Norwell, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 10,506.
Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 5,035  (47.9%)
Females: 5,471  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

43.8 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 02061.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $136,576 (it was $87,397 in 2000)
Norwell:

$136,576
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $62,167 (it was $37,222 in 2000)

Norwell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $684,852 (it was $324,100 in 2000)
Norwell:

$684,852
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $430,018; detached houses: $453,048; townhouses or other attached units: $405,599; in 2-unit structures: $310,433; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $313,904; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $269,852; mobile homes: $134,291
March 2019 cost of living index in Norwell: 150.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Norwell, MA (2010)
    • 10,01195.3%White alone
    • 1811.7%Asian alone
    • 1281.2%Hispanic
    • 960.9%Two or more races
    • 630.6%Black alone
    • 190.2%Other race alone
    • 80.08%American Indian alone

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

Crime rates in Norwell by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(29.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
2
(18.5)
1
(9.2)
2
(18.1)
1
(9.0)
2
(17.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(19.3)
2
(19.1)
2
(19.1)
1
(9.7)
2
(19.2)
2
(19.5)
2
(18.9)
2
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(96.5)
7
(66.9)
10
(95.5)
7
(67.8)
9
(86.4)
8
(77.8)
7
(66.2)
7
(65.7)
11
(103.6)
7
(64.8)
3
(27.5)
10
(90.7)
2
(17.9)
7
(62.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(212.3)
34
(325.1)
41
(391.7)
18
(174.3)
51
(489.5)
44
(428.1)
60
(567.6)
27
(253.4)
28
(263.6)
18
(166.6)
14
(128.5)
7
(63.5)
6
(53.8)
6
(53.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
58
(559.8)
82
(784.1)
78
(745.3)
85
(822.9)
89
(854.3)
67
(651.8)
92
(870.4)
69
(647.5)
89
(837.9)
68
(629.3)
39
(357.9)
59
(534.9)
35
(313.9)
42
(376.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(67.6)
3
(28.7)
5
(47.8)
4
(38.7)
5
(48.0)
4
(38.9)
7
(66.2)
4
(37.5)
5
(47.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
3
(27.2)
2
(17.9)
3
(26.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(29.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)67.883.285.980.295.3123.498.865.484.067.436.960.728.547.9

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City-data.com crime index in Norwell, MA

Crime rate in Norwell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 26 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Norwell, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (39.4%), English (15.2%), Italian (15.2%), German (8.3%), United States (6.3%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1849

Elevation: 81 feet

Land area: 20.9 square miles.

Population density: 503 people per square mile   (low).

Norwell, Massachusetts map

332 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.0% Asia).

This town:

3.4%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Norwell town:

1.2% ($3,925)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Weymouth, MA (7.4 miles , pop. 53,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (18.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (182.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Hanover, MA (1.6 miles ),
North Pembroke, MA (2.1 miles ),
Marshfield Hills, MA (2.2 miles ),
Rockland, MA (2.2 miles ),
North Scituate, MA (2.2 miles ),
Scituate, MA (2.3 miles ),
Pembroke, MA (2.5 miles ),
Hanson, MA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.15 N, Longitude: 70.82 W

Area codes: 781, 339

Distribution of median household income in Norwell, MA in 2017
Norwell satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $207,600
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $230,100
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $276,100
  • 2000: 65 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2002: 57 buildings, average cost: $245,600
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $271,800
  • 2004: 28 buildings, average cost: $323,700
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $313,800
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $315,600
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $315,200
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $315,300
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $315,300
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $372,200
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $661,900
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $365,200
  • 2013: 35 buildings, average cost: $309,600
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $330,200
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $377,200
  • 2016: 33 buildings, average cost: $357,000
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $351,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Norwell, MA residents
Average permit cost in Norwell, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Norwell, MA
Historical housing units in Norwell, MA
Most common industries in Norwell, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.5%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (13.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.9%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Norwell, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Top executives (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (8.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Engineers (4.0%)
  • Lawyers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Norwell, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Norwell, Massachusetts average temperatures Norwell, Massachusetts average precipitation Norwell, Massachusetts humidity Norwell, Massachusetts wind speed Norwell, Massachusetts snowfall Norwell, Massachusetts sunshine Norwell, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.238. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.238
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.24. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.24
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Norwell-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.3 miles away from the Norwell town 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 20.7 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norwell-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 217.2 miles away from Norwell 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 101.2 miles away from the city 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 217.5 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 212.4 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 75.8 miles away from Norwell center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 59.1 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 Plymouth County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Norwell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Norwell:

  • NORWELL VNA INC (91 LONGWATER CIRCLE)
  • WELCH HOME CARE SERVICES (52 ACCORD PK DR)
  • NORWELL KNOLL NURSING HOME (329 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • SOUTHWOOD AT NORWELL NURSING CTR (501 CORDWAINER DRIVE)
  • STETSON MANOR NURSING HOME (12 BARSTOW AVE)

Amtrak stations near Norwell:

  • 18 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.
  • 19 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 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.

