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Overview

Introduction to Needham, Massachusetts

Needham, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 3 miles S of Newton, Massachusetts and 10 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Needham History

People started settling in Needham since the year 1680. The city was officially recognized in 1711. The city is a part of Dedham Grant. Needham was moved out from Dedham and was named after the Needham Market village of Suffolk, England.

Needham and nearby Attractions

  • Needham Disposal Area
  • Needham Golf Course
  • New England Industrial Center
  • Needham Townhall
  • Needham Free Public Library
  • Glover Memorial Hospital Medical Library

Things To Do In Needham

Needham offers a wide range of entertainment and amusement facilities. You can pay a visit to the Needham Golf Course or the shopping centers around the streets of Needham. One can also visit the Classic Warbirds, a museum on Great Plain Avenue. the New England Industrial Center, Needham Townhall and South Meadow Brook.

Needham Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport to Needham.

Needham Higher Education

Wellesley College offers higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,167
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+14,341
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married62.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher74.8%
Median Earnings25+$76,938
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$46,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,479

Wealth

Median Family Income$166,931
% Above Poverty Level96.5%
% Below Poverty Level3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation10.9%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,453
Median House Value$719,600

Ancestry

Irish22.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.4%
Italian12%
English9.5%
German9%
Russian8.7%
Polish6.4%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.8%
Canadian1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Arab1.5%
Greek1.4%
Egyptian1.2%
African1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Haitian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Israeli0.5%
US/American0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Sierra Leone0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Australian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Needham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2492, 2494
Phone Area Codes508,617,774,857,339,000, 781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.28
Approximate Longitude-71.24

Needham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance8.1 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
Distance14.1 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
Dedham25,272$115,379
Dover2,453$180,096
Newton88,317$170,639
Waltham62,699$99,879
Wellesley28,909$200,817
Westwood15,364$161,113

Needham Public Libraries

Needham Free Public Library
1139 HIGHLAND AVE.
Needham, Massachusetts
(781) 455-7559

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Needham Hospitals

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham
(Non-profit)
148 Chestnut Street

Needham Public Schools

High Rock School
77 Ferndale Road
ZIP: 2492
(781) 455-0400
Middle
Total Enrollment 447
William Mitchell
187 Brookline Street
ZIP: 2492
(781) 455-0466
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Broadmeadow
120 Broadmeadow Rd
ZIP: 2492
(781) 455-0448
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Pollard Middle
200 Harris Avenue
ZIP: 2492
(781) 455-0480
Middle
Total Enrollment 860
Newman Elementary
1155 Central Avenue
ZIP: 2492
(781) 455-0416
Primary
Total Enrollment 719
Needham High
609 Webster Street
ZIP: 2494
(781) 455-0800
High
Total Enrollment 1614
John Eliot
135 Wellesley Avenue
ZIP: 2494
(781) 455-0452
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Hillside Elementary
28 Glen Gary Rd
ZIP: 2494
(781) 455-0461
Primary
Total Enrollment 421

Needham Private Schools

The Walker School
1968 Central Ave
ZIP: 2492
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
St Joseph Elementary School
90 Pickering St
ZIP: 2492
Elementary
Total Enrollment 426
St Sebastians School
1191 Greendale Ave
ZIP: 2492
Secondary
Total Enrollment 375
Theophany School
754 Greendale Ave
ZIP: 2492
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Riverside Life Skills School
255 Highland Ave
ZIP: 2494
Secondary
Total Enrollment 2
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