Norwood, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 28,602. Population change since 2000: +0.1%
Males: 13,751  (48.1%)
Females: 14,851  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 02062.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $75,421 (it was $58,421 in 2000)
Norwood:

$75,421
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $37,529 (it was $27,720 in 2000)

Norwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $379,648 (it was $218,300 in 2000)
Norwood:

$379,648
MA:

$327,200

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

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,189.

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  • Races in Norwood, MA (2010)

    Norwood races chart
    • 23,64282.7%White alone
    • 1,6955.9%Asian alone
    • 1,3924.9%Black alone
    • 1,2274.3%Hispanic
    • 4161.5%Two or more races
    • 1840.6%Other race alone
    • 410.1%American Indian alone
    • 50.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Norwood: 137.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (26.8%), Italian (14.2%), English (6.5%), German (4.4%), United States (3.6%), Arab (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1872

Elevation: 146 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 2,728 people per square mile   (average).

Norwood,MA real estate house value index trend

Norwood, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Norwood:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norwood CDP:

  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

4,344 residents are foreign born (4.9% Asia, 3.9% Europe, 3.5% Latin America).

This place:

15.0%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Norwood, Massachusetts as of August 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Norwood to the number of sex offenders is 14,230 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,753 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,564 (1.0%)

Norwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newton, MA (10.5 miles , pop. 83,829).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (11.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (166.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Westwood, MA (1.5 miles ), Walpole, MA (2.0 miles ), Canton, MA (2.0 miles ), Dedham, MA (2.1 miles ), Sharon, MA (2.2 miles ), Medfield, MA (2.3 miles ), Dover, MA (2.3 miles ), Stoughton, MA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 1998: 36 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $212,400
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $352,600
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $238,500
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $250,600
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $322,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 71.20 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,978 (+24.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,558 (23.7%)

Area codes: 781, 339

Norwood household income distribution Norwood home values distribution

Crime rates in Norwood by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000001000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.03.60.00.00.00.00.03.4
Rapes 335114274513
per 100,000 10.410.517.63.53.514.27.024.913.917.23.510.3
Robberies 11814125111457795
per 100,000 38.127.949.241.917.639.149.017.824.324.131.117.2
Assaults 38N/A83215191117916814
per 100,000 131.6N/A28.1111.752.967.638.560.431.355.127.748.1
Burglaries 6074689490938311084828543
per 100,000 207.8258.3238.9328.1317.6330.7290.5391.0291.9282.2294.1147.7
Thefts 313385376439397460398346358392281265
per 100,000 1,084.21,343.61,320.71,532.31,401.01,635.91,393.11,230.01,244.11,349.1972.1910.2
Auto thefts 754857703741413727352021
per 100,000 259.8167.5200.2244.3130.6145.8143.5131.593.8120.569.272.1
Arson 111133640321
per 100,000 3.53.53.53.510.610.721.014.20.010.36.93.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.1) 124.1127.8119.4140.8106.9143.3114.9123.8101.8114.882.282.0

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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 Norwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 69 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Norwood, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Norwood-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Norwood 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 9.4 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norwood-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 200.3 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 93.1 miles away from Norwood 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 203.3 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 218.0 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 56.2 miles away from Norwood center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

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

Birthplace of: Mike Sherman - College football player, William R. Keating - Politician, Adam Myerson - Professional bicycle racer, Alfred Fincher - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Aug 15, 1983), Barry Finegold - Politician, Frederick M. Ellis - Football, Keith Adams (American football) - College football player, Richie Hebner - Baseball player, Ricky Santos - Football player, Tony Rombola - Heavy metal guitarist.

Main business address for: APOGEE TECHNOLOGY INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), ANALOG DEVICES INC (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), ELCOM INTERNATIONAL INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES).

