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 93.07% 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 (15.36%), business and financial occupations (11.47%), and computer science and math (9.00%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Natick a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Natick has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Natick’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Natick, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.68 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Natick use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Natick‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Natick is a pretty powerful place. 68.78% 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 $60,974, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,896 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.
In addition, Natick has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.81%).
The most common language spoken in Natick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.