Norfolk is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,800 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Norfolk is the 166th largest community in Massachusetts.
Norfolk home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Norfolk real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Norfolk is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Norfolk is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norfolk who work in management occupations (21.10%), sales jobs (12.69%) and business and financial occupations (10.53%).
A relatively large number of people in Norfolk telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.28% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Norfolk 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, Norfolk is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Norfolk 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, Norfolk has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Norfolk’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Norfolk, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.09 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small town, Norfolk has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Norfolk, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Norfolk is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.51% 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 Norfolk in 2010 was $43,701, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,804 for a family of four.
Norfolk is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Norfolk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norfolk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Norfolk include Irish, English, Italian, German, French and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Norfolk is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,185|
|NORFOLK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||76.35%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||23.66%|
|TYPE OF NORFOLK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||92.19%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.46%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.86%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||1.25%|
|SIZE OF NORFOLK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.40%|
|AGE OF NORFOLK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||12.36%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||59.16%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||19.87%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.61%|
|NORFOLK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$512,557|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,123|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||0.87%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.27%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||1.73%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||6.36%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||24.36%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||35.81%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||26.52%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||3.49%|
|PEOPLE OF NORFOLK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.71%|
|5 TO 17||16.19%|
|18 TO 24||6.65%|
|25 TO 34||11.86%|
|35 TO 54||33.19%|
|55 TO 64||17.32%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.09%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||90.59%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$143,682|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$43,701|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.55%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.76%)
Public Service (4.08%)
Real estate (2.14%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.57%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.15%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.43%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.62%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.79%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (27.56%)
French Canadian (2.85%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (91.32%)
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