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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). 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,342
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+5,013
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married40.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.3%
Median Earnings25+$34,944
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$8,722
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,858

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,083
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$657
Median House Value$116,800

Ancestry

German31%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.2%
Irish16.2%
English10%
Italian3.5%
Arab2.9%
African2.7%
Dutch2.3%
Syrian2.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
Senegalese1.7%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1.2%
Greek0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Australian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Russian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Reading Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hamilton County
Standard Zip Codes45215, 45236
Phone Area Codes513
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.24
Approximate Longitude-84.46

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)

StationCINCINNATI ABBE WSMO
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationCINCINNATI LUNKEN AP
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches
StationMILFORD
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arlington Heights923$41,563
Deer Park5,707$69,900
Lincoln Heights3,360$26,339
Lockland3,435$37,054
Woodlawn3,279$62,583
Wyoming8,484$136,250

Reading Public Schools

Central Community Elementary School
1301 Bonnell St
ZIP: 45215
(513) 554-1001
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Hilltop Community Elementary School
2236 Bolser Dr
ZIP: 45215
(513) 733-4322
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Reading Community High School
810 E Columbia Ave
ZIP: 45215
(513) 733-4422
High
Total Enrollment 438
Reading Community Middle School
230 Halker Ave
ZIP: 45215
(513) 842-5151
Middle
Total Enrollment 352

Reading Private Schools

Sts Peter & Paul Academy
231 Clark Rd
ZIP: 45215
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
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