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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Needham is 29,540, which is 2.18% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 4.85% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Needham population density is 2,322.74 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 630.76 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Needham is white, which represent 88.45% of the total population. The average Needham education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 29,540. #45

Population Growth Since 2000, #104

Needham, MA
2.18%
Massachusetts
4.85%
U.S.
11.61%

Population Density, #51

Needham, MA
2,322.74 per square mile
Massachusetts
630.76 per square mile
U.S.
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:26,128 (88.45%, #159)
Black:634 (2.15%, #99)
Hispanic:748 (2.53%, #143)
Asian:1,970 (6.67%, #38)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #112)
One Race, Other:58 (0.20%, see rank)
Two or More Races:750 (2.54%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:483 (24.52%, see rank)
Chinese:785 (39.85%, see rank)
Filipino:97 (4.92%, see rank)
Japanese:48 (2.44%, see rank)
Korean:183 (9.29%, see rank)
Vietnamese:21 (1.07%, see rank)
Asian, Other:353 (17.92%, see rank)
 

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

26,909 (91.09%) out of the total population of 29,540 reported first ancestry.

 Needham, MA% of the Total PopulationMassachusettsU.S.
Arab2560.87%, see rank1.10%0.56%
Czech780.26%, see rank0.18%0.47%
Danish650.22%, see rank0.22%0.42%
Dutch1980.67%, see rank0.65%1.40%
English3,45511.70%, see rank10.33%8.02%
French9463.20%, see rank11.20%3.34%
German2,5398.60%, see rank6.24%15.03%
Greek3461.17%, see rank1.24%0.41%
Hungarian2510.85%, see rank0.30%0.46%
Irish7,38925.01%, see rank22.17%10.80%
Italian3,64712.35%, see rank13.57%5.52%
Norwegian2400.81%, see rank0.53%1.42%
Polish1,5205.15%, see rank4.80%3.01%
Portuguese750.25%, see rank4.63%0.44%
Russian3,10610.51%, see rank1.76%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1460.49%, see rank0.67%0.99%
Scottish7172.43%, see rank2.34%1.72%
Subsaharan African1510.51%, see rank1.86%0.95%
Swedish5761.95%, see rank1.75%1.27%
Swiss1570.53%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian1740.59%, see rank0.36%0.31%
American1,5945.40%, see rank4.41%7.12%
Welsh1230.42%, see rank0.34%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 14,295 (48.39%, see rank)
Females: 15,245 (51.61%, see rank)

Needham, MA
Male: 48.39%
Female: 51.61%
Massachusetts
Male: 48.43%
Female: 51.57%
U.S.
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Needham, MA
42.90 years old
Massachusetts
39.30 years old
U.S.
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Needham, MA
41.50 years old
Massachusetts
37.80 years old
U.S.
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Needham, MA
44.80 years old
Massachusetts
40.60 years old
U.S.
38.80 years old

 Needham, MA% of the Total PopulationMassachusettsU.S.
Under 5 years2,0717.01%, see rank5.49%6.36%
5 to 9 years2,0596.97%, see rank5.73%6.51%
10 to 14 years2,3838.07%, see rank6.03%6.59%
15 to 19 years2,1647.33%, see rank6.98%6.85%
20 to 24 years9793.31%, see rank7.25%7.13%
25 to 34 years2,0476.93%, see rank13.41%13.47%
35 to 44 years3,98113.48%, see rank12.88%12.96%
45 to 54 years4,57215.48%, see rank15.07%14.09%
55 to 64 years4,17414.13%, see rank12.77%12.29%
65 to 74 years2,4088.15%, see rank7.65%7.64%
75 to 84 1,3404.54%, see rank4.49%4.25%
85 years and over1,3624.61%, see rank2.26%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Needham, MAMassachusettsU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population19,884, 100%4,561,346209,056,129
Less Than High School410, 2.06%, see rank10.48%13.67%
High School Graduate1,970, 9.91%, see rank25.56%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree2,767, 13.92%, see rank23.98%29.09%
Bachelor Degree6,450, 32.44%, see rank22.59%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree8,287, 41.68%, see rank17.38%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#16.41, see rank14.1813.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Needham, MA MassachusettsU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,39344.36%55.64%64.27%35.73%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)3,59780.76%, see rank19.24%, see rank90.62%9.38%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,89679.75%, see rank20.25%, see rank88.48%11.52%90.60%9.40%
College1,11923.15%, see rank76.85%, see rank53.76%46.24%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School45417.40%, see rank82.60%, see rank30.49%69.51%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Needham, MAMassachusettsU.S.
Total Households10,536, 100%2,538,485116,211,092
Average Household Size2.72, see rank2.532.63
1 Person Households2,371, 22.50%, see rank28.80%27.57%
2 or More Person Households8,165, 77.50%, see rank71.20%72.43%
Family Households (Families)7,959, 75.54%, see rank63.62%66.22%
Average Family Size3.24, see rank3.223.32
Married-Couple Family6,974, 66.19%, see rank46.91%48.42%
Nonfamily Households2,577, 24.46%, see rank36.38%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Needham, MA%MassachusettsU.S.
15 Years and Over Total23,027see rank5,509,044252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over10,756100%, see rank2,637,974123,281,364
Never Married2,60724.24%, see rank38.70%35.77%
Married7,28167.69%, see rank50.79%52.04%
Widowed3993.71%, see rank2.59%2.57%
Divorced4694.36%, see rank7.92%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over12,271100%, see rank2,871,070129,692,771
Never Married2,68021.84%, see rank33.46%29.48%
Married7,33259.75%, see rank46.69%49.19%
Widowed1,24510.15%, see rank8.86%9.16%
Divorced1,0148.26%, see rank10.99%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Needham, MA%MassachusettsU.S.
Native25,79487.32%, see rank84.72%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence16,83456.99%, see rank62.47%58.73%
Born in Different State8,53728.90%, see rank19.64%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4231.43%, see rank2.61%1.42%
Foreign Born3,74612.68%, see rank15.28%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3,07410.41%, see rank7.82%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship6722.27%, see rank7.46%7.09%
Born In Europe1,4134.78%, see rank3.50%1.53%
Born In Asia1,5805.35%, see rank4.54%3.82%
Born In Africa1050.36%, see rank1.33%0.55%
Born In Oceania130.04%, see rank0.05%0.07%
Born In Latin America3941.33%, see rank5.40%6.83%
Born In Northern America2410.82%, see rank0.46%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Needham, MA%MassachusettsU.S.
English8,50580.72%, see rank75.89%79.39%
Spanish2912.76%, see rank8.35%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1,17511.15%, see rank10.59%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages4434.20%, see rank3.83%3.36%
Other1221.16%, see rank1.33%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.


 
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