Reader, West Virginia

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Census-designated place (CDP)
Reader is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°34′8″N 80°43′58″W / 39.56889°N 80.73278°W / 39.56889; -80.73278Coordinates: 39°34′8″N 80°43′58″W / 39.56889°N 80.73278°W / 39.56889; -80.73278
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wetzel
 • Total 0.946 sq mi (2.45 km2)
 • Land 0.929 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Water 0.017 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 397
 • Density 420/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Reader is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wetzel County, West Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 397.[2]

Reader had its start around 1901 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] The community took its name from nearby Reader Run creek.[3]