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Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after the estate of H.H. Hunnewell, banker.
The latitude of Wellesley is 42.296N. The longitude is -71.293W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 125 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 26,613.
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8% of Wellesley residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wellesley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wellesley was $52,866, compared with $21,587 nationally.
76% of Wellesley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Wellesley include Hunnewell Estates Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Wellesley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $966. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,504.
Libraries in Wellesley include Fells Branch Library, Hills Branch Library, Wellesley Free Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wellesley include Wellesley Townsman
Wellesley restaurants taking online reservations include Blue Ginger ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Wellesley workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wellesley between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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