Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 27,982.
Population change since 2000: +5.1%
Males: 12,262  (43.8%)
Females: 15,720  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02457, 02481, 02482.

Wellesley Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $180,711 (it was $113,686 in 2000)
Wellesley:

$180,711
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $84,007 (it was $52,866 in 2000)

Wellesley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $544,400 in 2000)
Wellesley:

over $1,000,000
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $761,687; in 2-unit structures: $942,686; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $522,782; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $694,308

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,979.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wellesley: 142.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.3%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Black residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.3% for other race residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wellesley, MA (2017)
    • 22,27076.0%White alone
    • 3,47611.9%Asian alone
    • 1,5985.5%Hispanic
    • 9033.1%Two or more races
    • 6912.4%Black alone
    • 1900.6%Other race alone
    • 1460.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 460.2%American Indian alone

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

Crime rates in Wellesley by year

Type

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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)
0
(0.0)
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)
2
(7.4)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.4)
3
(10.9)
1
(3.7)
2
(7.1)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.4)
3
(10.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.4)
4
(14.8)
3
(10.9)
3
(11.1)
2
(7.1)
1
(3.5)
1
(3.4)
4
(13.6)
2
(6.7)
3
(10.3)
3
(10.2)
1
(3.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
19
(71.9)
17
(62.6)
18
(66.8)
8
(29.7)
23
(83.9)
17
(62.6)
15
(53.3)
10
(35.2)
14
(48.2)
9
(30.6)
8
(27.0)
9
(31.0)
8
(27.2)
8
(27.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(230.7)
73
(269.0)
63
(233.6)
51
(189.1)
54
(197.0)
40
(147.4)
37
(131.4)
46
(162.0)
54
(185.9)
39
(132.6)
45
(151.6)
33
(113.6)
15
(51.0)
11
(37.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
174
(658.0)
174
(641.1)
169
(626.7)
155
(574.6)
165
(602.0)
164
(604.2)
140
(497.3)
161
(566.9)
142
(488.8)
135
(459.0)
159
(535.6)
125
(430.3)
111
(377.1)
113
(380.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(15.1)
3
(11.1)
3
(11.1)
9
(33.4)
4
(14.6)
6
(22.1)
7
(24.9)
4
(14.1)
6
(20.7)
4
(13.6)
3
(10.1)
1
(3.4)
5
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)59.263.860.955.267.955.049.646.144.941.643.037.531.232.3

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City-data.com crime index in Wellesley, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 55 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Wellesley, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (14.5%), Italian (8.2%), English (6.1%), American (5.9%), European (4.9%), German (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Elevation: 141 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,749 people per square mile   (average).

Wellesley, Massachusetts map

4,668 residents are foreign born (4.8% Europe, 3.7% Asia, 1.6% Latin America).

This place:

15.9%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $11,192 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $11,380 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newton, MA (4.5 miles , pop. 83,829).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (10.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (167.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Needham, MA (1.8 miles ),
Natick, MA (1.9 miles ),
Weston, MA (1.9 miles ),
Cochituate, MA (2.0 miles ),
Wayland, MA (2.1 miles ),
Newton, MA (2.1 miles ),
Dover, MA (2.1 miles ),
Waltham, MA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 71.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,512 (+39.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 4,509 (35.1%)

Area codes: 781, 339

Distribution of median household income in Wellesley, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wellesley, MA in 2017

Wellesley satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $317,500
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $318,400
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $344,100
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $459,500
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $478,700
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $430,400
  • 2003: 59 buildings, average cost: $447,600
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $489,200
  • 2005: 74 buildings, average cost: $501,500
  • 2006: 53 buildings, average cost: $600,500
  • 2007: 69 buildings, average cost: $763,800
  • 2008: 51 buildings, average cost: $754,200
  • 2009: 36 buildings, average cost: $783,400
  • 2010: 49 buildings, average cost: $714,500
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $791,500
  • 2012: 69 buildings, average cost: $775,800
  • 2013: 66 buildings, average cost: $700,900
  • 2014: 66 buildings, average cost: $716,400
  • 2015: 95 buildings, average cost: $718,200
  • 2016: 83 buildings, average cost: $972,900
  • 2017: 60 buildings, average cost: $870,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Wellesley, MA residents
Average permit cost in Wellesley, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Wellesley, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.4%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (2.9%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (18.1%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.0%)
  • Construction (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (30.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.3%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Wellesley, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)
  • Financial managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.7%)
  • Financial managers (5.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5.1%)
  • Lawyers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wellesley, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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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 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.234. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.234
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.52
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 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wellesley-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Wellesley 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 18.3 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wellesley-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% 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 191.7 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 84.1 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 194.1 miles away from Wellesley 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 227.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from Wellesley center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 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 Norfolk County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wellesley topographic map

