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 2015: $117,986 (it was $87,397 in 2000)
Norwell:

$117,986
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $55,412 (it was $37,222 in 2000)

Norwell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $632,200 (it was $324,100 in 2000)
Norwell:

$632,200
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $399,804; Detached houses: $422,192; Townhouses or other attached units: $348,412; In 2-unit structures: $265,483; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $356,821; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $227,127; Mobile homes: $157,740
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  • Races in Norwell, MA (2010)

    Norwell races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Norwell: 151.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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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,MA real estate house value index trend

Norwell, Massachusetts map

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

For population 15 years and over in Norwell town:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

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

This town:

3.4%
Massachusetts:

12.2%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Norwell, Massachusetts as of June 22, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Norwell to the number of sex offenders is 10,336 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 in 2000:

Norwell town:  1.2% ($3,925)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Norwell satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.15 N, Longitude: 70.82 W

Area codes: 781, 339


Crime rates in Norwell by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Murders 000000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.09.70.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 122301020300121
per 100,000 10.220.219.729.20.09.60.019.40.029.20.00.09.418.59.2
Robberies 736422212222010
per 100,000 71.330.359.039.019.319.119.19.719.219.518.918.80.09.30.0
Assaults 552815710710798771173
per 100,000 560.6283.2147.468.296.566.995.567.886.477.866.265.7103.664.827.5
Burglaries 241727312234411851446027281814
per 100,000 244.6172.0265.4302.1212.3325.1391.7174.3489.5428.1567.6253.4263.6166.6128.5
Theft 776886755882788589679269896839
per 100,000 784.8687.8845.2730.9559.8784.1745.3822.9854.3651.8870.4647.5837.9629.3357.9
Auto thefts 1281873545474501
per 100,000 122.380.99.878.067.628.747.838.748.038.966.237.547.10.09.2
Arson 202230000010001
per 100,000 20.40.019.719.529.00.00.00.00.00.09.50.00.00.09.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.7) 208.2133.2120.8105.367.883.285.980.295.3123.498.865.484.067.436.9

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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 Norwell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 28 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Massachusetts average:

2.54
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Lawyers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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

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

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 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 101.2 miles away from Norwell 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

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

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)

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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

Plymouth 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 90.8. This is worse than average.

City:

90.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.278. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.278
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.33
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.95
U.S.:

9.35
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.

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

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Norwell town (based on Plymouth County data)

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
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

21.7%
Massachusetts:

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

16.3%
State:

16.5%

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($550 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Norfolk County, MA  1.27% ($58,709 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.73% ($45,893)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.57% ($65,505)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,567 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($656 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Norfolk County, MA  1.15% ($47,688 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.79% ($38,878)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.53% ($48,646)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Norwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 37m121ftTotal length
  • $22,737,000Total costs
  • 227,800Total average daily traffic
  • 22,219Total 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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 81 Washington St (Lat: 42.172333 Lon: -70.880056), Call Sign: KSL396, Licensee ID: L00033046
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.9000 MHzGrant Date: 04/10/2000, Expiration Date: 06/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2005Registrant: 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: 42.4400 MHz, 44.7400 MHz, 42.5000 MHzGrant Date: 04/17/2012, Expiration Date: 06/05/2022Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/12/1997, Expiration Date: 02/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Certifier: John C Rooney JrRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/14/1997, Expiration Date: 01/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Certifier: Donald F BrookerRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/09/2014, Expiration Date: 11/16/2024, Certifier: John R McinnisRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/09/2014, Expiration Date: 12/09/2024, Certifier: John R McinnisRegistrant: 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: 451.075 MHz, 451.375 MHz, 451.525 MHz, 451.150 MHzGrant Date: 10/19/2011, Expiration Date: 12/31/2021Registrant: 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:

6
  • STATION, 700 Longwater Dr (Lat: 42.162583 Lon: -70.886139), Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WNEZ926
    Assigned Frequencies: 6715.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/05/1995, Expiration Date: 04/05/2000, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2000Registrant: Phone: (617) 849-5503
  • STATION, Norwell Tower (Lat: 42.154250 Lon: -70.881417), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WNTK865
    Assigned Frequencies: 2196.00 MHz, 2146.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/19/1992, Expiration Date: 03/19/1997, Cancellation Date: 04/05/1995Registrant: Phone: (617) 849-5503
  • Judges Hill Mt Hope St Cladd Rd (Lat: 42.192250 Lon: -70.821278), Structure height: 20.7 m, Overall height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WNTY839
    Assigned Frequencies: 6545.62 MHzGrant Date: 06/11/2008, Expiration Date: 08/28/2018Registrant: Phone: (603) 355-2968
  • Right Of Way Off Mt Blue St N Of Substation (Lat: 42.180639 Lon: -70.806139), Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPNH822
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.543 MHz, 952.543 MHzGrant Date: 11/01/2012, Expiration Date: 12/15/2022, Certifier: Chris KellyRegistrant: Utilties Telecom Council, 1129 20th Street, Nw Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 872-0030, Fax: (202) 872-1331, Email:
  • BOS0824, 18 South (Lat: 42.152778 Lon: -70.842306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQCW668
    Assigned Frequencies: 19360.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/13/2005, Expiration Date: 06/13/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2006, Certifier: Eric M BottoRegistrant: Fibertower Corporation, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue N.W., Suite 317, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (703) 873-4175, Fax: (202) 315-3415, Email:
  • STATION, Off Mt Blue St On R/W N Of Substation (Lat: 42.180639 Lon: -70.806139), Overall height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: WHC759
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.800 MHzGrant Date: 12/03/2011, Expiration Date: 01/23/2022, Certifier: Chris KellyRegistrant: Utilties Telecom Council, 1129 20th Street, Nw Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 872-0030, Fax: (202) 872-1331, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 442 River St (Lat: 42.134000 Lon: -70.806167), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WRD715, Licensee ID: L00130376
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 03/12/1996, Expiration Date: 03/12/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/17/2001Registrant: Mahoney Marine Services Inc, Scituate, MA 02066

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • 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: 115HP , Serial Number: 3246115, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 06/03/1998
    Registrant (Corporation): Vero Aviation LLC, 80l Washington St Ste 1, Norwell, MA 02061
  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): Steven M Waitekaitis, Po Box 660, 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
    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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): Aaron Knight, 324 Grove St, Norwell, MA 02061

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 61
  • Hazardous Condition: 262
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Norwell

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Norwell, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
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

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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