Natick, MA
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Living in Natick


Natick is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 36,229 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

One downside of living in Natick is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Natick, the average commute to work is 33.18 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Natick, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Natick is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.25% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Natick in 2010 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.