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Reading is a city in Lyon County, in the Emporia metro area.
The community was named for the Reading Iron Works of Reading, PA
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Reading. For links to other places called Reading, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Reading is 38.519N. The longitude is -95.958W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,099 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 250.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Reading demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lyon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66868 ZIP code.
39% of Reading residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Reading ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Reading was $11,673, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Reading residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Reading, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $310. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $467.
Lyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Reading political report.
The average commute time for Reading workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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