Reading, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Reading, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Reading had a population of 1,003 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Reading, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,003
Daytime Population: Workers 531
Daytime Population: Residents 564
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,095
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 993
Population in Familes 836
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 991
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $38,541
Average Household Income $49,609
Per Capita Income $19,122


Total Housing Units 435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $88,614
Average Home Value $98,415


Total Households 368
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.99% -0.54%
Households -0.87% -0.49%
Families -1.01% -0.62%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2017 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 Density # 333 52nd
Diversity Index # 688 1st
Median Household Income # 550 21st
Per Capita Income # 605 13th

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