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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,476
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+8,417
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married60.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.9%
Median Earnings25+$60,135
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,799

Wealth

Median Family Income$142,266
% Above Poverty Level96.8%
% Below Poverty Level3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone18.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,406
Median House Value$452,300

Ancestry

Irish36.5%
Italian25.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
English13.4%
French Except Basque5.1%
German5%
Canadian3.9%
Polish3%
Portuguese2.9%
Scottish2.1%
Swedish2.1%
Russian1.6%
Greek1.2%
Finnish1%
Dutch1%
Norwegian0.8%
West Indian0.7%
African0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Haitian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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North Reading Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1864
Company Zip Codes1889
Phone Area Codes978, 351
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.58
Approximate Longitude-71.08

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)

StationMIDDLETON
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationREADING
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andover9,194$132,135
Lynnfield12,489$136,250
Middleton9,514$119,344
Reading25,490$130,577
Wakefield26,399$113,665
Wilmington23,310$118,375

North Reading Public Libraries

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

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North Reading Public Schools

North Reading High
189 Park St
(978) 664-7800
High
Total Enrollment 705
J Turner Hood
298a Haverhill St
(978) 664-7817
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
North Reading Middle
19 Sherman Rd
(978) 664-7806
Middle
Total Enrollment 663
E Ethel Little School
7 Barberry Ln
(978) 664-7820
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
L D Batchelder
175 Park St
(978) 664-7814
Primary
Total Enrollment 500

North Reading Private Schools

Over The Rainbow
6 Washington St Ste 6
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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