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Population (year 2000): 28,911. Estimated population in July 2005: 28,418 (-1.7% change)
Males: 13,702 (47.4%), Females: 15,209 (52.6%)

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Median resident age: 40.8 years
Median household income: $88,079 (year 2000)
Median house value: $385,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Needham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.9%)
  • Chinese (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (27.7%), English (12.3%), Italian (11.3%), German (8.0%), Russian (6.8%), United States (5.0%).

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Elevation: 162 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles

Needham,

For population 25 years and over in Needham

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Needham town

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

9.6% Foreign born (4.9% Europe, 3.2% Asia).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Newton, (3.9 miles pop. 83,829).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (10.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (214.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Needham, (0.0 miles MA Newton, (3.9 miles MA Wellesley, (4.0 miles MA (4.3 miles Dover, MA (5.0 miles Westwood, MA (5.4 miles Dedham,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 53 buildings, average cost: $247,700
  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $270,200
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $247,800
  • 1999: 65 buildings, average cost: $266,300
  • 2000: 70 buildings, average cost: $320,200
  • 2001: 71 buildings, average cost: $266,900
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $302,800
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $310,100
  • 2004: 58 buildings, average cost: $308,600
  • 2005: 62 buildings, average cost: $309,900

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 71.23 W

Area codes: 781, 339

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (20.1%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.0%).


 

Crime in Needham by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 1 1 1 0 2
    per 100,000 6.9 3.5 3.5 3.5 0.0 6.9
Robberies 3 3 3 1 2 3
    per 100,000 10.4 10.4 10.4 3.5 6.9 10.4
Assaults 6 18 4 7 5 4
    per 100,000 20.8 62.3 13.8 24.2 17.3 13.8
Burglaries 51 29 45 27 36 28
    per 100,000 176.4 100.3 155.7 93.4 124.5 96.8
Thefts 221 223 237 203 180 213
    per 100,000 764.4 771.3 819.8 702.2 622.6 736.7
Auto thefts 11 11 6 13 5 6
    per 100,000 38.0 38.0 20.8 45.0 17.3 20.8
56.0 57.9 52.6 45.5 40.5 46.6


Average climate in Needham, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Needham,

Needham-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Needham 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 16.5 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Brendan Buckley - NHL player (St. Louis Blues, born: Feb 26, 1977), Eric Johnson - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Sep 15, 1979), N.C. Wyeth - (1882-1945), painter.


Main business address for: BROOKTROUT INC (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), AVANT IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS INC (IN VITRO & IN VIVO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES), PARAMETRIC TECHNOLOGY CORP (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE).


Hospital/medical center in Needham:
  • DEACONESS-GLOVER HOSPITAL CORP (148 CHESTNUT ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Needham:
  • CHARLES RIVER HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; WELLESLEY, MA)
  • NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; NEWTON, MA)
  • CHESTNUT HILL BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION (about 5 miles; BOSTON COLLEGE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Needham:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 13 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 17 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 42 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Needham:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 9 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • NORFOLK (about 15 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)
  • MARLBORO (about 19 miles; MARLBORO, MA; ID: 9B1)

Amtrak stations near Needham:
  • 8 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.
  • 12 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.
  • 13 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.). Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Needham:
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; FT enrollment: 2,938)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 5 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; FT enrollment: 13,341)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 25,110)
Public high school in Needham:
  • NEEDHAM HIGH (Students: 1,375; Location: 609 WEBSTER STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Needham:
  • POLLARD MIDDLE (Students: 1,087; Location: 200 HARRIS AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NEWMAN ELEM (Students: 727; Location: 1155 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BROADMEADOW (Students: 443; Location: 120 BROADMEADOW RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HILLSIDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 419; Location: 28 GLEN GARY RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM MITCHELL (Students: 399; Location: 187 BROOKLINE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN ELIOT (Students: 272; Location: 135 WELLESLEY AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Needham:
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 90 PICKERING STREET; Grades: KG - 5)
  • THE WALKER HOME AND SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 1968 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Needham:
  • NEEDHAM FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,018,750; Location: 1139 HIGHLAND AVE.; 129,879 books; 4,964 audio materials; 3,586 video materials; 374 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Needham: Needham Disposal Area (A), Needham Golf Course (B), New England Industrial Center (C), Upper Falls Playground (D), Needham Townhall (E), Needham Free Public Library (F), Glover Memorial Hospital Medical Library (G).

Churches in Needham include: Carter Memorial Methodist Church (A), Unitarian First Parish Church (B), Christ Episcopal Church (C), Cornerstone Assembly of God Church (D), Saint John of Damascus Church (E), Saint Bartholomew Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Church of Christ (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Needham Cemetery (2).

Lakes and reservoirs: Sabrina Lake (A), New Pond (B), Needham Reservoir (C), Rosemary Lake (D).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trout Brook (A), Alder Brook (B), South Meadow Brook (C).

Parks in Needham include: Needham Town Hall Historic District (1), Mills Field (2), Cricket Field (3), Cutler Park (4), DeFazio Park (5), Claxton Field (6), McIntosh Corner Historic District (7), Memorial Park (8).

Post office: (A).  


Needham 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Needham:
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA 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)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • 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 Needham:
  • 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.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZLY (91.5 FM; WELLESLEY, MA; Owner: WELLESLEY COLLEGE)
  • WBRS (100.1 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Needham:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • 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)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, 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.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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