Reading, Vermont

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Reading, Vermont
Bennett's 1815 House, located at the junction of Vermont Routes 44 and 106, southeast of the town center
Bennett's 1815 House, located at the junction of Vermont Routes 44 and 106, southeast of the town center
Location in Windsor County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Windsor County and the state of Vermont.
Reading, Vermont is located in the United States
Reading, Vermont
Reading, Vermont
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 43°29′39″N 72°35′47″W / 43.49417°N 72.59639°W / 43.49417; -72.59639Coordinates: 43°29′39″N 72°35′47″W / 43.49417°N 72.59639°W / 43.49417; -72.59639
CountryUnited States
 • Total41.7 sq mi (107.9 km2)
 • Land41.5 sq mi (107.5 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
1,870 ft (570 m)
 • Total666
 • Density16/sq mi (6.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)802
FIPS code50-58375[1]
GNIS feature ID1462183[2]

Reading is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. The population was 666 at the 2010 census.[3]


On August 30, 1754, after being captured by Abenakis at Fort at Number 4, Charlestown, New Hampshire, and being force-marched to Montreal, Susannah Willard Johnson gave birth to a daughter about .5 miles (0.80 km) up Knapp Brook. A marker beside Vermont Route 106 commemorates this event.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.7 square miles (107.9 km2), of which 41.5 square miles (107.5 km2) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km2) (0.41%) is water.


Reading is the home of Jenne Farm, a tourist attraction that draws in many photographers and other visitors, especially in the autumn.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2014656[5]−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 666 people, 290 households, and 192 families residing in the town. The population density was 16.0 inhabitants per square mile (6.2/km2). There were 448 housing units at an average density of 10.7 per square mile (4.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.1% White, 0.0% African American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 290 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.8% age 19 or under, 3.8% from 20 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 36.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $58,667, and the median income for a family was $67,250. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $29,219 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,950. About 1.05% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.


Reading Elementary School

Reading is served by Reading Elementary School for Grades Pre-K – 6. In 2017-18, there were a total of 60 students.[7] Student attend grades 7-12 at Woodstock Union High and Middle School. This school is part of the Windsor Central Supervisory Union soon to be the Windsor Central Unified District as of July 1, 2018, as part of Vermont Act 46 changes.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Reading town, Windsor County, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  4. ^ "VERMONT'S HISTORIC ROADSIDE MARKERS". Vermont State Historic Sites. 2010-08-26. Archived from the original on 2006-02-03.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  7. ^ AOE -
  8. ^ "BROWN, Titus, (1786 - 1849)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 10, 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Reading, Vermont at Wikimedia Commons

Woodstock Union High School and Middle School