Natick is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 37,006 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Natick is the 45th 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 92.75% 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 (12.98%), business and financial occupations (12.18%), and healthcare (9.29%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Natick telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.50% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Natick is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
One downside of living in Natick, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.48 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Natick. 67.23% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Natick in 2018 was $63,018, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,072 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 Russian.
Natick also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.90%.
The most common language spoken in Natick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.