Main business address for: PERKINELMER INC (LABORATORY ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Wellesley:

  • ASERACARE HOSPICE (40 WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE 100)
  • CHARLES RIVER HOSPITAL (203 GROVE STREET)
  • NEWTON-WELLESLEY N H (694 WORCESTER RD)
  • WELLESLEY HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (878 WORCESTER STREET)
  • WELLESLEY DIALYSIS (195 WORCESTER STREET)
  • WELLMARK HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (60 WILLIAM STREET)

Amtrak stations near Wellesley:

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

  • Babson College (Full-time enrollment: 3,230; Location: 231 Forest Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.babson.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Wellesley College (Full-time enrollment: 2,658; Location: 106 Central St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wellesley.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wellesley:

  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 2 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,636)
  • Brandeis University (about 5 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Boston College (about 7 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)
  • Bentley University (about 7 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Framingham State University (about 8 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)
  • Emmanuel College (about 10 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 2,287)
  • MCPHS University (about 10 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 5,491)

Public high school in Wellesley:

Private high school in Wellesley:

  • DANA HALL SCHOOL (Students: 475, Location: 45 DANA RD, Grades: 6-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wellesley:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wellesley:

  • TENACRE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 192, Location: 78 BENVENUE ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • ST PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 185, Location: 10 ATWOOD ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL (Students: 139, Location: 9 LEDYARD ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Wellesley

Library in Wellesley:

  • WELLESLEY FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,527,033; Location: 530 WASHINGTON ST.; 222,841 books; 16,903 audio materials; 12,435 video materials; 15 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 401 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wellesley: Wellesley Farms Station (A), Wellesley Hills Station (B), Wellesley Square Station (C), Wellesley Country Club (D), Wellesley Disposal Area (E), Wellesley Office Park (F), Wellesley Fire Department Station 1 (G), Wellesley Fire Department Station 2 Headquarters (H), Wellesley Middle School Library (I), Temple Beth Elohim Library (J), Sprague Elementary School Library (K), Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library (L), Perkins Library (M), Davis Museum and Cultural Center (N), First Congregational Church in Wellesley Hills Library (O), Margaret Clapp Library (P), Wellesley Free Library (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Wellesley Shopping Center (1), Linden Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Wellesley: PERKINELMER INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wellesley include: Wellesley Hills Congregational Church (A), Wellesley Friends Meeting House (B), Wellesley Baptist Church (C), Unitarian Church of Wellesley (D), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (E), First Church of Christ (F), Christ Church (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Longfellow Pond (A), Reeds Pond (B), Abbotts Pond (C), Paintshop Pond (D), Rockridge Pond (E), Wights Pond (F), New Pond (G), Morses Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bogle Brook (A), Fuller Brook (B), Boulder Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wellesley include: Kelly Memorial Field (1), Hummewell Estates Historic District (2), Newton Lower Falls Historic District (3), Hunnewell Playground (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Courts: Wellesley Town - Recreation Comm (90 Washington Street) (1), Wellesley Town - Connecting All Depts- Town Hall (525 Washington Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Billy Squier - Musician, Grace Kelly (musician) - Jazz musician, Carolyn Dykema - Politician, Greg Comella - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Jul 29, 1975), Greg Yaitanes - \Television and film director, Eddie Barry (ice hockey) - Ice hockey player, Chris Tierney - Soccer player, Corey Cofield - College basketball player (William & Mary Tribe), Frank Buxton - Actor, Joe Fleming - Player of and football.

