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Norwell, MA
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Living in Norwell


Norwell is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,349 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Norwell is the 172nd largest community in Massachusetts.

Norwell home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Norwell real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Norwell is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Norwell is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwell who work in management occupations (17.32%), office and administrative support (11.58%), and business and financial occupations (11.51%).

Also of interest is that Norwell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.20% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Norwell 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, Norwell’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Norwell, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.86 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.

In Norwell, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Norwell is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Norwell. 66.39% 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 Norwell in 2018 was $62,249, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $248,996 for a family of four.

The people who call Norwell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norwell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Norwell include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Norwell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.


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