Hospitals in Norwood:

  • NORWOOD HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 800 WASHINGTON STREET)

Nursing Homes in Norwood:

  • CARITAS NORWOOD TCU (800 WASHINGTON STREET, 2ND FLOOR)
  • CHARLWELL HOUSE (305 WALPOLE STREET)
  • CHARLWELL HOUSE NURSING HOME (305 WALPOLE STREET)
  • COLONIAL CARE CENTER, A L T C F (460 WASHINGTON)
  • DENNY HOUSE NURSING HOME, INC (86 SAUNDERS ROAD)
  • ELLIS NURSING AND CONV HOME (135 ELLIS AVE)
  • ELLIS NURSING HOME (THE) (135 ELLIS AVENUE)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-NORWOOD (460 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • NORWOOD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CTR (767 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • VICTORIA HAVEN NURSING FACILITY (137 NICHOLS STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Norwood:

  • NORWOOD DIALYSIS CENTER (101 ACCESS ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Norwood:

  • CARE FOR LIFE HOME HEALTH AGENCY LLC (1420 BOSTON PROVIDENCE TURNPIKE STE 200)
  • CARITAS HOME CARE (3 EDGEWATER DRIVE)

airports located in Norwood:

Amtrak stations near Norwood:

  • 4 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.
  • 13 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Norwood:

  • Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc (Full-time enrollment: 1,770; Location: One Upland Road, Building 200; Private, for-profit; Website: www.uti.edu/)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Norwood (FT enrollment: 427; Location: 333 Providence Highway, Rte 1; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • FINE Mortuary College (FT enrollment: 55; Location: 150 Kerry Place; Private, for-profit; Website: www.FINE-NE.COM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norwood:

  • Curry College (about 6 miles; Milton, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,586)
  • Babson College (about 9 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 3,230)
  • Wellesley College (about 10 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,658)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 10 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Boston College (about 11 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)
  • Stonehill College (about 11 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Quincy College (about 12 miles; Quincy, MA; FT enrollment: 3,184)

Public high school in Norwood:

  • NORWOOD HIGH (Students: 1,087, Location: 245 NICHOLS STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Norwood:

Private elementary/middle school in Norwood:

  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA SCHOOL (Students: 515, Location: 249 NAHATAN ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Norwood

Library in Norwood:

  • MORRILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,458,497; Location: 33 WALPOLE ST.; 98,630 books; 6,542 audio materials; 4,464 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 182 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Churches in Norwood: also include St. Catherine's of Siena, and St. Timothy's

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Notable locations in Norwood: Norwood Central Station (A), Norwood Depot Station (B), Windsor Gardens Station (C), Norwood Plaza (D), Norwood Industrial Park (E), Park Place Industrial Park (F), Morrill Memorial Library (G), Norwood Townhall (H), Norwood Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I), Balch School Library (J), Norwood High School Library (K), Youngdahl Memorial Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Nahatan Street Shopping Center (1), Dean Street Shopping Center (2), Norwood Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Norwood include: APOGEE TECHNOLOGY INC (A), ANALOG DEVICES INC (B), ELCOM INTERNATIONAL INC (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Norwood include: United Church of Norwood (A), Trinity Community Church (B), Saint George Orthodox Church (C), Grace Episcopal Church (D), First Congregational Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Emmanuel Lutheran Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Parish Cemetery (1), Highland Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Ellis Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bubbling Brook (A), Germany Brook (B), Hawes Brook (C), Plantingfield Brook (D), Traphole Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Norwood include: Shattuck Park (1), Summer Street Recreation Area (2), Legion Park (3), Eliot Park (4), Endean Playground (5), McAleer Playground (6), Ellis Gardens Playground (7), Wilson Street Playground (8), Pleasant Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Norwood Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 93 Day Street), Mad Maggie's Tanning Salon (Amusement & Theme Parks; 36 Vanderbilt Avenue), Park Place Pub (Amusement & Theme Parks; 36 Vanderbilt Avenue), Kids Club Fun Land (Amusement & Theme Parks; 500 Boston Providence Tp), All Seasons Rent-All (Amusement & Theme Parks; 924 Boston Providence Tp), Jartran Truck Rental (Amusement & Theme Parks; 924 Boston Providence Tp), Norwood Sport Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 65 Cottage Street East).

Hotels: Four Points Sheraton Norwood Ho & Conference Center (1125 Boston Providence Tp), Lyman's Lodging & Gifts (15 Vernon Street), Four Points Sheraton Norwood (1125 Boston Provdnce Turnpike), Four Points By Sheraton Norwood (1125 Boston Providence Turnpke).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 91.6. This is worse than average.

