North Reading is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 14,892 at the 2010 census.[
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.5 square miles (35.0 kmē), of which 13.2 square miles (34.3 kmē) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 kmē), or 1.85%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,837 people, 4,795 households, and 3,754 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,044.0 people per square mile (403.2/kmē). There were 4,870 housing units at an average density of 367.4 per square mile (141.9/kmē).
The North Reading Board of Selectmen has five members who are elected to serve three-year overlapping terms. As specified in the Town Charter and the Massachusetts General Laws, they are the chief elected officers of the town. The board may enact rules and regulations in a variety of areas, as well as establish town policies and procedures on many issues, unless such issues are delegated by law or vote of the town meeting to another officer or board. The board appoints a Town Administrator who supervises and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of town government departments.
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