Needham, MA

30,167 Population
12.3 square miles 2,455.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
 
Population Density
2,455.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
64.6%
was 64.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.0%
was 13.0%
 
Percent Under 18
27.1%
was 26.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
17.7%
was 17.6%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
3.5%
was 3.4%
 
Median Household Income
$139,477
was $132,237
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.9
45
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
29.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
619.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
10,860
was 10,918
 
Median Rent
$1,453
was $1,449
 
Total Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Occupied Housing Units
10,434
was 10,574
 
Homeownership Rate
83.4%
was 83.2%
 
Single Family Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
883.9
was 888.6
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.8%
was 16.2%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
--
No Data Available
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
--
No Data Available

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.5%
was 99.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
98.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 99.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
98.0%
was 98.0%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
74.8%
was 74.9%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
92.0%
was 91.9%
Ranked 32nd Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
8.9%
was 8.3%
Ranked 47th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$129,509,721
$123,378,798
Ranked 37th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$120,970,930
$113,253,646
Ranked 35th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$4,384
was $4,220
Ranked 77th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$4,095
was $3,873
Ranked 76th Highest in MA

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