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Norwood, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Norwood Census Designated Place had a population of 29,750 as of July 1, 2017. Norwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Norwood is located at latitude 42.1874 and longitude -71.196 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the Norwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Norwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378193) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Norwood Census Designated Place is located within Town of Norwood, a minor civil division (MCD) of Norfolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Norwood, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,750
Daytime Population: Workers 27,159
Daytime Population: Residents 13,549
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,708
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 29,350
Population in Familes 22,855
Population in Group Qrtrs 400
Population Density2 2,869
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $82,815
Average Household Income $106,271
Per Capita Income $44,080


Total Housing Units 12,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,755 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,508 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 554 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $409,819
Average Home Value $435,818


Total Households 12,263
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,445
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.54% 0.54%
Households 0.4% 0.49%
Families 0.28% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Norwood, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norwood to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 48 81st
Population Density # 47 81st
Diversity Index # 53 79th
Median Household Income # 71 72nd
Per Capita Income # 80 68th

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