Natick is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 36,050 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Natick is the 48th largest community in Massachusetts.
Natick home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Natick real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Natick is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Natick is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Natick who work in management occupations (16.70%), business and financial occupations (10.43%), and sales jobs (8.82%).
Also of interest is that Natick has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Natick is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Natick is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Natick really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Natick perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Natick, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.18 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Natick is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Natick area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Natick is a pretty powerful place. 68.25% of the adults in Natick have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Natick in 2018 was $57,746, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,984 for a family of four.
Natick is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Natick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Natick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Natick include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Natick's cultural character, accounting for 18.28% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Natick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.