Reading, Michigan

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Reading is a city in Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,134 at the 2000 census.

The city is situated within Reading Township on M-49, but is politically independent.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,134 people, 407 households, and 293 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,162.3 per square mile (446.8/km²). There were 432 housing units at an average density of 442.8/sq mi (170.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.41% White, 0.71% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 407 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $42,000. Males had a median income of $28,482 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,300. About 6.7% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.


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