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Overview

Introduction to North Reading, Massachusetts

North Reading, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 9 miles NW of Lynn, Massachusetts and 15 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 13,837 people live in North Reading.

North Reading History

North Reading was settled in the year 1651 as a small picturesque town in Massachusetts. This small town borders Lynnfield, North Andover, Wilmington, and Andover and retains numerous well preserved buildings dating back to 1700s. It established its identity as a separate town in 1853.

North Reading and nearby Attractions

  • Benevento Memorial Field
  • Mill Meadow
  • Union Church
  • Harold Parker State Forest
  • Salen's Haunted House
  • Boston Duck tours

Things To Do In North Reading

North Reading is a small, sparsely populated town and is surrounded by beautiful creeks and rivers. It is famous for its parks and popular tourist destinations. One can also visit the numerous historical attractions in North Reading. You can easily tour this small, beautiful town by taking advantage of its user-friendly transportation system.

North Reading Transportation

The major local airport is Boston Logan International.

North Reading Higher Education

Merrimack College is nearby.

People

Total Population 15,396
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,125
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 60.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $144,451
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,482
Median House Value $439,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
US/American 0.4%
English 12.9%
Irish 36.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Reading Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01864
Company Zip Codes 01889
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.575
Longitude -71.079

North Reading Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MIDDLETON
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station READING
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 8,783 $130,347
Lynnfield 12,270 $132,313
Middleton 9,436 $122,325
Reading 25,357 $124,485
Wakefield 26,157 $104,285
Wilmington 23,141 $110,696

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Reading Public Libraries

Library
Flint Memorial Library
147 PARK ST.
North Reading, Massachusetts
(978) 664-4942
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North Reading High Schools

NORTH READING HIGH
189 PARK STREET
978-664-7800
Serves 655 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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