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Reading, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Reading had a population of 993 as of July 1, 2016. Reading ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Reading is located at latitude 41.8396 and longitude -84.7478 in Hillsdale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Reading (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hillsdale County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The City of Reading (GNIS ID: 1626956) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Reading population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Reading, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 993
Population in Households 983
Population in Familes 829
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 981
Diversity Index2 4
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 367
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $86,486
Average Home Value $94,668
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,192
Average Household Income $47,246
Per Capita Income $18,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.31% -0.65%
Households -1.05% -0.55%
Families -1.17% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Reading, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reading to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 429 38th
Population Density1 # 339 51st
Diversity Index2 # 684 1st
Median Household Income # 556 20th
Per Capita Income # 603 13th

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