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Reading, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Reading had a population of 10,335 as of July 1, 2017. Reading ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Reading is located at latitude 39.2241 and longitude -84.4333 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Reading (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

The City of Reading (GNIS ID: 1086225) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Reading: Vorheestown.

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


Total Population 10,335
Daytime Population: Workers 5,059
Daytime Population: Residents 5,435
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,494
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 10,229
Population in Familes 7,654
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density2 3,574
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $42,462
Average Household Income $58,698
Per Capita Income $25,973


Total Housing Units 4,962 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,391 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,148 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 423 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $124,476
Average Home Value $137,777


Total Households 4,539
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 2,558
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 -0.07% -0.07%
Households -0.05% -0.04%
Families -0.35% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.63%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Reading, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reading to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 185 85th
Population Density # 55 96th
Diversity Index # 169 86th
Median Household Income # 915 25th
Per Capita Income # 524 57th

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