Norwell is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,817 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 88.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Norwell is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwell who work in management occupations (16.13%), sales jobs (15.40%) and office and administrative support (9.79%).
Of important note, Norwell is also a town of artists. Norwell has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Norwell’s character.
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.
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.
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 34.49 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.
Even though Norwell is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Norwell, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Norwell is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.57% 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 Norwell in 2010 was $49,968, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,872 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, French and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Norwell is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,541|
|NORWELL HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||89.77%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||10.23%|
|TYPE OF NORWELL HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||91.66%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.59%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.62%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||3.81%|
|SIZE OF NORWELL HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||11.91%|
|AGE OF NORWELL HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.70%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||32.57%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||42.28%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||14.46%|
|NORWELL REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$637,517|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,659|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||2.83%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||1.48%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||0.31%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||1.94%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||15.34%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||21.04%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||32.62%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||15.77%|
|PEOPLE OF NORWELL||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.68%|
|5 TO 17||23.38%|
|18 TO 24||5.78%|
|25 TO 34||6.13%|
|35 TO 54||30.24%|
|55 TO 64||13.02%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.77%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.95%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$110,671|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$49,968|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.30%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (14.75%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.52%)
Public Service (4.25%)
Real estate (3.51%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.22%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.18%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.08%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (43.98%)
French Canadian (3.56%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (95.70%)
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