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Reading, MA

Reading, a small city in Massachusetts, has a population of just under 26,000. At an average age of just over 40, the city's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other cities in Massachusetts, which has an average age of 39. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 79% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Reading is $185/month more than the state average.

Averaging about 36 minutes, Reading's commute time is slower than the state average of about 31 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 45% of workers, while public transportation is used by only 5% of the population. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

There are five primary industries in Reading: healthcare, scientific, education, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 34% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of about $122K, Reading workers bring in around $38,000 more than their peers elsewhere in Massachusetts. Reading's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Reading has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 18% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 24% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

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