Needham

First settled in 1680, the historic town of Needham is located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Welcome to Needham

First settled in 1680, the historic town of Needham is located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The town is a western suburb of Boston and serves as an affluent bedroom community for the big city. Needham holds a population of just over 32,000 residents and continues to be a highly desirable place to reside. As the home of Olin College, Needham's community consists of students, young professionals, and families alike. The town is beloved for its pleasant suburban feel, interesting shops, and great restaurants, as well as its pristine parks!
 

Needham MA Demographics

Population: 31,248
Median Income: $182,813
Home Ownership Rate: 84.4%
 

Needham MA Housing Stats

Median Sales Price: $1,074,500
Number of Homes Sold: 28
Number of Days on the Market: 35
 

What to Do in Needham MA

Needham MA Restaurants

 

Needham MA Shopping

Downtown Needham is full of great shops and boutiques! The bustling town includes popular shops such as Covet+Lou and Mostly Grey. There are also lots of quirky cafes and eateries to check out during your shopping trip. As part of the Greater Boston area, residents in Needham have access to some of the best shopping in New England.

Overview for Needham, MA

31,808 people live in Needham, where the median age is 43.4 and the average individual income is $87,067. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,808

Total Population

43.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$87,067

Average individual Income

Around Needham, MA

There's plenty to do around Needham, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

87
Very Walkable
Walking Score
49
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
30
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including ChocAllure, Hemlock Grill, and Fast Splits.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.1 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.57 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.95 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.66 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Needham, MA

Needham has 11,260 households, with an average household size of 2.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Needham do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,808 people call Needham home. The population density is 2,586.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,808

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43.4

Median Age

46.86 / 53.14%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
11,260

Total Households

2.76

Average Household Size

$87,067

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Needham, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Needham. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
St Joseph Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Monsignor Haddad Middle
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Sunita L. Williams Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
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