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". 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.

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.

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 32.43 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.

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. 67.52% 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 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Natick's cultural character, accounting for 16.13% 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.