Reading is located in south Michigan. Reading is part of Hillsdale County. Reading has 1.01 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Reading population is 1,244, which has grown 9.70% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of -0.50% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Reading median household income is $30,653 in 2010-2014 and has has shrunk by 9.18% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 9.90% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Reading median house value is $60,800 in 2010-2014 and has shrunk by -7.23% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 3.98% and is much lower 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 worse than the state average in quality. The Reading area code is 517.