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Dedham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Dedham Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Norfolk County at latitude 42.2469 and longitude -71.1795. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The formal official name is the Dedham Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dedham, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Dedham indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Dedham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dedham: Dedham Village.

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Dedham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 25,195
Population in Households 24,074
Population in Familes 19,528
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,121
Population Density1 2,459
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 9,886
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 6,429
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,163 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,723 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 530 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $382,045
Average Home Value $451,263


Median Household Income $84,056
Average Household Income $106,856
Per Capita Income $42,047
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.44% 0.55%
Households 0.57% 0.65%
Families 0.45% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Dedham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dedham to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 77th
Population Density1 # 59 76th
Diversity Index2 # 61 75th
Median Household Income # 60 76th
Per Capita Income # 64 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.