Needham, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 28,886. Population change since 2000: -0.1%
Males: 13,996  (48.5%)
Females: 14,890  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02494.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $120,862 (it was $88,079 in 2000)
Needham:

$120,862
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $59,309 (it was $44,549 in 2000)

Needham CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $599,531 (it was $380,700 in 2000)
Needham:

$599,531
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $719,949; Detached houses: $740,179; Townhouses or other attached units: $513,919; In 2-unit structures: $691,580; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $766,495; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $376,397; Mobile homes: $432,554

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,433.

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  • White alone - 25,730 (89.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1,753 (6.1%)
  • Hispanic - 618 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 436 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 275 (1.0%)
  • Other race alone - 56 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.03%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Needham: 143.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (20.2%), English (9.2%), Italian (8.9%), German (7.2%), Russian (6.9%), United States (4.6%).

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: 100.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 74.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 41.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Needham CDP:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

3,592 residents are foreign born (4.6% Europe, 3.1% Asia).

This place:  12.2%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Needham, Massachusetts as of March 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Needham to the number of sex offenders is 9,679 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 2012: $6,547 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,102 (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

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: +5,804 (+19.8%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,276 (24.6%)

Area codes: 781, 339

Needham household income distribution Needham home values distribution

Crime rates in Needham by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.03.50.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1110200010200
per 100,000 3.53.43.40.06.90.00.00.03.50.07.00.00.0
Robberies 3312324134300
per 100,000 10.510.33.46.810.36.914.03.510.613.910.40.00.0
Assaults 18475451417442
per 100,000 62.913.823.917.113.817.33.514.13.524.413.913.86.8
Burglaries 29452736287639334151283048
per 100,000 101.3154.992.2123.296.4262.6136.4116.4145.2177.897.3103.2163.6
Thefts 223237203180213192195215191221236211220
per 100,000 779.3815.9693.6616.0733.0663.4682.1758.6676.6770.5820.4726.1749.8
Auto thefts 1161356743512588
per 100,000 38.420.744.417.120.624.214.010.617.741.817.427.527.3
Arson 0132001001000
per 100,000 0.03.410.26.80.00.03.50.00.03.50.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 60.754.546.940.649.753.143.451.046.056.453.241.845.6

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 53 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Massachusetts average:

2.49
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Lawyers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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

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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)
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:

Private high school in Needham:

  • ST SEBASTIANS SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 1191 GREENDALE AVE; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Needham:

Private elementary/middle schools in Needham:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 448; Location: 90 PICKERING ST; Grades: KG - 5)
  • THE WALKER SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 1968 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - 7)
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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 2012 was 87.3. This is about average.

City:

87.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.277. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.277
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 15.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.30
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.2%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.6% for Black residents, 9.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.8% for other race residents, 7.0% 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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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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Needham, Massachusetts:

  • Sheraton Needham, 100 Cabot St, Needham, MA 02494 , Phone: (781) 455-1478, Fax: (781) 455-1478
  • Residence Inn By Marriott, 80 B St, Needham, MA 02492 , Phone: (781) 444-5750, Fax: (781) 444-5751
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Needham, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.48%
Here: 74.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Adherents78.6%7.9%3.1%2.6%1.0%
Congregations20.0%13.0%11.4%9.8%1.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents1.0%0.8%0.6%0.5%3.8%
Congregations4.4%0.6%4.4%5.4%29.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

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 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Needham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 56 (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: 19 (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: 66 (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: 115 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Needham)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (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

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
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
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