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Welcome to Reading ...

The city of Reading is located in Hillsdale County<1>.

The location of Reading has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Reading refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Readingite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Reading has a population of 1,042 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Reading.

Reading is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The area code for Reading: (517)

The ZIP code for Reading: 49274<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Reading had an population of 1,042 people. This is a decrease of 3.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Reading had a population of 1,078 people. This makes Reading the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Reading represents 0.01% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 345th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,078 people, the population of Reading decreased 4.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,134 people).

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

Communities Also Named Reading ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Reading - they are located in Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

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

Communities near Reading ...

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

  • Coldwater [Branch County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
    • Coldwater [Branch County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Reading
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,090 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldwater<8>
  • Angola [Steuben County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angola
    • Angola [Steuben County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Reading
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,827 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angola<8>
  • Hillsdale [Hillsdale County]
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    • Hillsdale [Hillsdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Reading
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,099 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsdale<8>
  • Montpelier [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
    • Montpelier [Williams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Reading
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,907 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jonesville [Hillsdale County]
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      • Jonesville [Hillsdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<8>
    • Fremont [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Steuben County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<8>
    • Quincy [Branch County]
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      • Quincy [Branch County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quincy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<8>
    • Pioneer [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Williams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pioneer<8>
    • Litchfield [Hillsdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
      • Litchfield [Hillsdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Litchfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield<8>
    • Edon [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edon
      • Edon [Williams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Reading
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 807 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edon<8>

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 Reading. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Reading.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of 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 Reading.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Reading. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Reading.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Reading ...

Looking for more information about 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Reading, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Reading.

Adding Reading to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of 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 Reading was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Reading on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hillsdale County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hillsdale County: www.co.hillsdale.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Hillsdale, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Reading refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Reading may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Reading.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Reading - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (such as Reading). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Reading or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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 drawn from Point A (ie- 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 Reading. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ReadingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reading. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8392, Longitude: -84.7472       In this case, the coordinates for Reading have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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