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Norwood, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

Norwood is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Norwood Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Norfolk County at latitude 42.1945 and longitude -71.1995. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Norwood Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 10.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles.

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Norwood, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norwood 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 # 47 81st
Population Density1 # 46 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 53 79th
Median Household Income # 86 65th
Per Capita Income # 93 62nd

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 28,882
Population in Households 28,470
Population in Familes 22,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 412
Population Density1 2,786
Diversity Index2 37
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,083
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 7,366
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,981 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,102 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 613 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $405,696
Average Home Value $447,096
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $74,827
Average Household Income $91,669
Per Capita Income $38,389
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.48%
Households 0.33% 0.49%
Families 0.22% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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.

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