Norwood, MA

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Living in Norwood

Norwood is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 29,725 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Norwood is the 59th 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.

Norwood is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Norwood is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwood who work in management occupations (14.73%), office and administrative support (11.50%), and sales jobs (10.91%).

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.

One downside of living in Norwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.67 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.

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.

The citizens of Norwood are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.40% of adults in Norwood have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norwood in 2018 was $45,102, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,408 for a family of four. However, Norwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Norwood is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Norwood include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.

In addition, Norwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.11%).

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