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Dedham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Dedham Census Designated Place had a population of 25,976 as of July 1, 2017. Dedham 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 Dedham is located at latitude 42.2469 and longitude -71.1795 in Norfolk County. 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. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Dedham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378004) 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 Dedham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Dedham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Norfolk County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dedham: Dedham Village.

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


Total Population 25,976
Daytime Population: Workers 17,817
Daytime Population: Residents 12,199
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,016
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 24,890
Population in Familes 20,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,086
Population Density2 2,535
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $92,926
Average Household Income $119,572
Per Capita Income $47,205


Total Housing Units 10,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,057 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,010 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 475 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $414,520
Average Home Value $485,638


Total Households 10,067
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 6,522
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 0.68% 0.65%
Households 0.58% 0.63%
Families 0.46% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Dedham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dedham 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 # 59 76th
Population Density # 58 77th
Diversity Index # 59 76th
Median Household Income # 51 80th
Per Capita Income # 63 75th

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