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 36,050 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 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.

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 33.68 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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Natick is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Natick, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Natick. 68.78% 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 $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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Natick's cultural character, accounting for 18.81% 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.