Operable nuclear power plant near Norwell:

  • 16 miles: Pilgrim in Plymouth, MA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norwell:

  • Massasoit Community College (about 11 miles; Brockton, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,442)
  • Quincy College (about 12 miles; Quincy, MA; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 14 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Stonehill College (about 15 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston (about 16 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 12,625)
  • Curry College (about 17 miles; Milton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Northeastern University (about 19 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 27,758)

Public high schools in Norwell:

Public elementary/middle schools in Norwell:

See full list of schools located in Norwell

Library in Norwell:

  • NORWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $590,026; Location: 64 SOUTH ST.; 52,939 books; 4 e-books; 6,054 audio materials; 5,751 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 138 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable locations in Norwell: Norwell Industrial Park (A), Jacobs Farm Museum (B), Norwell Fire Department Station 3 (C), Norwell Fire Department Station 2 Headquarters (D), Norwell Fire Department Station 1 (E), Norwell Public Library (F), Norwell High School Library (G), Norwell Town Hall (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Norwell include: First Parish of Norwell Church (A), Assinippi Universalist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Church (1), Pinehurst Cemetery (2), Old First Parish Cemetery (3), First Parish Cemetery (4), Bowker Cemetery (5), Stockbridge Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Hatch Pond (A), Black Pond (B), Peterson Pond (C), Turner Pond (D), Cranberry Bog Reservoir (E), Torrey Pond (F), Jacobs Pond (G), Bound Brook Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Stony Brook (B), Silver Brook (C), Second Herring Brook (D), Cove Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Norwell include: Salt Marsh Conservation Area (1), Norwell Village Area Historic District (2), Garfield Park (3), Fogg Park (4), Albert Norris Conservation Area (5), Gaffield Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Norwell Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 328 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Park View Inn (350 Washington) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jan Brett - Illustrator, Jeff Corwin - Television personality, Gerry Corcoran - College basketball player (Quinnipiac Bobcats).

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

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

NORWELL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 11,114, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-31-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-31-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation
BEARFOOT CREEK (Serves NH, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-18-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

80.1%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.6%
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: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.9%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.4%
205 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
42 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
201 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Norwell (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Queen Anne Branch at 36 Washington Street, branch established on 1967/06/28; Norwell Stop And Shop Branch at 468 Washington Street, branch established on 2002/07/25. 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
  • Scituate Federal Savings Bank: Norwell Branch at 1 River Street, branch established on 2000/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $261.5 mil, Deposits: $218.7 mil, headquarters in Scituate, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • South Shore Savings Bank: Norwell Branch at 400 Washington Street, branch established on 1978/10/15. Info updated 2011/08/26: Bank assets: $950.4 mil, Deposits: $661.6 mil, headquarters in South Weymouth, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: South Shore Bancorp Mhc
  • Rockland Trust Company: Queen Ann's Shopping Center Branch at 10 Pond St, branch established on 1967/06/28. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.
  • Eastern Bank: Norwell Branch at 80 Washington Street, branch established on 1962/11/26. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Norwell Branch at 69 Washington Street, branch established on 2007/08/06. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Norwell:

Marital status in Norwell, MA
  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Norwell:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Norwell, MA (based on Plymouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic165,98535
Mainline Protestant23,72491
Evangelical Protestant13,15996
Other6,12943
Orthodox1,1403
Black Protestant6115
None284,171-
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: 85
Plymouth County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Plymouth County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 139
This county:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
Here:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 361
This county:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.7%
Massachusetts:

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

16.3%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

5.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($973 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.02%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Norfolk County, MA  1.54% ($73,217 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.77% ($54,989)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.74% ($92,003)


5.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Norfolk County, MA  1.04% ($61,444 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.94% ($49,456)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.53% ($68,598)
Businesses in Norwell, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
AT&T1New Balance1
Audi1Nike2
BMW1Nissan1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry4SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1Stop & Shop1
Dunkin Donuts3T.J.Maxx1
FedEx6Taco Bell1
KFC1UPS9
MasterBrand Cabinets10Vans1

Strongest AM radio stations in Norwell:

  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON 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)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPLM (1390 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Norwell:

  • WATD-FM (95.9 FM; MARSHFIELD, MA; Owner: MARSHFIELD BROADCASTING CO., 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.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WRPS (88.3 FM; ROCKLAND, MA; Owner: ROCKLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Norwell:

