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Wellesley,MA index of house prices

Total population: 27,982 (Urban population: 26,613, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 9,191 (8,627 occupied: 7,136 owner occupied, 1,496 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

17%
State:

38%

Housing density: 903 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $1,710,041.

Median contract rent in 2016: $966 (lower quartile is $509, upper quartile is $1,411)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $804


Median gross rent in Wellesley, MA in 2016: $1,063

Housing units in Wellesley with a mortgage: 4,779 (117 second mortgage, 1,271 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,372

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $228,255

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $141,862

Median monthly housing costs: $2,804


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Wellesley, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $1,056,417 (it was $544,400 in 2000)
Wellesley:

$1,056,417
Massachusetts:

$366,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $796,966 - $1,603,391

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $1,334,689
Here:

$1,334,689
State:

$451,214

Townhouses or other attached units: $822,824
Here:

$822,824
State:

$418,838

In 2-unit structures: $872,923
Here:

$872,923
State:

$444,053

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $457,319
Here:

$457,319
State:

$427,048

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $689,107
Here:

$689,107
State:

$429,965
Median year house/condo built: 1948

Median year apartment built: 1962

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,158
  • In family households: 22,699 (3,782 male householders, 3,030 female householders)
    6,157 spouses, 8,800 children (8,545 natural, 206 adopted, 53 stepchildren), 136 grandchildren, 73 brothers or sisters, 277 parents, 141 other relatives, 169 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,147 (705 male householders (565 living alone)), 1,176 female householders (1,102 living alone)), 282 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,500

Size of family households: 2,705 2-persons, 1,072 3-persons, 1,790 4-persons, 1,012 5-persons, 241 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,666 1-person, 193 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 9 5-persons.

6,721 married couples with children.
610 single-parent households (182 men, 428 women).

78.4% of residents of Wellesley speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (91% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
6.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
8.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 4,656 (16.0%)
(50.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

9.0
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wellesley, Massachusetts:

  • 14no bedroom
  • 691 bedroom
  • 5022 bedrooms
  • 1,9113 bedrooms
  • 2,5754 bedrooms
  • 2,2355+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Wellesley population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wellesley, Massachusetts:

  • 57no bedroom
  • 3111 bedroom
  • 7002 bedrooms
  • 2513 bedrooms
  • 974 bedrooms
  • 335+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Wellesley population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wellesley in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 90no vehicle
  • 1,2031 vehicle
  • 4,2392 vehicles
  • 1,4123 vehicles
  • 2264 vehicles
  • 425+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Wellesley population

Cars and other vehicles available in Wellesley in renter-occupied apartments

  • 204no vehicle
  • 7381 vehicle
  • 4782 vehicles
  • 753 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Wellesley population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wellesley, Massachusetts:

  • 01 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 753 rooms
  • 1024 rooms
  • 3735 rooms
  • 5686 rooms
  • 9747 rooms
  • 1,2728 rooms
  • 3,7629+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Wellesley population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wellesley, Massachusetts:

  • 511 room
  • 752 rooms
  • 2313 rooms
  • 4174 rooms
  • 2735 rooms
  • 1656 rooms
  • 607 rooms
  • 738 rooms
  • 1159+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Wellesley population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Wellesley, MA household income distribution

  • Wellesley, MA household income distribution
  • 137Less than $10,000
  • 92$10,000 to $14,999
  • 152$15,000 to $19,999
  • 202$20,000 to $24,999
  • 127$25,000 to $29,999
  • 102$30,000 to $34,999
  • 102$35,000 to $39,999
  • 81$40,000 to $44,999
  • 148$45,000 to $49,999
  • 218$50,000 to $59,999
  • 321$60,000 to $74,999
  • 715$75,000 to $99,999
  • 520$100,000 to $124,999
  • 649$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,402$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,971$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Wellesley, MA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Wellesley, MA
  • 8Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2$90,000 to $99,999
  • 34$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6$125,000 to $149,999
  • 21$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5$175,000 to $199,999
  • 31$200,000 to $249,999
  • 36$250,000 to $299,999
  • 89$300,000 to $399,999
  • 259$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,435$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2,138$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1,925$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 1,306$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,018$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Wellesley, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Wellesley, MA
  • 24$100 to $149
  • 38$150 to $199
  • 4$200 to $249
  • 72$250 to $299
  • 55$300 to $349
  • 54$350 to $399
  • 4$400 to $449
  • 37$450 to $499
  • 20$500 to $549
  • 5$550 to $599
  • 6$600 to $649
  • 9$650 to $699
  • 7$700 to $749
  • 7$800 to $899
  • 13$900 to $999
  • 85$1,000 to $1,249
  • 115$1,250 to $1,499
  • 337$1,500 to $1,999
  • 216$2,000 to $2,499
  • 264$2,500 to $2,999
  • 124$3,000 to $3,499
  • 66$3,500 or more
  • 44No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,6272010 or later
  • 1,0092000 to 2009
  • 1,2381990 to 1999
  • 6061980 to 1989
  • 3241970 to 1979
  • 673Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Wellesley population
Wellesley commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 403
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,192
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,370
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 811
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,029
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 594
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,527
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 571
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 665
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,578
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 888
  • 90 or more minutes: 268
Wellesley, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 44.2%
Number of people working at home: 1,422 (11.5% of all workers)

