Natick, MA
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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". 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.

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 33.18 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Natick. 68.25% 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 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.

In addition, Natick has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.28%).

The most common language spoken in Natick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.