Needham: Overview

Needham is categorized by MAPC as a Mature Suburban Town. These communities comprise mid-20th century neighborhoods of owner-occupied single family homes on small lots, interspersed with commercial districts and high-density residential developments. They contain scattered parcels of vacant developable land, but continue to add housing through infill and redevelopment. Many contain large employment centers and extensive commercial development.

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Change in Racial/Ethnic Share
1
  • Sources: Census
  • Years: 2000, 2010
Community Preservation Act Votes
17
  • Sources: Community Preservation Coalition
  • Years: 2011
Employment by Sectors
4
  • Sources: MA EOLWD ES-202
  • Years: 2013
Educational Attainment, 25+ years
6
  • Sources: ACS
  • Years: 5yr Avg 2007-11
Available Open Space
57
  • Sources: MassGIS
  • Years: 2012
Owners Housing Cost Burden
40
  • Sources: ACS
  • Years: 5yr Avg 2007-11
Asthma Related Hospitalizations
18
  • Sources: MA DPH
  • Years: 2007-09
Commute Time to Work
48
  • Sources: ACS
  • Years: 5yr Avg 2007-11