City:

91.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.288. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.288
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 9.03. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.03
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.29. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.29
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.29. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.29
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.2%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.5% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.9% for other race residents, 2.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.2%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Norwood in 2010:

  • 376 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Norwood in 2000:

  • 437 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 10 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 3 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Norwood, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Norwood (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Norwood S&S Branch at 1415 Providence Hwy., branch established on 2002/07/03; Norwood Branch at 134 Nahatan Street, branch established on 1977/07/18. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Norwood Branch at 699 Washington Street, branch established on 1945/06/30; Route 1 Norwood Branch at 1415 Providence Highway, branch established on 2004/02/09. 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: Nagatan Street Branch at 153 Nahatan Street, branch established on 2000/06/16; Walpole Branch at 444 Walpole Street, branch established on 2000/06/16. 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.
  • Blue Hills Bank: Norwood Branch at 111 Lenox Street, branch established on 1998/11/01. Info updated 2011/11/01: Bank assets: $960.6 mil, Deposits: $759.7 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Hyde Park Bancorp Mhc
  • Norwood Co-operative Bank: Norwood Co-Operative Bank at 11 Central Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/05: Bank assets: $383.0 mil, Deposits: $320.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: 1889 Bancorp Mhc
  • Peoples Federal Savings Bank: Lenox St Branch at 61 Lenox St, branch established on 2005/04/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $552.3 mil, Deposits: $439.6 mil, headquarters in Brighton, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Dedham Institution for Savings: Midcounty Norwood Branch at 185 Central Street, branch established on 1986/11/07. Info updated 2011/11/08: Bank assets: $1,085.4 mil, Deposits: $938.2 mil, headquarters in Dedham, MA, positive income, 13 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Massachusetts average:

12.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Norwood:

(Norwood, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

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

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 108
Norfolk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

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

12.9%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Norwood:

53.9%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.9%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Norwood:

28.1
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.7%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.0%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Norwood:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.8%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

59.7%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.5%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Norwood, MA Residents

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

Here:

7.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

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

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

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


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

Here:

7.35%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

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

0.10%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Norwood:

  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Norwood:

  • 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Norwood:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Norwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 52m171ftTotal length
  • $17,501,000Total costs
  • 630,927Total average daily traffic
  • 45,313Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Norwood, MA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Norwood)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Norwood, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Norwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Norwood)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$305,635143$255,427777$254,72859$160,9322$535,00019$239,158
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$265,0008$201,12546$268,3707$60,1430$03$142,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$262,00017$190,118182$295,09913$101,9230$08$252,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$326,25026$230,615120$288,2755$186,6000$03$165,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$07$212,28661$273,6392$92,5000$01$332,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4131.00 , 4132.00, 4133.00, 4134.00, 4135.00

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 ORIGINATED32$314,75016$332,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$318,7009$340,556
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$249,5005$328,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$323,5002$349,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$223,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4131.00 , 4132.00, 4133.00, 4134.00, 4135.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Norwood that have no violations reported:

  • NORWOOD WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 29,207, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 146
  • Hazardous Condition: 227
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Norwood

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Norwood, Massachusetts:

  • Four Points By Sheraton Norwood Hotel & Conference Center, 1125 Boston-Providence Tpke, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062 , Phone: (781) 769-7900, Fax: (781) 551-3552
  • Hampton Inn, 434 Providence Hwy, Norwood, Massachusetts 2062 , Phone: (781) 769-7000, Fax: (781) 762-6638
  • Residence Inn Boston Norwood, 275 Norwood Park S, Norwood, Massachusetts 2062 , Phone: (781) 278-9595, Fax: (781) 278-9597
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 225 Norwood Park S, Norwood, Massachusetts 2062 , Phone: (781) 769-0060, Fax: (781) 769-0080
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Norwood, Massachusetts

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Norwood, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marriott2
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets14
Advance Auto Parts1Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
BMW1Men's Wearhouse1
Budget Car Rental1Nike3
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle1Penske1
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports1
Decora Cabinetry6Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Shaw's1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts6Staples1
FedEx7Starbucks1
Ford1Stop & Shop1
GNC1Subaru1
H&R Block1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1U-Haul1
Hyundai1UPS13
IHOP1Vans1
Lane Furniture1Volkswagen1
LensCrafters1

Norwood compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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