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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 10,349
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,795
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 41.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.9%
Median Earnings25+ $33,531
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,438
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,939

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,623
% Above Poverty Level 83.8%
% Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $664
Median House Value $115,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.6%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 18.7%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station CINCINNATI ABBE WSMO
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
Station CINCINNATI LUNKEN AP
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
Station MILFORD
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.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arlington Heights 947 $40,764
Deer Park 5,701 $71,500
Lincoln Heights 3,365 $25,125
Lockland 3,426 $43,893

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

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Reading High Schools

READING COMMUNITY JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
810 E COLUMBIA AVE
513-733-4422
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 716 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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