Needham, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 28,886. Population change since 2000: -0.1%
Males: 14,235  (49.3%)
Females: 14,651  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 02492, 02494.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $126,852 (it was $88,079 in 2000)
Needham:

$126,852
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $63,652 (it was $44,549 in 2000)

Needham CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $669,106 (it was $380,700 in 2000)
Needham:

$669,106
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $491,981; Detached houses: $518,551; Townhouses or other attached units: $337,504; In 2-unit structures: $389,302; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $468,543; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $362,016; Mobile homes: $140,253

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,571.

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  • Races in Needham, MA (2010)

    Needham races chart
    • 25,73089.1%White alone
    • 1,7536.1%Asian alone
    • 6182.1%Hispanic
    • 4361.5%Two or more races
    • 2751.0%Black alone
    • 560.2%Other race alone
    • 100.03%American Indian alone
    • 80.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Needham detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Needham: 139.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Needham, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (19.9%), Italian (8.9%), English (8.4%), German (7.0%), Russian (6.9%), United States (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1711

Elevation: 162 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,291 people per square mile   (low).

Needham,MA real estate house value index trend

Needham, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Needham:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 75.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 42.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Needham CDP:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

3,693 residents are foreign born (4.5% Europe, 3.1% Asia, 1.3% Latin America).

This place:

12.5%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Needham, Massachusetts as of December 08, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Needham to the number of sex offenders is 29,037 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,641 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $6,452 (1.0%)

Needham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newton, MA (3.8 miles , pop. 83,829).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (7.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (169.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Wellesley, MA (1.8 miles ), Newton, MA (1.9 miles ), Dover, MA (2.0 miles ), Dedham, MA (2.1 miles ), Westwood, MA (2.2 miles ), Weston, MA (2.4 miles ), Brookline, MA (2.4 miles ), Natick, MA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 53 buildings, average cost: $325,400
  • 2007: 88 buildings, average cost: $333,700
  • 2008: 64 buildings, average cost: $357,000
  • 2009: 51 buildings, average cost: $352,900
  • 2010: 58 buildings, average cost: $353,800
  • 2011: 43 buildings, average cost: $353,600
  • 2012: 73 buildings, average cost: $418,700
  • 2013: 104 buildings, average cost: $416,000
  • 2014: 106 buildings, average cost: $418,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 71.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,257 (+17.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,274 (22.6%)

Area codes: 781, 339

Needham household income distribution Needham home values distribution

Crime rates in Needham by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014
Murders 000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.03.50.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 102000102000
per 100,000 3.40.06.90.00.00.03.50.07.00.00.00.0
Robberies 123241343000
per 100,000 3.46.810.36.914.03.510.613.910.40.00.00.0
Assaults 754514174424
per 100,000 23.917.113.817.33.514.13.524.413.913.86.813.3
Burglaries 273628763933415128304832
per 100,000 92.2123.296.4262.6136.4116.4145.2177.897.3103.2163.6106.7
Thefts 203180213192195215191221236211220157
per 100,000 693.6616.0733.0663.4682.1758.6676.6770.5820.4726.1749.8523.5
Auto thefts 13567435125886
per 100,000 44.417.120.624.214.010.617.741.817.427.527.320.0
Arson 320010010000
per 100,000 10.26.80.00.03.50.00.03.50.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.1) 46.940.649.753.143.451.046.056.453.241.845.633.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Needham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 55 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Massachusetts average:

2.55

Needham tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (26%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Legal occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Needham: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Needham, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Needham, Massachusetts average temperatures Needham, Massachusetts average precipitation Needham, Massachusetts humidity Needham, Massachusetts wind speed Needham, Massachusetts snowfall Needham, Massachusetts sunshine Needham, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Needham-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Needham place 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Needham-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from Needham center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 225.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.6 miles away from Needham center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 70.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norfolk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Needham topographic map

Birthplace of: Alexandra Raisman - Female artistic gymnast, Charles D. Baker, Jr. - Businessman and politician, Peter DeFazio - Politician, Robbie Ftorek - Ice hockey player, Alvan Fisher - Artist, Brendan Buckley - NHL player (St. Louis Blues, born: Feb 26, 1977), Eric Johnson - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Sep 15, 1979), Jen Kirkman - Television actor, Richard Patrick - Industrial musician, Steven Hauschka - Player of football.

