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Norwood, MA
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Norwood profile

Living in Norwood

Norwood is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 31,317 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Norwood is the 56th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Norwood are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

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

A relatively large number of people in Norwood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.75% 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.

Norwood, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

One downside of living in Norwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Norwood, the average commute to work is 31.73 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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Norwood is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Norwood, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Norwood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Norwood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.96% 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 Norwood in 2018 was $59,459, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $237,836 for a family of four. However, Norwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Norwood is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Norwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Norwood include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Brazilian.

Norwood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.54%.

The most common language spoken in Norwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.