Port Reading, New Jersey
official_name = Port Reading, New Jersey
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Map of Port Reading CDP in Middlesex County
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Middlesex
area_total_km2 = 7.4
area_land_km2 = 5.8
area_water_km2 = 1.6
area_total_sq_mi = 2.9
area_land_sq_mi = 2.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.6
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3829
population_density_km2 = 663.2
population_density_sq_mi = 1717.6
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 6
elevation_ft = 20
latd = 40 |latm = 34 |lats = 10 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 14 |longs = 52 |longEW = W
Port Reading is a
census-designated placeand unincorporated area within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 3,829.
Port Reading was built in the late 19th century by the
Reading Railroadof Pennsylvania to service their shipping needs, especially coal from the Pennsylvania anthracite coalfields. In 1892 Port Reading was connected to the Reading Railroad system via a new branch line from Bound Brook, New Jersey, known as the Port Reading Railroad.
Port Reading is located at coor dms|40|34|10|N|74|14|52|W|city (40.569504, -74.247747)GR|1, along the
Arthur Killwaterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island, New York.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.4 km²(2.8 mi²). 5.8 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (21.75%) is water.
footnote=source: [cite web
title=Population Finder: Port Reading CDP, New Jersey
U.S. Census Bureau
accessdate=2007-03-18] As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,829 people, 1,337 households, and 1,069 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 663.0/km² (1,717.6/mi²). There were 1,357 housing units at an average density of 235.0/km² (608.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.99% White, 2.61% African American, 2.40% Asian, 1.78% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.57% of the population.
There were 1,337 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,945, and the median income for a family was $64,259. Males had a median income of $50,142 versus $30,283 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $23,978. About 1.7% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.portreading.us Port Reading First Aid Squad] - Established in 1972, located on Port Reading Avenue
* [http://www.preservationnj.org/ten_most/ten_most_property_detail.asp?COUNTY=Middlesex+County&PropID=111 McMyler Coal Dumper] - Built in 1917, located in Port Reading, New Jersey
* [http://www.city-data.com/city/Port-Reading-New-Jersey.html City Data on Port Reading, NJ]
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