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

Hospitals in Needham:

  • BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS HOSPITAL - NEEDHAM (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 148 CHESTNUT STREET)

Home Health Centers in Needham:

  • FAMILY CARE EXTENDED, INC (687 HIGHLAND AVENUE, 3RD FLOOR)
  • NORTH HILL HOME HEALTH CARE (865 CENTRAL AVE SUITE F-308)

Nursing Homes in Needham:

  • BRIARWOOD CONV CENTER (26 GARFIELD ST)
  • BRIARWOOD HEALTHCARE AND NURSING CENTER (150 LINCOLN STREET)
  • HAMILTON HOUSE NURSING HOME (141 CHESTNUT ST)
  • HAMILTON HOUSE SKILLED NUR AND REHAB CTR (141 CHESTNUT STREET)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION-AVERY (100 WEST STREET)
  • SKILLED NSG FAC AT NORTH HILL,THE (865 CENTRAL AVE)
  • SKILLED NURSING FACILITY AT NORTH HILL (865 CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • WINGATE AT NEEDHAM REHAB AND SKILLED NURS RES (589 HIGHLAND AVENUE)

Heliports located in Needham:

Amtrak stations near Needham:

  • 7 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.
  • 10 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Needham:

  • Franklin W Olin College of Engineering (Full-time enrollment: 347; Location: Olin Way; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.olin.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Needham:

  • Babson College (about 3 miles; Wellesley, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,230)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 3 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Wellesley College (about 4 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,658)
  • Boston College (about 5 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)
  • Brandeis University (about 6 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Curry College (about 7 miles; Milton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Bentley University (about 8 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)

Public high school in Needham:

  • NEEDHAM HIGH (Students: 1,424, Location: 609 WEBSTER STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Needham:

  • ST SEBASTIANS SCHOOL (Students: 375, Location: 1191 GREENDALE AVE, Grades: 7-12, Boys only)
  • RIVERSIDE LIFE SKILLS SCHOOL (Students: 2, Location: 255 HIGHLAND AVE, Grades: 8-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Needham:

  • POLLARD MIDDLE (Students: 1,065, Location: 200 HARRIS AVENUE, Grades: 7-8)
  • NEWMAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 724, Location: 1155 CENTRAL AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • BROADMEADOW (Students: 582, Location: 120 BROADMEADOW RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • WILLIAM MITCHELL (Students: 432, Location: 187 BROOKLINE STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • HILLSIDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 395, Location: 28 GLEN GARY RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • JOHN ELIOT (Students: 373, Location: 135 WELLESLEY AVENUE, Grades: KG-5)
  • HIGH ROCK SCHOOL (Location: 77 FERNDALE ROAD, Grades: 6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Needham:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 426, Location: 90 PICKERING ST, Grades: TK-5)
  • THE WALKER SCHOOL (Students: 73, Location: 1968 CENTRAL AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Needham

Library in Needham:

  • NEEDHAM FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,322,373; Location: 1139 HIGHLAND AVE.; 136,824 books; 10,582 audio materials; 9,589 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 350 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The hospital has been renamed to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
  • You should add OLIN COLLEGE now located in Needham
  • Church in Needham: The Presbyterian Church, 1458 Great Plain Ave., Needham, MA 02492

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Notable locations in Needham: Needham Center Station (A), Needham Heights Station (B), Needham Junction Station (C), Hersey Station (D), Upper Falls Playground (E), Needham Disposal Area (F), Needham Golf Course (G), New England Industrial Center (H), Needham Fire Department Station 2 (I), Broadmeadow Elementary School Library (J), Prentice Hall Needham Library (K), Newman Elementary School Library (L), Needham Historical Society Library (M), Needham Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (N), Glover Memorial Hospital Medical Library (O), Needham Townhall (P), Needham Free Public Library (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Needham include: BROOKTROUT INC (A), AVANT IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS INC (B), PARAMETRIC TECHNOLOGY CORP (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Needham include: Unitarian First Parish Church (A), Saint Bartholomew Church (B), Needham Congregational Church (C), Grace Lutheran Church (D), Good Shepherd Christian Church (E), First Church of Christ (F), First Baptist Church (G), Cornerstone Assembly of God Church (H), Christ Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Needham Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sabrina Lake (A), Needham Reservoir (B), Rosemary Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alder Brook (A), Rock Meadow Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Needham include: Cutler Park (1), McIntosh Corner Historic District (2), Memorial Park (3), Claxton Field (4), DeFazio Park (5), Needham Town Hall Historic District (6), Cricket Field (7), Mills Field (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Classic Warbirds (Museums; 902 Great Plain Avenue) (1), Arriva World Tours (Tours & Charters; 55 Charles Court) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Clipper Associates- Inc (280 Hillside Avenue) (1), Sheraton Needham Hotel (100 Cabot Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Norfolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 91.8. This is worse than average.

