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Population (year 2000): 23,464. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,736 (+1.2% change)
Males: 11,329 (48.3%), Females: 12,135 (51.7%)

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Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $61,699 (year 2000)
Median house value: $223,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Dedham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (36.9%), Italian (20.0%), English (11.1%), German (6.9%), United States (5.5%), Arab (4.1%).

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Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles

Dedham,

For population 25 years and over in Dedham

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dedham town

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

9.4% Foreign born (5.2% Europe, 2.5% Asia, 1.0% Latin America).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Brookline, (6.3 miles pop. 57,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (7.5 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (217.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Dedham, MA (4.6 miles Westwood, MA (4.8 miles Norwood, MA Needham, (5.4 miles MA (6.1 miles Canton, MA (6.3 miles Milton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 26 buildings, average cost: $193,900
  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 1999: 30 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $203,100
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $204,500
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $281,300
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $392,800
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $255,600

Latitude: 42.24 N, Longitude: 71.17 W

Area codes: 781, 339, 617

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.9%), Retail trade (11.0%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.8%).


 

Crime in Dedham by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 2 2 0 1 2
    per 100,000 4.3 8.5 8.5 0.0 4.3 8.5
Robberies 9 5 11 7 10 11
    per 100,000 38.4 21.3 46.9 29.8 42.6 46.9
Assaults 5 5 5 13 21 19
    per 100,000 21.3 21.3 21.3 55.4 89.5 81.0
Burglaries 31 29 46 30 31 40
    per 100,000 132.1 123.6 196.0 127.9 132.1 170.5
Thefts 430 367 362 334 313 494
    per 100,000 1832.6 1564.1 1542.8 1423.5 1334.0 2105.4
Auto thefts 72 57 63 45 72 69
    per 100,000 306.9 242.9 268.5 191.8 306.9 294.1
124.6 104.7 122.9 101.3 119.5 153.3


Average climate in Dedham, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dedham,

Dedham-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the Dedham city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Bobby Kelly - College basketball player (Northeastern Huskies), Fisher Ames - (1758-1808), Janon Cole - College basketball player (Northeastern Huskies).


Main business address for: IPARTY CORP (RETAIL-MISCELLANEOUS SHOPPING GOODS STORES).


Hospitals/medical centers near Dedham:
  • WESTWOOD PEMBROKE HEALTH SYSTEMS (about 4 miles; WESTWOOD, MA)
  • HEBREW REHABILITATION CENTER FOR AGED (about 4 miles; BOSTON, MA)
  • CARITAS NORWOOD HOSPITAL, INC (about 5 miles; NORWOOD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dedham:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 14 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 18 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 41 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dedham:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 5 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • NORFOLK (about 17 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 17 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; ID: 1B9)

Amtrak stations near Dedham:
  • 3 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dedham:
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 6 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 13,341)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 7 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 25,110)
  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (about 9 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,122)
  • NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 19,294)
  • WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 9 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • SIMMONS COLLEGE (about 9 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,386)
Public high school in Dedham:
  • DEDHAM HIGH (Students: 1,013; Location: 140 WHITING AVENUE; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Dedham:
  • NOBLE & GREENOUGH SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 10 CAMPUS DRIVE; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • URSULINE ACADEMY (Students: 351; Location: 85 LOWDER STREET; Grades: 7 - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Dedham:
  • DEDHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 469; Location: 70 WHITING AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • OAKDALE (Students: 369; Location: 137 CEDAR STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 318; Location: 322 SPRAGUE STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GREENLODGE (Students: 305; Location: GREENLODGE STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • AVERY (Students: 287; Location: 123 HIGH STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • RIVERDALE (Students: 235; Location: 143 NEEDHAM STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Dedham:
  • DEDHAM COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 90 SANDY VALLEY ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • KIDS PLACE AT THE VNA (Students: 30; Location: 1100 HIGH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Dedham:
  • DEDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $790,795; Location: 43 CHURCH ST.; 96,173 books; 1,594 audio materials; 3,005 video materials; 283 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Dedham: Westwood/128 Plaza (A), Dedham Country Club (B), Dedham Plaza (C), Dedham Townhall (D), Norfolk Law Library (E), Norfolk County Jail (F), Norfolk County Courthouse (G), Dedham Public Library (H), Dedham Historical Society Building (I).

Shopping Centers: Lechmere Sales Shopping Center (1), Westwood-128 Plaza Shopping Center (2), Dedham Mall (3), Dedham Mall Shopping Center (4), Dedham Plaza Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Dedham include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Church of the Good Shepherd (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (D), First Church in Dedham (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), Allin Congregational Church (G), American Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Brookdale Cemetery (1), Brookdare Cemetery (2).

Lakes: Motley Pond (A), Rodman Pond (B), Wigwam Pond (C), Little Wigwam Pond (D), Weld Pond (E).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lowder Brook (A), Rock Meadow Brook (B).

Park in Dedham: Riverdale Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Dedham compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Dedham:
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dedham:
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WMLN-FM (91.5 FM; MILTON, MA; Owner: CURRY COLLEGE)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dedham:
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

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