Needham is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Needham Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Norfolk County at latitude 42.2834 and longitude -71.2328. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 174 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Needham Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 12.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles.Photos of the local Needham, MA area
Also See: Needham, MA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||28,257|
|Population in Familes||25,028|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||807|
|Average Household Size||2.73|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||11,260 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||8,713 (77.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,656 (14.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||891 ( 7.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$727,681|
|Average Home Value||$788,247|
|Median Household Income||$141,511|
|Average Household Income||$175,508|
|Per Capita Income||$62,689|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.58%|
|Per Capita Income||3.96%|
The table below compares Needham 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.
|Total Population||# 46||82nd|
|Population Density1||# 64||74th|
|Diversity Index2||# 97||61st|
|Median Household Income||# 6||98th|
|Per Capita Income||# 6||98th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.