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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Reading is a suburb of Cincinnati with a population of 10,277. Reading is in Hamilton County. Living in Reading offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Reading there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Reading and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Reading are above average.
About Reading...
Population
10,277

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$704
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Reading Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    155.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    504.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,250.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Reading

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,701
National
$55,322
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Reading Reviews

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Reading is where my family lives and they have been here all their lives. It still has its small town feel with many businesses that have been around for 40 plus years. The people are friendly and there is a strong bond between members of the community. I always feel like I'm home whenever I come to visit.
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I would like to see some of the run down houses either fixed or replaced. Would like to see the wedding district revitalized
my experience with reading was very good it is a very good neighborhood i've never had any bad problems that made me want to move out of the neighborhood. The change i would like to see is us to have more stores because we barely have anything because reading is not that big but it would it would be good to have more stores for people that are around and don't drive.