Reading, New York

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Reading is a town located in Schuyler County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,786.

The Town of Reading is in the northern part the county.

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History

The town was formed from the Town of Wayne in 1806 while still part of Steuben County, New York. The first pioneers arrived around 1790.

Geography

The north town line is the border of Yates County, New York. The town is northwest of Watkins Glen, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 70.5 km² (27.2 mi²). 70.5 km² (27.2 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,786 people, 700 households, and 520 families residing in the town. The population density is 25.3/km² (65.6/mi²). There are 868 housing units at an average density of 12.3/km² (31.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.26% White, 0.90% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 700 households out of which 29.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% are married couples living together, 8.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% are non-families. 20.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the town the population is spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $38,618, and the median income for a family is $43,681. Males have a median income of $32,963 versus $22,404 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,814. 7.7% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.3% of those under the age of 18 and 1.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Reading

  • Chapmans Corners --
  • Coles Corners --
  • Gabriels Junction --
  • Halls Corners --
  • Irelandville --
  • North Reading --
  • Reading Center --
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