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Wellesley, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $895,463 (it was $544,400 in 2000)
Wellesley:

$895,463
Massachusetts:

$327,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $644,897 - $1,011,616
Median year house/condo built: 1947

Median year apartment built: 1971

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,162

Size of family households: 2,514 2-persons, 1,452 3-persons, 1,654 4-persons, 774 5-persons, 119 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,778 1-person, 266 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 7 5-persons.

5,980 married couples with children.
556 single-parent households (92 men, 464 women).

85.8% of residents of Wellesley speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
6.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
5.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 2,890 (10.9%)
(45.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 531 bedroom
  • 6132 bedrooms
  • 2,6373 bedrooms
  • 2,5324 bedrooms
  • 1,3055+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wellesley, Massachusetts:

  • 21no bedroom
  • 4741 bedroom
  • 4852 bedrooms
  • 3143 bedrooms
  • 1084 bedrooms
  • 525+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 131no vehicle
  • 1,5381 vehicle
  • 4,2102 vehicles
  • 1,0683 vehicles
  • 1664 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles

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

  • 183no vehicle
  • 7071 vehicle
  • 4702 vehicles
  • 493 vehicles
  • 374 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wellesley, Massachusetts:

  • 01 room
  • 52 rooms
  • 223 rooms
  • 1304 rooms
  • 3785 rooms
  • 8706 rooms
  • 1,4957 rooms
  • 1,7228 rooms
  • 2,5189+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wellesley, Massachusetts:

  • 211 room
  • 1982 rooms
  • 2363 rooms
  • 2834 rooms
  • 2305 rooms
  • 1806 rooms
  • 1097 rooms
  • 878 rooms
  • 1109+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 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 ($)

  • Wellesley, MA household income distribution

  • Wellesley, MA household income distribution
  • 257Less than $10,000
  • 230$10,000 to $14,999
  • 254$15,000 to $19,999
  • 209$20,000 to $24,999
  • 117$25,000 to $29,999
  • 290$30,000 to $34,999
  • 187$35,000 to $39,999
  • 141$40,000 to $44,999
  • 183$45,000 to $49,999
  • 406$50,000 to $59,999
  • 629$60,000 to $74,999
  • 886$75,000 to $99,999
  • 865$100,000 to $124,999
  • 792$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,091$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,077$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Wellesley, MA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Wellesley, MA
  • 22Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$15,000 to $19,999
  • 6$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7$60,000 to $69,999
  • 10$70,000 to $79,999
  • 19$80,000 to $89,999
  • 20$90,000 to $99,999
  • 17$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7$150,000 to $174,999
  • 33$200,000 to $249,999
  • 34$250,000 to $299,999
  • 107$300,000 to $399,999
  • 265$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,783$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2,052$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,955$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Wellesley, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Wellesley, MA
  • 15$100 to $149
  • 17$150 to $199
  • 8$200 to $249
  • 51$250 to $299
  • 55$300 to $349
  • 40$350 to $399
  • 21$500 to $549
  • 8$550 to $599
  • 6$600 to $649
  • 20$700 to $749
  • 22$750 to $799
  • 22$800 to $899
  • 20$900 to $999
  • 251$1,000 to $1,249
  • 92$1,250 to $1,499
  • 309$1,500 to $1,999
  • 509$2,000 or more
  • 68No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9041995 to March 2000
  • 3831990 to 1994
  • 2951985 to 1989
  • 3111980 to 1984
  • 1491975 to 1979
  • 1751970 to 1974
  • 1241965 to 1969
  • 549Before 1965
Wellesley commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 373
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,699
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,445
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,013
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,169
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 800
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,836
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 688
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 740
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,065
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 417
  • 90 or more minutes: 62
Wellesley, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 44.8%
Number of people working at home: 968 (7.9% of all workers)

Wellesley mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 8,093 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 492 (4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 113 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 48 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 63 (1%)
  • Railroad: 942 (8%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 58 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,446 (12%)
  • Other means: 43 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 968 (8%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 4,820
 Other groups: 3,306
 English: 3,140
 Italian: 2,252
 German: 1,466
 United States or American: 1,073
 Russian: 822
 Scottish: 580
 Polish: 470
 French (except Basque): 443
 Scotch-Irish: 431
 European: 414
 British: 396
 Greek: 329
 Swedish: 303
 Norwegian: 281
 Eastern European: 200
 French Canadian: 196
 Canadian: 183
 Arab:: 176
 Lithuanian: 164
 Armenian: 156
 Hungarian: 150
 Dutch: 148
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 121
 Romanian: 115
 Portuguese: 108
 Ukrainian: 102
 Czech: 101
 Subsaharan African:: 90
 Austrian: 87
 Belgian: 78
 Welsh: 77
 Northern European: 66
 Lebanese: 63
 Czechoslovakian: 58
 Danish: 49
 Scandinavian: 42
 Jamaican: 41
 Yugoslavian: 41
 Egyptian: 40
 Icelander: 40
 Finnish: 37
 Swiss: 36
 Arab/Arabic: 31
 Albanian: 30
 Haitian: 28
 Iranian: 27
 Slovene: 25
 South African: 25
 Turkish: 22
 Slovak: 22
 African: 20
 Syrian: 20
 West Indian: 19
 Ugandan: 19
 Estonian: 17
 Palestinian: 15
 Bulgarian: 13
 Australian: 12
 British West Indian: 12
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 11
 Croatian: 11
 Latvian: 10
 Barbadian: 10
 Celtic: 10
 Alsatian: 9
 Ghanian: 8
 Israeli: 8
 Jordanian: 7
 Nigerian: 6
 Cape Verdean: 6
 Ethiopian: 6

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

  • 10%Canada
  • 9%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Korea
  • 6%United Kingdom
  • 5%Hong Kong
  • 4%Colombia
  • 4%Taiwan

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

62% of Wellesley residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Massachusetts.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 10
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 16
  • 7th and 8th grade: 30
  • 9th grade: 16
  • 10th grade: 24
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 44
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 479
  • Less than 1 year of college: 192
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 433
  • Associate degree: 108
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,205
  • Master's degree: 2,102
  • Professional school degree: 1,059
  • Doctorate degree: 577

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 28
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 12
  • 5th and 6th grade: 15
  • 7th and 8th grade: 38
  • 9th grade: 24
  • 10th grade: 50
  • 11th grade: 12
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 65
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 729
  • Less than 1 year of college: 269
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 809
  • Associate degree: 510
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,426
  • Master's degree: 2,072
  • Professional school degree: 414
  • Doctorate degree: 460

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.9%Males
  • 15.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.9%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 22.0%Males
  • 10.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 13.6%Females
Wellesley marital status for males
Wellesley marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $362,596

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 0 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Wellesley:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 54.4%Utility gas
  • 41.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 46.6%Utility gas
  • 35.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 594
Here:

20.4%
Massachusetts:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 322
Here:

24.4%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,274
Here:

90.0%
Massachusetts:

48.2%

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)