  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Norwell fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Norwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 38.8mTotal length
  • $30,750,000Total costs
  • 176,393Total average daily traffic
  • 16,071Total average daily truck traffic
  • 359,765Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Norwell)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 81 Washington St (Lat: 42.172333 Lon: -70.880056), Call Sign: KSL396, Licensee ID: L00033046,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.9000 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2000, Expiration Date: 06/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2005, Registrant: Norwell, Town Of, 300 Washington St, Norwell, MA 02061, Phone: (617) 659-8158
  • State Police Barracks West St (Lat: 42.161500 Lon: -70.795056), Call Sign: KNDJ456, Licensee ID: L00003516,
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.7400 MHz, 42.4400 MHz, 42.5000 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2012, Expiration Date: 06/05/2022, Registrant: Massachusetts, Commonwealth Of, 470 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701, Phone: (617) 659-7911
  • Judges Hill Norwell (Lat: 42.191778 Lon: -70.820333), Call Sign: KXV261, Licensee ID: L00025622,
    Assigned Frequencies: 482.987 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/1997, Expiration Date: 02/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Certifier: John C Rooney Jr, Registrant: Scituate, Town Of, 604 Chief Justice Cushing, Scituate, MA 02066, Phone: (617) 545-1212
  • Judges Hill (Lat: 42.191778 Lon: -70.820333), Call Sign: KZV259, Licensee ID: L00014958,
    Assigned Frequencies: 482.987 MHz, Grant Date: 02/14/1997, Expiration Date: 01/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Certifier: Donald F Brooker, Registrant: Hull, Town Of, Atlantic Ave, Hull, MA 02045, Phone: (617) 925-1212
  • Town Hall Office Main St (Lat: 42.158167 Lon: -70.818389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPPE747,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.362 MHz, Grant Date: 10/09/2014, Expiration Date: 11/16/2024, Certifier: John R Mcinnis, Registrant: Norwell, Town Of, 345 Main St, Norwell, MA 02061, Fax: (781) 659-9380
  • Pump Station 6 S St (Lat: 42.140111 Lon: -70.825889), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPPG617, Licensee ID: L00033046,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.362 MHz, Grant Date: 10/09/2014, Expiration Date: 12/09/2024, Certifier: John R Mcinnis, Registrant: Norwell, Town Of, 345 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061, Phone: (781) 659-8076, Fax: (781) 659-7219, Email:
  • Off Mt Blue St On R/W N Of Substa (Lat: 42.180667 Lon: -70.806167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: KNCK271,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.150 MHz, 451.075 MHz, 451.375 MHz, 451.525 MHz, Grant Date: 10/19/2011, Expiration Date: 12/31/2021, Registrant: Utilties Telecom Council, 1129 20th Street, Nw Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 872-0030, Fax: (202) 872-1331, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Norwell)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 122TX , Serial Number: 2989, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 07/25/2008
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dental Management Co Inc Dba Cranberry, 409 Circuit St, Norwell, MA 02061, Other Owners: Oral Surgery Management Co Rochester, S Colton Dds Pc Timothy
  • Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW-27 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 27HH , Serial Number: 27066, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 03/31/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 08/27/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Steven M Waitekaitis, Po Box 660, Norwell, MA 02061
  • Aircraft: ECLIPSE AVIATION CORP EA500 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PW610F-A (950 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 301MK , Serial Number: 000214, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 06/26/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 08/03/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Sound Choice Aviation LLC, 94 Brigantine Cir, Norwell, MA 02061
  • Aircraft: BOMBARDIER INC BD-100-1A10 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: HONEYWELL AS907-1-1A (6944 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 400CH , Serial Number: 20051, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 04/24/2012
    Registrant (Corporation): Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc, 42 Longwater Dr, Norwell, MA 02061
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4173R , Serial Number: 32-40507, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 10/04/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 02/04/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Kevin M Callahan, 129 Parker St, Norwell, MA 02061
  • Aircraft: KNIGHT AARON SONEX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: JABIRU 3300 (120 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 771AK , Serial Number: 1024, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 09/25/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Aaron Knight, 324 Grove St, Norwell, MA 02061
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81006 , Serial Number: 32R-8013010, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 06/07/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel R Bawabe, 301 Mt Blue St, Norwell, MA 02061

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 52. The highest number of fire incidents - 76 took place in 2002, and the least - 16 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Norwell, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.6%), and Outside Fires (39.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Norwell, MA
    • 37542.6%Structure Fires
    • 35139.9%Outside Fires
    • 13615.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 182.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Norwell, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Norwell, MA
  • 65.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 28.9%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Norwell, MA
  • 39.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 36.3%Electricity
  • 22.4%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Norwell 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Norwell on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a ferryboat to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: top executives (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 (02061) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #39 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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