Needham, MA

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2022 Population
31,957
0.468% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.3
0.23% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
2.75%
17.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$206,261
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.08M
14.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,606
1.08% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Needham, MA had a population of 32k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $206,261. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Needham, MA grew from 31,808 to 31,957, a 0.468% increase and its median household income grew from $182,813 to $206,261, a 12.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Needham, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.6%).

None of the households in Needham, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Needham, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Needham, MA are Franklin W Olin College of Engineering (441982) (72 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Needham, MA was $1.08M, and the homeownership rate was 85.8%.

Most people in Needham, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Needham, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Needham, MA is home to a population of 32k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.8% of Needham, MA residents were born outside of the country (5.07k people).

In 2022, there were 8.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.4k people) in Needham, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.04k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 751 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Needham, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Needham, MA was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Needham, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.4k ± 822
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.04k ± 598
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    751 ± 371
3.19%
Hispanic Population
1.02k people

In 2022, there were 8.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.4k people) in Needham, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.04k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 751 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.19% of the people in Needham, MA are hispanic (1.02k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.07k people
15.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.85k people

As of 2022, 15.8% of Needham, MA residents (5.07k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Needham, MA was 15.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    218 ± 101
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    148 ± 124
  3. Korea
    99 ± 74

Needham, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Needham, MA employs 15.6k people. The largest industries in Needham, MA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,182 people), Educational Services (2,443 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,335 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($226,071), Finance & Insurance ($172,102), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($170,530).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

15.6k
2022 Value
± 939
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 8.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Needham, MA grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 15.4k employees to 15.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Needham, MA, are Management Occupations (3,115 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,875 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,646 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Needham, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.6k
2022 Value
± 939
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 8.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Needham, MA grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 15.4k employees to 15.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Needham, MA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,182 people), Educational Services (2,443 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,335 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Needham, MA, though some of these residents may live in Needham, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$145,972
Median earning men ± $17,239
$73,190
Median earning women ± $11,881

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($204,214), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($188,583), and Retail Trade ($173,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($158,482), Wholesale Trade ($157,708), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($139,609).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Needham, MA awarded 72 degrees. The student population of Needham, MA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 194 male students and 192 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Needham, MA are White (37 and 53.6%), followed by Asian (13 and 18.8%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 17.4%), and Two or More Races (5 and 7.25%).

The largest universities in Needham, MA by number of degrees awarded are Franklin W Olin College of Engineering (441982) (72 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Needham, MA are General Engineering (38 and 52.8%), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (19 and 26.4%), and Mechanical Engineering (15 and 20.8%).

The median tuition cost in Needham, MA for private four year colleges is $57,280.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Needham, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 19.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 45.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 386 (50.3% men and 49.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 386 students enrolled in Needham, MA, 50.3% men and 49.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 153 records, of which 51.6% were women and 48.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Needham, MA was General Engineering with 38 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
72 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Franklin W Olin College of Engineering (441982) with 72 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 34 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Needham, MA, which is 0.895 times less than the 38 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 37 degrees mean that there were 2.85 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($57,280) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($830) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Needham, MA was $1.08M in 2022, which is 3.82 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $939,800 to $1.08M, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Needham, MA is 85.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Needham, MA have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Needham, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Needham, MA is $206,261. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Needham, MA was Census Tract 4033 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4572 and Census Tract 4034, with respective values of $211,754 and $199,783.

Property

$1.08M
Median Property Value 2022
±$36,167
$9,707
Median Property Taxes
±$572

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Rent vs Own

85.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.8% of the housing units in Needham, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4033
  2. Census Tract 4572
  3. Census Tract 4034

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Needham, MA was Census Tract 4033 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4572 and Census Tract 4034, with respective values of $211,754 and $199,783.

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Household Income

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$206,261
Median Household Income
± $8,743
11.3k
Number of Households
± 695

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Needham, MA grew to $206,261 from the previous year's value of $182,813.

The following chart displays the households in Needham, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Needham, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (59.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (25.4%)
  3. Public Transit (8.68%)

In 2022, 59.1% of workers in Needham, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (25.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.68%).

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Needham, MA have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Needham, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

2.75% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Needham, MA (859 out of 31.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Needham, MA is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

99% of the population of Needham, MA has health coverage, with 71.6% on employee plans, 3.19% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.0854% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Norfolk County, MA see 780 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.889% decrease from the previous year (787 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 803 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 150 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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780 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Norfolk County, MA

Primary care physicians in Norfolk County, MA see an average of 780 patients per year. This represents a 0.889% decrease from the previous year (787 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.3% under 18 years, 10.2% between 18 and 34 years, 42.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

0.997%
Uninsured
71.6%
Employer Coverage
3.19%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.0854%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Needham, MA declined by 6.47% from 1.07% to 0.997%.

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