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 11,153 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 89.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Norwell is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norwell who work in management occupations (18.42%), office and administrative support (11.49%), and sales jobs (11.01%).

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.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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 35.61 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.

In Norwell, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Norwell is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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 65.41% 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 2018 was $62,400, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $249,600 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 French.

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