Norfolk 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 Wellesley and their reported violations in the past:

WELLESLEY WATER DIVISION (Population served: 29,860, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-21-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-21-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WELLESLEY COLLEGE (Population served: 3,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2007)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BLUEBERRY ESTATES (Address: 27 MICA LANE #201 , Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-31-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-05-2011)
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, State - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.7%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.2%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Wellesley in 2010:

  • 3,597 people in college/university student housing
  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Wellesley in 2000:

  • 3,031 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 356 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Wellesley (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Wellesley Hills Branch, Linden Street Branch, Lower Falls Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Wellesley Branch at 380 Washington Street, branch established on 1998/05/20; Worcester Street Branch at 999 Worcester Street, branch established on 1999/12/19. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Wellesley Branch at 182 Linden Street, branch established on 1994/07/12; Wellesley Branch at 75 Central Street, branch established on 2001/12/17. 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
  • Wellesley Bank: Linden Street Branch at 195-197 Linden Street, branch established on 2002/05/28; at 40 Central Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $303.2 mil, Deposits: $264.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company: Wellesley Branch at 336 Washington Street, branch established on 1998/04/13. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $5,848.9 mil, Deposits: $4,643.9 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Wellesley Branch at 200 Linden Street, branch established on 1997/01/27. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc
  • Brookline Bank: Wellesley Branch at 5 Washington Street, branch established on 2010/05/27. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,854.7 mil, Deposits: $2,040.1 mil, headquarters in Brookline, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: Wellesley Center Branch at 84 Central Street, branch established on 2007/12/10. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Wellesley Branch at 277 Linden Street, branch established on 1985/10/16. 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.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Wellesley:

Marital status in Wellesley, MA
  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Wellesley:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 83.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 50.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wellesley
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Wellesley:

(Wellesley, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Wellesley, MA (based on Norfolk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
Massachusetts:

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

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Norfolk County:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

12.9%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wellesley:

57.5%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

58.9%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.4%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wellesley:

8.2%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wellesley:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wellesley:

33.5%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Wellesley:

63.4%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Wellesley:

81.3%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wellesley, MA Residents

7.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($91,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,409 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  2.01% ($93,487 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  1.26% ($105,279)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.76% ($61,444)


7.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($106,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,548 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.59% ($142,190 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  1.30% ($104,103)
to Plymouth County, MA  1.12% ($73,217)
Businesses in Wellesley, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike2
CVS2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Chico's1Starbucks2
Domino's Pizza1Talbots1
Dunkin Donuts4Toyota1
FedEx13UPS3
Gap1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens1
Mazda1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wellesley:

  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wellesley:

  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZLY (91.5 FM; WELLESLEY, MA; Owner: WELLESLEY COLLEGE)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WBRS (100.1 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WYAJ (97.7 FM; SUDBURY, MA; Owner: SUDBURY VALLEY B'CASTING FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Wellesley:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Wellesley fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 39.8mTotal length
  • $36,653,000Total costs
  • 776,452Total average daily traffic
  • 32,401Total average daily truck traffic
  • 797,863Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wellesley, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 5Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 101930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wellesley, MA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$489,857252$662,9921,261$444,39733$477,39422$711,727
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$532,00012$858,91780$541,3755$53,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$475,00023$761,391142$531,9939$365,33311$264,273
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$504,00035$563,400141$490,9013$287,3336$333,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$483,0005$405,60031$609,4192$275,0001$215,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4041.00 , 4042.01, 4042.02, 4043.01, 4043.02, 4044.00

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 ORIGINATED3$322,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$423,2500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$495,0001$407,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$495,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4041.00 , 4042.01, 4042.02, 4043.01, 4043.02, 4044.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wellesley, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wellesley, MA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 78. The highest number of reported fires - 139 took place in 2007, and the least - 36 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Wellesley, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (63.8%), and Outside Fires (18.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wellesley, MA
    • 84563.8%Structure Fires
    • 25118.9%Outside Fires
    • 13610.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 937.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wellesley, MA
Most common first names in Wellesley, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary30783.1 years
John20774.7 years
William13077.1 years
Margaret12580.9 years
Elizabeth10981.2 years
Robert10775.4 years
Helen10685.0 years
George9978.4 years
James8775.8 years
Charles8279.9 years
Most common last names in Wellesley, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4578.6 years
Sullivan3776.2 years
Brown3075.7 years
Murphy2376.6 years
Johnson2283.5 years
Miller1877.8 years
Mitchell1772.4 years
Clark1782.0 years
Williams1680.2 years
Robinson1679.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wellesley, MA
  • 74.0%Utility gas
  • 20.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wellesley, MA
  • 53.1%Utility gas
  • 26.2%Electricity
  • 17.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel


Wellesley compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Wellesley on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most recent year of entry for the foreign-born population (2,000+ people)+"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #14 (02481) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 (02481) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #22 (02481) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #22 (02481) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #24 (02481) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #40 (02481) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #49 (02481) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #50 (02481) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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