U.S. Beacon October 15, 2019

Reading, MA

Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Latitude: 42.525850     Longitude: -71.109939
Population 23,708 (2000)
Elevation of Reading, Massachusetts: 129 feet



General Social Characteristics, 2000 data (id:2556165, place: Reading CDP, Massachusetts)

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school: 6,240 (100%)
Nursery school, preschool: 682 (10.93%)
Kindergarten: 285 (4.57%)
Elementary school (grades 1-8): 2,818 (45.16%)
High school (grades 9-12): 1,235 (19.79%)
College or graduate school: 1,220 (19.55%)

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over: 16,304 (100%)
Less than 9th grade: 236 (1.45%)
9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 656 (4.02%)
High school graduate (includes equivalency): 3,592 (22.03%)
Some college, no degree: 2,714 (16.65%)
Associate degree: 1,308 (8.02%)
Bachelor's degree: 4,590 (28.15%)
Graduate or professional degree: 3,208 (19.68%)
Percent high school graduate or higher: 94.5%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 47.8%

MARITIAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over: 18,387 (100%)
Never married: 3,990 (21.7%)
Now married, except separated: 12,006 (65.3%)
Separated: 147 (0.8%)
Total Widowed: 1,088 (5.92%)
Widowed Female: 909 (4.94%)
Total Divorced: 1,156 (6.29%)
Divorced Female: 753 (4.1%)

GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years: 329 (100%)
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren: 54 (16.41%)

VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over: 17,469 (100%)
Civilian veterans: 2,193 (12.55%)

DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years: 4,969 (100%)
--With a disability: 315 (6.34%)
Population 21 to 64 years: 13,593 (100%)
--With a disability: 1,695 (12.47%)
----Percent employed: 78.1%
--No disability: 11,898 (87.53%)
----Percent employed: 84.5%
Population 65 years and over: 3,211 (100%)
--With a disability: 909 (28.31%)

RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over: 21,919 (100%)
Same house in 1995: 14,847 (67.74%)
Different house in the U.S. in 1995: 6,842 (31.21%)
--Same county: 4,775 (21.78%)
--Different county: 2,067 (9.43%)
----Same state: 1,194 (5.45%)
----Different state: 873 (3.98%)
Elsewhere in 1995: 230 (1.05%)

NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population: 23,708 (100%)
Native: 22,688 (95.7%)
--Born in United States: 22,586 (100%)
----State of residence: 19,075 (80.46%)
----Different state: 3,511 (14.81%)
--Born outside United States: 102 (0.43%)
Foreign born: 1,020 (4.3%)
----Entered 1990 to March 2000: 269 (1.13%)
--Naturalized citizen: 560 (2.36%)
--Not a citizen: 460 (1.94%)

REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea): 1,020 (100%)
Europe: 380 (37.25%)
Asia: 327 (32.06%)
Africa: 0 (0%)
Oceania: 0 (0%)
Latin America: 135 (13.24%)
Northern America: 178 (17.45%)

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over: 21,919 (100%)
English only: 20,308 (92.65%)
Language other than English: 1,611 (7.35%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 419 (1.91%)
--Spanish: 262 (1.2%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 36 (0.16%)
--Other Indo-European languages: 906 (4.13%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 222 (1.01%)
--Asian and Pacific Island languages: 401 (1.83%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 146 (0.67%)

ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population: 23,708 (100%)
Total ancestries reported: 29,525% (124.54%)
Arab: 90 (0.38%)
Czech: 71 (0.3%)
Danish: 67 (0.28%)
Dutch: 139 (0.59%)
English: 3,886 (16.39%)
French (except Basque): 1,203 (5.07%)
French Canadian: 1,177 (4.96%)
German: 1,422 (6%)
Greek: 321 (1.35%)
Hungarian: 74 (0.31%)
Irish: 7,776 (32.8%)
Italian: 5,986 (25.25%)
Lithuanian: 198 (0.84%)
Norwegian: 179 (0.76%)
Polish: 737 (3.11%)
Portuguese: 265 (1.12%)
Russian: 413 (1.74%)
Scotch-Irish: 654 (2.76%)
Scottish: 828 (3.49%)
Slovak: 0 (0%)
Subsaharan African: 7 (0.03%)
Swedish: 634 (2.67%)
Swiss: 34 (0.14%)
Ukrainian: 40 (0.17%)
United States or American: 848 (3.58%)
Welsh: 103 (0.43%)
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups): 57 (0.24%)
Other ancestries: 2,316 (9.77%)

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