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 403 4.64%
 Married 5,965 68.65%
 Never Married 2,142 24.65%
 Widowed 179 2.06%

Reading Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 753 7.76%
 Married 6,188 63.81%
 Never Married 1,848 19.06%
 Widowed 909 9.37%

Reading Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Reading Education Information

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Reading Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 243 1.39%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 743 4.25%
 High school diploma or equivalent 3,917 22.42%
 Some college, no degree 3,270 18.72%
 Associate degree 1,366 7.82%
 Bachelors degree 4,706 26.94%
 Graduate or professional degree 3,224 18.46%

Reading Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 222 0.94% 460 1.94% 682 2.88%
Kindergarten 241 1.02% 44 0.19% 285 1.20%
Grades 1-4 1,351 5.70% 23 0.10% 1,374 5.80%
Grades 5-8 1,407 5.93% 37 0.16% 1,444 6.09%
Grades 9-12 1,118 4.72% 117 0.49% 1,235 5.21%
Undergrad college 434 1.83% 457 1.93% 891 3.76%
Graduate or professional school 125 0.53% 204 0.86% 329 1.39%
Total 4,898 20.66% 1,342 5.66% 6,240 26.32%

Reading Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Reading Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 555
Reading Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Reading Public Benefits Information

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Reading Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 22,942 97.39%
 Below Poverty Level 616 2.61%

Reading Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Reading Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Reading Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 3,464 14.61%
10-19 Years 3,141 13.25%
20-29 Years 1,848 7.79%
30-39 Years 3,788 15.98%
40-49 Years 4,237 17.87%
50-59 Years 2,937 12.39%
60-69 Years 1,803 7.61%
70-79 Years 1,594 6.72%
80-89 Years 723 3.05%
90+ Years 173 0.73%

Reading Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 11,436 48.24%
 Female 12,272 51.76%

Reading Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 22,721 95.84%
 Asian 521 2.20%
 Hispanic/Latino 200 0.84%
 Multiracial 146 0.62%
 African-American 81 0.34%
 Other Race 19 0.08%
 Amerindian 14 0.06%
 Pacific Islander 6 0.03%

Reading Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 7,776 27.32%
2. Italian 5,986 21.03%
3. English 3,886 13.65%
4. German 1,422 5.00%
5. French Non-Basque 1,203 4.23%
6. French Canadian 1,177 4.14%
7. United States Or American 848 2.98%
8. Scottish 828 2.91%
9. Polish 737 2.59%
10. Scotch Irish 654 2.30%

Reading Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 20,308 92.65%
2. Italian 368 1.68%
3. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 262 1.20%
4. French 166 0.76%
5. Chinese 143 0.65%
6. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 142 0.65%
7. Vietnamese 73 0.33%
8. Mon Khmer / Cambodian 67 0.31%
9. German 56 0.26%
10. Other Asian 56 0.26%

Reading Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 22,688 95.70%
 Naturalized immigrant 560 2.36%
 Not a citizen 460 1.94%

Reading Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Reading Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Reading Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

01867