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Welcome to North Reading ...

North Reading is located in Middlesex County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for North Reading: N. Reading

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, North Reading has a population of 15,879 people<2> (see below for details).

North Reading was settled in 1651 and was incorporated in 1853.

North Reading is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: North Reading lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for North Reading: (978) and (351)<4>

The ZIP codes for North Reading: 01864, 01889<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, North Reading had an population of 15,879 people. This is an increase of 6.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, North Reading had a population of 14,892 people. This makes North Reading the county's 35th most populous community.

The population of North Reading represents 0.23% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,892 people, the population of North Reading increased 7.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,837 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for North Reading.

Communities Also Named North Reading ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named North Reading - they are located in New York and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for North Reading.

Communities near North Reading ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near North Reading.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of North Reading
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of North Reading
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
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    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of North Reading
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of North Reading
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of North Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of North Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Lawrence [Essex County]
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      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of North Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
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    • Haverhill [Essex County]
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      • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of North Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of North Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of North Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around North Reading. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for North Reading.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of North Reading. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around North Reading.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Reading. See our Newspapers Page for North Reading.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Reading ...

Looking for more information about North Reading? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to North Reading, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for North Reading.

Adding North Reading to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of North Reading in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for North Reading was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found North Reading on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for North Reading on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Reading. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for North Reading.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Reading - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as North Reading). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether North Reading or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Reading) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Reading. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North ReadingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Reading. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5760, Longitude: -71.0780    






















 

 

 

 

 


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