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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 11,280 people and two associated 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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.60% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Norwell 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, Norwell is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Norwell 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, Norwell has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Norwell’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Norwell is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Norwell, the average commute to work is 35.13 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.

Despite being a small town, Norwell has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get 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. 65.85% 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 2022 was $69,097, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $276,388 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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