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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,385
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+19,270
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married57.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.5%
Median Earnings25+$62,914
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,266

Wealth

Median Family Income$135,824
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation9.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,308
Median House Value$474,600

Ancestry

Irish22.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.2%
Italian13.7%
English10.4%
German7.8%
Russian4.7%
Polish4.5%
French Except Basque3.5%
Scottish3.1%
Canadian2.9%
Swedish2.1%
Portuguese1.8%
Arab1.2%
Lithuanian0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
US/American0.7%
Egyptian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Turkish0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Barbadian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Israeli0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Australian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Natick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1760
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.28
Approximate Longitude-71.35

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)

StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashland17,420$122,210
Dover2,453$180,096
Framingham70,743$89,679
Sherborn4,255$168,036
Wayland13,544$191,134
Wellesley28,909$200,817

Natick Public Libraries

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

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Natick Hospitals

Metrowest Medical Center - Leonard Morse Campus
(Proprietary)
67 Union Street

Natick Public Schools

Lilja Elementary
41 Bacon Street
ZIP: 1760
(508) 647-6570
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Natick High
15 West Street
ZIP: 1760
(508) 647-6600
High
Total Enrollment 1603
Wilson Middle
22 Rutledge Rd
ZIP: 1760
(508) 647-6670
Middle
Total Enrollment 927
Memorial
107 Eliot Street
ZIP: 1760
(508) 647-6590
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
J F Kennedy Middle School
165 Mill Street
ZIP: 1760
(508) 647-6650
Middle
Total Enrollment 660
Brown
1 Jean Burke Drive
ZIP: 1760
(508) 647-6660
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Johnson
99 South Main Street
ZIP: 1760
(508) 647-6680
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Bennett-hemenway
22 East Evergreen Rd
ZIP: 1760
(508) 647-6580
Primary
Total Enrollment 622

Natick Private Schools

Rcs Learning Center
6 Strathmore Rd
ZIP: 1760
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
The Tobin School
73 Cottage St
ZIP: 1760
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Brandon School & Residental Treatment
27 Winter St
ZIP: 1760
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Crossroad School
11 Huron Dr
ZIP: 1760
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
Walnut Hill School For The Arts
12 Highland St
ZIP: 1760
Secondary
Total Enrollment 274
Riverbend School
6 Auburn St
ZIP: 1760
Elementary
Total Enrollment 83
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