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Population (year 2000): 26,613. Estimated population in July 2005: 26,978 (+1.4% change)
Males: 11,651 (43.8%), Females: 14,962 (56.2%)

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Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $113,686 (year 2000)
Median house value: $548,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Wellesley:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.3%)
  • Chinese (3.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Korean (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (23.4%), English (16.5%), Italian (11.1%), German (9.8%), United States (4.0%), Scottish (4.0%).

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Elevation: 141 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles

Wellesley,

For population 25 years and over in Wellesley

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 75.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 41.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wellesley town

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

10.9% Foreign born (4.1% Asia, 3.6% Europe, 1.5% Latin America, 1.1% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Newton, (5.8 miles pop. 83,829).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (13.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (212.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Wellesley, (0.0 miles MA Needham, (4.0 miles MA (4.3 miles Weston, MA (4.6 miles Natick, MA (4.6 miles Dover, MA (5.2 miles Cochituate,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 30 buildings, average cost: $257,300
  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $317,500
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $318,400
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $344,100
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $459,500
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $478,700
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $430,400
  • 2003: 59 buildings, average cost: $447,600
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $489,200
  • 2005: 74 buildings, average cost: $501,500

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 71.29 W

Area codes: 781, 339

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.1%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (19.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (15.4%).


 

Crime in Wellesley by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 0 1 1 3 0
    per 100,000 7.5 0.0 3.8 3.8 11.3 0.0
Robberies 1 2 5 2 2 1
    per 100,000 3.8 7.5 18.8 7.5 7.5 3.8
Assaults 41 17 26 17 25 12
    per 100,000 154.1 63.9 97.7 63.9 93.9 45.1
Burglaries 65 54 62 74 60 63
    per 100,000 244.2 202.9 233.0 278.1 225.5 236.7
Thefts 258 187 230 231 183 190
    per 100,000 969.5 702.7 864.2 868.0 687.6 713.9
Auto thefts 11 21 10 11 8 13
    per 100,000 41.3 78.9 37.6 41.3 30.1 48.8
97.9 63.7 80.6 74.0 71.2 59.2


Average climate in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wellesley,

Wellesley-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Wellesley 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 18.7 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospital/medical center in Wellesley:
  • CHARLES RIVER HOSPITAL (203 GROVE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wellesley:
  • NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; NEWTON, MA)
  • DEACONESS-GLOVER HOSPITAL CORP (about 4 miles; NEEDHAM, MA)
  • DEACONESS-WALTHAM HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; WALTHAM, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wellesley:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 12 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 21 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 41 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wellesley:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 12 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • NORFOLK (about 15 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)
  • MARLBORO (about 15 miles; MARLBORO, MA; ID: 9B1)

Amtrak stations near Wellesley:
  • 10 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.). Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 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.
  • 15 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.

Colleges/Universities in Wellesley:
  • BABSON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,659; Location: BABSON PARK; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.babson.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,241; Location: 106 CENTRAL ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wellesley.edu)
  • INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED TRAVEL AGENTS (Location: 148 LINDEN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.ICTA.COM)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wellesley:
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 1 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,938)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; FT enrollment: 13,341)
  • FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; BEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,501)
Public high school in Wellesley:
  • WELLESLEY SR HIGH (Students: 1,065; Location: 50 RICE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Wellesley:
  • DANA HALL SCHOOL (Students: 393; Location: 45 DANA RD; Grades: 6 - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Wellesley:
  • WELLESLEY MIDDLE (Students: 1,021; Location: 50 KINGSBURY STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • KATHARINE LEE BATES (Students: 348; Location: 116 ELMWOOD RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SPRAGUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 333; Location: 401 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SCHOFIELD (Students: 320; Location: 27 CEDAR STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOSEPH E FISKE (Students: 316; Location: 45 HASTINGS STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HUNNEWELL (Students: 304; Location: 28 CAMERON STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN D HARDY (Students: 283; Location: 293 WESTON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ERNEST F UPHAM (Students: 262; Location: 35 WYNNEWOOD RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Wellesley:
  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 9 LEDYARD STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST. PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 229; Location: 10 ATWOOD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TENACRE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 185; Location: 78 BENVENUE STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • WELLESLEY KIDS (Students: 23; Location: 204 WORCESTER ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Wellesley:
  • WELLESLEY FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,250,582; Location: 530 WASHINGTON ST.; 211,259 books; 8,375 audio materials; 5,635 video materials; 529 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Wellesley: Wellesley Country Club (A), Wellesley Disposal Area (B), Wellesley Office Park (C), Perkins Library (D), Margaret Clapp Library (E), Wellesley Free Library (F), Davis Museum and Cultural Center (G), First Congregational Church in Wellesley Hills Library (H).

Shopping Centers: Linden Shopping Center (1), Wellesley Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Wellesley include: Wellesley Hills Congregational Church (A), Wellesley Friends Meeting House (B), Wellesley Baptist Church (C), Unitarian Church of Wellesley (D), Christ Church (E), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (F), First Church of Christ (G).

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Reeds Pond (A), Rockridge Pond (B), Abbotts Pond (C), Longfellow Pond (D), Wights Pond (E), Paintshop Pond (F), Morses Pond (G), Lake Waban (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rosemary Brook (A), Hurd Brook (B), Fuller Brook (C), Boulder Brook (D), Bogle Brook (E).

Parks in Wellesley include: Kelly Memorial Field (1), Hunnewell Playground (2), Hummewell Estates Historic District (3), Newton Lower Falls Historic District (4).

Post offices: Wellesley Post Office (A), Wellesley Hills Post Office (B).


Wellesley compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Wellesley:
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZLY (91.5 FM; WELLESLEY, MA; Owner: WELLESLEY COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • WBRS (100.1 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wellesley:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • 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)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

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