Natick, MA
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Natick is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 36,137 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 93.06% 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 (17.67%), sales jobs (10.82%), and teaching (9.69%).

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.

Natick is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 32.43 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Natick. 67.52% 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 $52,234, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,936 for a family of four.

Natick is a somewhat 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 Italian, English, German, and Russian.

Natick also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.13%.

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