Needham demographics profile

StatisticNeedhamMassachusettsNational
Population30,1676,742,143318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,45563091
Median age43.039.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)70%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%43%43%
Speak English83%77%79%
Speak Spanish2%9%13%
Needham, MA has a population of 30,167 and is the 1,414th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,455 per sq mi which is 290% higher than the Massachusetts average and 2610% higher than the national average. The median age in Needham is 43 which is approximately 9% higher than the Massachusetts average of 39. In Needham, 70% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 59% of Needham residents were born in Massachusetts, 26% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 14% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Needham is 290% higher than Massachusetts.
  • The median age in Needham is 9% higher than Massachusetts.
  • In Needham 86.76% of the population is White.
  • In Needham 2.09% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Needham 8.24% of the population is Asian.

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Needham population breakdown by race

RaceNeedhamMassachusettsNational
White86.76%79.26%73.35%
Black or African American2.09%7.26%12.63%
Asian8.24%6.11%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.40%3.01%3.06%
Other race0.51%4.13%4.75%
In Needham, 2.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Needham, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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