Reading is located close to the center of Massachusetts. Reading is part of Middlesex County. Reading has 9.95 square miles of land area and 0.02 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Reading population is 25,176, which has grown 6.19% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 4.85% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Reading median household income is $103,913 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 34.85% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 34.34% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Reading median house value is $447,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 64.84% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 77.65% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Reading is much better than the state average in quality. The Reading area codes are 339, 781.