Reading, Vermont

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Reading is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. The population was 707 at the 2000 census.



On August 30, 1654, after being captured by Abenakis at Fort at Number 4, Charlestown, New Hampshire and being forced marched to Montreal, Susannah Willard Johnson gave birth to a daughter about .5 miles (0.80 km) up Knapp Brook. A marker beside VT 106 commemorates this event.[3]


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) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (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.


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/sq mi (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.

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