Introduction to Reading, Ohio

Reading, Ohio, in Hamilton county, is 4 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is part of the Cincinnati metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 11,292 people live in Reading.

Reading History

The area had its earliest settlements in 1797 and was named Voorhees Town at that time. The name was later changed to Reading after the hometown of one of the earliest landowners, Harvey Redinbo. It was officially incorporated as a village in March 1851. The city created its first organized fire department in 1886. This was the result of a number of damaging fires that occurred because residents had to carry lanterns whenever they went somewhere after dark.

Reading and nearby Attractions

  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Little Miami State Park
  • Crest Hills Country Club
  • Caldwell Park
  • Blue Ash Golf Course

Things To Do In Reading

The city of Reading offers opportunities for a diverse array of activities. There are parks and gardens for recreation and picnicking. The area also has a number of excellent golf courses nearby. The city itself has a number of clubs and organizations which are dedicated to different activities ranging from gardening to history. During a stay in Reading, an individual will always find something that appeals to his or her interest.

Reading Transportation

The Northern Kentucky International Airport offers domestic and international flights.

Reading Higher Education

Raymond Walters College, Xavier University, and University of Cincinnati are quite close to the city.


Total Population 10,357
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,745
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 43%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $34,787
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,424
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,522


Median Family Income $56,276
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $645
Median House Value $119,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 21.2%

Reading Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Hamilton
Standard Zip Codes 45215, 45236
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.223
Longitude -84.442

Reading Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Reading, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rossmoyne (45236)

Taft (45236)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
Arlington Heights 985 $44,000
Deer Park 5,720 $71,522
Lincoln Heights 3,348 $24,063
Lockland 3,444 $45,143
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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