The Wellesley Census Designated Place had a population of 28,940 as of July 1, 2016. Wellesley 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 Wellesley is located at latitude 42.3059 and longitude -71.2829 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the Wellesley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.5 sq. miles. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 125 feet.
The Wellesley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378032) 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.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wellesley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wellesley: West Needham.
|Population in Households||24,998|
|Population in Familes||22,372|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||3,942|
|Average Household Size||2.8|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||9,476 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||7,178 (75.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,757 (18.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||541 ( 5.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$923,637|
|Average Home Value||$936,922|
|Median Household Income||$166,007|
|Average Household Income||$230,029|
|Per Capita Income||$73,837|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.24%|
|Per Capita Income||1.37%|
The table below compares Wellesley to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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||# 50||80th|
|Population Density1||# 45||82nd|
|Diversity Index2||# 57||77th|
|Median Household Income||# 3||99th|
|Per Capita Income||# 5||98th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.