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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    D-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Reading is a town in Vermont with a population of 612. Reading is in Windsor County. Living in Reading offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Reading and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Reading are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$881
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Reading

Jobs
D-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,981
National
$55,322
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Reading Reviews

2 reviews
There is nothing happening that is geared towards students/teens. There are no entertainment opportunities. Very "old" town feel- people are against advancement, such as cell service and high speed internet, against solar. They want to maintain the "country charm", and don't realize that people won't move here without modern services.
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Really nice people, school just got downsized though which a lot of people didn't want, but the community is really close knitted