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Needham is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named a after town in England.
The latitude of Needham is 42.283N. The longitude is -71.233W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 125 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 28,911.
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7% of Needham residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Needham ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Needham was $44,549, compared with $21,587 nationally.
65% of Needham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Needham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,166. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,021.
Libraries in Needham include Needham Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Needham include Needham Times
Needham restaurants taking online reservations include Fava Restaurant ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Needham workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Needham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Needham include Sheraton Needham.
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