Reading, Vermont

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Reading, Vermont
Town
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 US
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
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windsor
Area
 • Total 41.7 sq mi (107.9 km2)
 • Land 41.5 sq mi (107.5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,870 ft (570 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 667
 • Density 16/sq mi (6.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05062
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-58375[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462183[2]
Website www.readingvt.govoffice.com

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

History[edit]

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]

Geography[edit]

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.

Landmarks[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 747
1800 1,120 49.9%
1810 1,565 39.7%
1820 1,603 2.4%
1830 1,409 −12.1%
1840 1,363 −3.3%
1850 1,171 −14.1%
1860 1,159 −1.0%
1870 1,012 −12.7%
1880 953 −5.8%
1890 749 −21.4%
1900 649 −13.4%
1910 530 −18.3%
1920 463 −12.6%
1930 474 2.4%
1940 437 −7.8%
1950 470 7.6%
1960 472 0.4%
1970 564 19.5%
1980 647 14.7%
1990 614 −5.1%
2000 707 15.1%
2010 666 −5.8%
Est. 2014 656 [5] −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 707 people, 286 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.0 people per square mile (6.6/km2). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 9.8 per square mile (3.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.44% White, 0.42% African American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 286 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,306, and the median income for a family was $48,636. Males had a median income of $32,202 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,504. About 6.2% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Reading Elementary School

Reading is served by Reading Elementary School for Grades Pre-K – 6. In 2015-16, there were a total of 53 students.[7] Student attend grades 7-12 at Woodstock Union High and Middle School. This school is part of the Windsor Central Supervisory Union.

Notable people[edit]

References[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. historicvermont.org. 2010-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ AOE - http://education.vermont.gov/data-and-reporting/school-reports/
  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