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Natick, Massachusetts


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Natick, Massachusetts

Introduction to Natick, Massachusetts

Natick, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles E of Framingham, Massachusetts and 16 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Boston metropolitan area. Natick has a population of 32,170.

Natick History

John Eliot was the first person to settle in Natick in the year 1651 with a group of "Praying Indians". He was a Puritan missionary who got huge grants from England’s Long Parliament. He tried to retain the culture of the Native Americans amongst the people. The Natick Indians were sent off to the Deer Islands during the time of King Philip. The Indian citizens of Natick and the English citizens fought the battles of Bunker Hill and Lexington in 1775. The town was officially recognized in 1781.

Natick and nearby Attractions

  • Lakewood Country Club
  • Natick Laboratories
  • Sherwood Plaza
  • East Natick Industrial Park
  • Natick Historical Society Library
  • Natick Historical Society Building
  • Leonard Morse Campus Medical Library

Things To Do In Natick

There are many historical events associated with Natick. One can visit the Natick Historical Society Building to learn about the history of Natick. Some other attractive places are Sherwood Plaza, the Building Morse Institute Library, and the Medical Library Aladdins Castle. Some of the parks that offer entertainment and amusement facilities in the city are Memorial Field, Broadmoore and Audubon Reservation. One can also pay a visit to the attractive shopping centers like the Natick Mall Shopping Center, Cloverleaf Marketplace Shopping Center or the Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center.

Natick Transportation

The closest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Natick Higher Education

Framingham State College offers higher education facilities.

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High Points

Natick strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Natick Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Natick Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Natick Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Natick People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Natick College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Natick Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Natick Public Transportation Use
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Natick Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Natick, Massachusetts

Comparing Natick to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 5
Senior Citizens 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 8

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 4 3

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 5 8
Short Commute Times 2 4

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
People Living Alone 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 2

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 7
Low Property Crime 9 3

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Natick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01760
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.283
Longitude -71.361

Natick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
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Natick Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 32,170 100%
Male 15,216 47.3%
Female 16,954 52.7%
Under 18 7,401 23%
18+ 24,769 77%
65+ 4,608 14.3%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.02
White 29,602 92%
African-American 525 1.6%
Asian 1,242 3.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 34 0.1%
Other 247 0.8%
Mixed Race 503 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 635 2%

Estimated Natick Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 31,943
Growth -227
Growth % -0.7%

Natick Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 23.4%
Italian 14.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
English 10.4%
US/American 5%
German 4.9%
Russian 3.8%
Polish 3.5%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
French Canadian 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Scottish 1.8%
Canadian 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
European 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Eastern European 0.8%
Brazilian 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Albanian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.5%
Armenian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Natick, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Natick (01760)
South Natick (01760)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Natick 32,170 $85,715
Ashland 14,674 $77,611
Dover 5,558 $157,168
Framingham 66,910 $67,420
Sherborn 4,200 $136,211
Wayland 13,100 $113,671
Wellesley 26,613 $134,769

Natick Public Libraries

Library
Morse Institute Library
14 EAST CENTRAL STREET
Natick, Massachusetts
(508) 647-6520
Library Web Site

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Natick Reloc
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Natick High Schools (2004)

NATICK HIGH
15 WEST STREET
508-647-6600
Serves 1,189 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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3. Wakefield, Massachusetts 89.5   26.2% 15.1% 39.7% 29 $77,834 6.4% 3.1% 24,804 3.1% 9.2 0.2% 0.6
4. New Providence, New Jersey 88.8   21.4% 15.3% 58.1% 31 $105,013 7.8% 10.2% 11,907 1.8% 8.4 0.2% 0.6
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9. Westwood, New Jersey 87.5   31.2% 15.9% 37.4% 29 $77,105 6.9% 13.4% 10,999 4.4% 10.9 0.3% 0.9
10. River Edge, New Jersey 87.4   22.6% 17% 45.4% 33 $80,422 7.1% 15.9% 10,946 3.1% 10.7 0.3% 0.6
11. Midland Park, New Jersey 87.3   23.5% 14.6% 38.9% 27 $83,926 7.3% 4.2% 6,947 2% 8.8 0.1% 0.3
12. Ramsey, New Jersey 87.1   22.6% 11.2% 54.5% 30 $104,036 7.6% 8.4% 14,351 1.9% 13 0.3% 1.1
13. Summit, New Jersey 87   24% 13.1% 61.6% 34 $117,053 8.6% 12.2% 21,131 4.2% 18.5 0.5% 0.6
14. Chelmsford, Massachusetts 86.6   23.1% 13% 44% 29 $82,676 6.7% 6.9% 33,858 2.8% 16 0.3% 1.2
15. Cranford, New Jersey 86.5   22% 17.9% 43% 31 $86,624 6.5% 6.3% 22,578 2.5% 11.5 0.3% 0.4
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