City:

91.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.290. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.290
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.27
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.3%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.2% for Black residents, 9.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.1% for other race residents, 3.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.4%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.5%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Needham in 2010:

  • 392 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 314 people in college/university student housing
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Needham in 2000:

  • 433 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 412 people in nursing homes
  • 88 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Needham, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Banks with most branches in Needham (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Needham Branch, Needham Branch, North Hill Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Needham Heights Branch at 695 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1971/03/03; Needham Centre Branch at 965 Great Plain Avenue, branch established on 1928/09/19. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Needham Branch at 133 Chapel Street, branch established on 1996/07/01; Needham Heights Branch at 968 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1814/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • People's United Bank: Needham Branch at 827-835 Highland Avenue, branch established on 2010/09/13. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Brookline Bank: Needham Branch at 902 Highland Ave, branch established on 2007/07/12. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,854.7 mil, Deposits: $2,040.1 mil, headquarters in Brookline, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Needham Branch at 50 Chestnut Street, branch established on 2002/12/16. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc
  • Citibank, National Association: Needham Financial Center at 1000 Highland Avenue, branch established on 2007/07/30. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • The Needham Bank: at 1063 Great Plain Avenue, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/28: Bank assets: $1,155.9 mil, Deposits: $884.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Needham Branch at 95 Highland Avenue, branch established on 1997/03/17. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Needham travel time to work - commute Needham mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Needham CDP (based on Norfolk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic355,32152
Mainline Protestant33,086115
Other30,59375
Evangelical Protestant11,32389
Orthodox3,5399
None236,988-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 108
Norfolk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
Norfolk County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 103
Norfolk County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Here:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Needham:

58.9%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

59.7%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Needham:

27.9
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.5%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.7%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Needham:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

63.8%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.8%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Needham, MA Residents

7.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($63,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.88% ($66,447 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  1.14% ($78,357)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.84% ($47,688)


7.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,717 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($810 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.10%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.59% ($53,813 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  1.23% ($79,480)
to Plymouth County, MA  0.92% ($58,709)

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)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)

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)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Needham:

  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, 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)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Needham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 35m115ftTotal length
  • $15,923,000Total costs
  • 589,650Total average daily traffic
  • 55,167Total average daily truck traffic
  • 793,913Total future (year 21) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 3Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 22010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Needham, MA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Needham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Needham, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Needham)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Needham)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$469,400312$473,1061,813$367,31546$272,97818$343,778
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$020$476,750103$364,1845$302,2002$184,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$343,50026$397,923151$409,8875$154,8008$251,875
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$533,00036$505,833175$381,2468$318,7506$277,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$09$585,22244$395,7501$300,0002$545,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4031.00 , 4032.00, 4033.00, 4034.00, 4035.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$365,8576$352,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$360,5002$313,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$397,8331$512,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$443,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$712,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4031.00 , 4032.00, 4033.00, 4034.00, 4035.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Needham and their reported violations in the past:

NEEDHAM WATER DEPT (Population served: 31,514, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 46 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 74
  • Hazardous Condition: 275
  • Service Call: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Needham

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Needham, MA
Most common first names in Needham, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary35782.1 years
John26077.7 years
William20677.6 years
Helen18084.4 years
Robert15275.9 years
Elizabeth14784.2 years
Margaret14384.7 years
Joseph14175.4 years
James13978.2 years
Ruth13683.0 years
Most common last names in Needham, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6279.6 years
Sullivan4377.5 years
Johnson4381.3 years
Anderson3581.3 years
Murphy3279.2 years
Brown2874.0 years
Macdonald2883.0 years
Miller2681.3 years
Davis2685.8 years
Mccarthy2378.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (42%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Needham, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Nike1
Ace Hardware1Panera Bread1
CVS2SAS Shoes1
Curves1Sheraton1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts3Staples1
FedEx10Starbucks1
GNC1Trader Joe's1
JoS. A. Bank1UPS2
McDonald's1Walgreens1
New Balance1YMCA1

Needham compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.

Needham on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #45 (02492) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #59 (02492) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #77 (02494) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #100 (02492) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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