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Overview

Introduction to Norwood, Massachusetts

Norwood, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 9 miles S of Newton, Massachusetts and 13 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Norwood History

Indians used Norwood as hunting ground before modern settlers came in, lead by Ezra Morse, in 1878. Morse built a saw mill in the area that is now South Norwood. Norton continued to be a part of Dedham until it was incorporated as a town in 1872.

Norwood and nearby Attractions

  • Norwood Townhall
  • Morrill Memorial Library
  • Ellis Pond
  • Eliot Park
  • Norwood Historical Society
  • Museum of Fine Arts

Things To Do In Norwood

The town has an active recreation department that regularly organizes various kinds of activities. The recreation center has facilities for basketball, aerobics, floor hockey, gymnastics, dance instructions and other special programs. The town also has public swimming pools. There are many parks which are ideal for recreation in Norwood, along with many shopping areas.

Norwood Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest major airport.

Norwood Higher Education

Educational facilities are offered at Babson College.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,018
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+15,535
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.6%
Median Earnings25+$52,374
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,601
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,757

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,097
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation9.1%

Housing

People Living Alone31.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,350
Median House Value$391,600

Ancestry

Irish35.1%
Italian17.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.2%
English8.3%
German3.4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Polish3.3%
Arab2.5%
Portuguese2.3%
Brazilian2.1%
Greek2.1%
Canadian1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Russian1.5%
West Indian1.2%
Lebanese1.2%
Lithuanian1.1%
African1%
Syrian1%
Haitian0.8%
Albanian0.6%
US/American0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
British0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
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Norwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2062
Phone Area Codes339,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.18
Approximate Longitude-71.19

Norwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWALPOLE 2
Distance3.2 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
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance12.7 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
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canton22,562$123,250
Dedham25,272$115,379
Medfield6,575$137,598
Sharon5,841$135,882
Walpole6,209$105,145
Westwood15,364$161,113

Norwood Public Libraries

Morrill Memorial Library
33 WALPOLE ST.
Norwood, Massachusetts
(781) 769-0200

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Norwood Hospitals

Caritas Norwood Hospital
(Proprietary)
800 Washington Road
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Norwood Public Schools

Balch
1168 Washington St
(781) 762-0694
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School
1315 Washington St
(781) 762-7880
Middle
Total Enrollment 748
Norwood High
245 Nichols St
(781) 769-2333
High
Total Enrollment 1060
Charles J Prescott
66 Richland Rd
(781) 762-6497
Primary
Total Enrollment 238
Cornelius M Callahan
90 Garfield Ave
(781) 762-0693
Primary
Total Enrollment 230
George F. Willett
100 Westover Parkway
(781) 762-6805
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
F A Cleveland
33 George Willett Parkway
(781) 762-6522
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
John P Oldham
165 Prospect St
(781) 769-2417
Primary
Total Enrollment 235

Norwood Private Schools

St Catherine Of Siena School
249 Nahatan St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 455
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