Reading, MI 49274 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 49274: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Reading, MI 49274

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 64
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,170
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 70
  • County: Hillsdale County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.846, Longitude -84.761
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Reading, MI 49274 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,590
Population in Households 3,556
Population in Familes 2,994
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 63
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,375
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 981
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,125 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 250 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 591 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $97,805
Average Home Value $115,156


Median Household Income $37,738
Average Household Income $50,318
Per Capita Income $19,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.8% -0.46%
Households -0.58% -0.34%
Families -0.73% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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 49274 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 49274 to the other 987 ZIP Codes 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 # 555 44th
Population Density1 # 666 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 935 5th
Median Household Income # 810 18th
Per Capita Income # 845 15th

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