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Reading, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Reading had a population of 230 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Reading is located at latitude 38.5192 and longitude -95.9575 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Reading (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The City of Reading (GNIS ID: 2396331) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Reading is located within Township of Reading, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Reading population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Reading, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 230
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 201
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,133
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $108,824
Average Home Value $136,824


Median Household Income $57,548
Average Household Income $65,528
Per Capita Income $25,023
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.23%
Families 1.78% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Reading, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reading to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 412 39th
Population Density1 # 218 68th
Diversity Index2 # 363 46th
Median Household Income # 101 85th
Per Capita Income # 229 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.