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The City of Reading had a population of 237 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Reading, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 237
Daytime Population: Workers 53
Daytime Population: Residents 105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 158
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 237
Population in Familes 207
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,168
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $65,517
Average Household Income $75,605
Per Capita Income $28,344


Total Housing Units 103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $140,909
Average Home Value $200,641


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% 0.42%
Households 0.32% 0.23%
Families 1.49% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2017 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 # 404 40th
Population Density # 193 71st
Diversity Index # 379 44th
Median Household Income # 55 92nd
Per Capita Income # 193 71st

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