Wellesley mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 17,930 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,553 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 315 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 71 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 419 (2%)
  • Railroad: 262 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 96 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 104 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,696 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 1,422 (6%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 1,884
 Italian: 1,056
 American: 737
 English: 706
 European: 671
 German: 500
 Eastern European: 329
 Russian: 288
 Polish: 236
 Greek: 196
 British: 167
 Northern European: 150
 Turkish: 124
 French Canadian: 120
 Iranian: 103
 Armenian: 102
 Canadian: 102
 Ukrainian: 93
 Scotch-Irish: 87
 Scottish: 87
 Dutch: 86
 French (except Basque): 76
 Welsh: 68
 Swedish: 62
 Scandinavian: 51
 West Indian: 49
 Hungarian: 43
 Romanian: 42
 Albanian: 42
 Somali: 40
 Haitian: 37
 Palestinian: 32
 African: 32
 Cape Verdean: 32
 Norwegian: 32
 Israeli: 31
 Latvian: 30
 Bulgarian: 29
 Lithuanian: 28
 Ghanaian: 24
 Lebanese: 23
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 23
 Austrian: 20
 Jamaican: 20
 Danish: 18
 Serbian: 18
 Syrian: 16
 Czech: 16
 Portuguese: 12
 Egyptian: 11
 Australian: 10
 Swiss: 9
 Slovak: 8
 Yugoslavian: 7
 British West Indian: 7
 Estonian: 7
 Finnish: 6
 Czechoslovakian: 6
 Ethiopian: 5
 Belgian: 4
 Slovene: 3
 Macedonian: 2
 Pennsylvania German: 1
 Sierra Leonean: 1

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 23%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%India
  • 6%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 5%Canada
  • 4%Korea
  • 3%Russia
  • 3%Ireland

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,998
  • Other state: 10,510
  • Northeast: 5,558
  • Midwest: 2,086
  • South: 1,793
  • West: 1,119

87% of Wellesley residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Massachusetts.

Wellesley:

87.3%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 27
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 25
  • 9th grade: 15
  • 10th grade: 20
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 24
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 374
  • Less than 1 year of college: 119
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 244
  • Associate degree: 123
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,394
  • Master's degree: 2,440
  • Professional school degree: 1,170
  • Doctorate degree: 857

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 23
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 6
  • 7th and 8th grade: 31
  • 9th grade: 30
  • 10th grade: 31
  • 11th grade: 15
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 35
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 511
  • Less than 1 year of college: 154
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 353
  • Associate degree: 370
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,110
  • Master's degree: 2,634
  • Professional school degree: 877
  • Doctorate degree: 645

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 15.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 1.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 30.1%Males
  • 7.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 1.8%Females
Wellesley marital status for males
Wellesley marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,480
  • One, attached: 238
  • Two: 123
  • 3 or 4: 287
  • 5 to 9: 246
  • 10 to 19: 114
  • 20 to 49: 278
  • 50 or more: 383

Median worth of mobile homes: $654,409

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Wellesley:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wellesley
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19.2%)
  • Electricity (4.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (54.2%)
  • Electricity (28.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 865
Here:

21.4%
Massachusetts:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 486
Here:

26.0%
Massachusetts:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,038
Here:

91.8%
Massachusetts:

46.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)