Norwood, MA

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2022 Population
31,343
0.278% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
7.56%
0.636% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$98,653
2.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$588,100
22% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,925
0.0725% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Norwood, MA had a population of 31.3k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $98,653. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Norwood, MA grew from 31,256 to 31,343, a 0.278% increase and its median household income grew from $96,414 to $98,653, a 2.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Norwood, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.66%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.46%), and White (Hispanic) (2.94%).

None of the households in Norwood, 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.

88.8% of the residents in Norwood, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Norwood, MA are FINE Mortuary College (29 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Norwood, MA was $588,100, and the homeownership rate was 51.4%.

Most people in Norwood, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Norwood, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Norwood, MA is home to a population of 31.3k people, from which 88.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.5% of Norwood, MA residents were born outside of the country (6.41k people).

In 2022, there were 11.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.1k people) in Norwood, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.09k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.8%
2022 Citizenship
90.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.8% of Norwood, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Norwood, MA was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Norwood, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.1k ± 933
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.09k ± 528
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.85k ± 531
7.84%
Hispanic Population
2.46k people

In 2022, there were 11.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.1k people) in Norwood, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.09k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.84% of the people in Norwood, MA are hispanic (2.46k 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

20.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.41k people
19.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.1k people

As of 2022, 20.5% of Norwood, MA residents (6.41k 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 Norwood, MA was 19.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    324 ± 109
  2. Korea
    171 ± 86
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    99 ± 70

Norwood, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Norwood, MA employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Norwood, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,751 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,122 people), and Retail Trade (2,053 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($118,438), Finance & Insurance ($91,422), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,776).

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

17.9k
2022 Value
± 1,086
−0.0725%
1 Year decline
± 8.53%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Norwood, MA declined at a rate of −0.0725%, from 17.9k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norwood, MA, are Management Occupations (2,388 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,756 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,706 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norwood, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.9k
2022 Value
± 1,086
−0.0725%
1 Year decline
± 8.53%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Norwood, MA declined at a rate of −0.0725%, from 17.9k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norwood, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,751 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,122 people), and Retail Trade (2,053 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norwood, MA, though some of these residents may live in Norwood, 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

$71,516
Median earning men ± $5,831
$55,570
Median earning women ± $4,538

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($111,806), Public Administration ($94,728), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,297).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($74,583), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,827), and Public Administration ($71,526).

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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%.

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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 Norwood, MA awarded 29 degrees. The student population of Norwood, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 20 male students and 98 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Norwood, MA are White (26 and 89.7%), followed by Asian (1 and 3.45%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 3.45%), and Unknown (1 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Norwood, MA by number of degrees awarded are FINE Mortuary College (29 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Norwood, MA are General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science (29 and 100%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2015 in Norwood, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 118 (16.9% men and 83.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 118 students enrolled in Norwood, MA, 16.9% men and 83.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 94 records, of which 81.9% were women and 18.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Norwood, MA was General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science with 29 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was FINE Mortuary College with 29 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 9 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Norwood, MA, which is 0.45 times less than the 20 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 26 degrees mean that there were 26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($20,520) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($425) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($150) 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 Norwood, MA was $588,100 in 2022, which is 2.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $482,200 to $588,100, a 22% increase. The homeownership rate in Norwood, MA is 51.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Norwood, MA have an average commute time of 31.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Norwood, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Norwood, MA is $98,653. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Norwood, MA was Census Tract 4133 with a value of $135,938, followed by Census Tract 4131 and Census Tract 4134.02, with respective values of $112,031 and $110,300.

Property

$588,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,868
$6,745
Median Property Taxes
±$520

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Rent vs Own

51.4%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.4% of the housing units in Norwood, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4133
  2. Census Tract 4131
  3. Census Tract 4134.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norwood, MA was Census Tract 4133 with a value of $135,938, followed by Census Tract 4131 and Census Tract 4134.02, with respective values of $112,031 and $110,300.

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Household Income

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$98,653
Median Household Income
± $7,461
13.1k
Number of Households
± 930

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.1k households in Norwood, MA grew to $98,653 from the previous year's value of $96,414.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Norwood, 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 (64.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.77%)

In 2022, 64.1% of workers in Norwood, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.77%).

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Commute Time

31.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norwood, MA have a longer commute time (31.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.04% of the workforce in Norwood, 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

7.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norwood, MA (2.34k out of 30.9k 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 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

97.7% of the population of Norwood, MA has health coverage, with 59.9% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.468% 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 21.1% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.29%
Uninsured
59.9%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.468%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norwood, MA grew by 11.1% from 2.06% to 2.29%.

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