Needham

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  4. Needham Employment Information
  5. Needham Family Information
  6. Needham Education Information
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  8. Needham Public Benefits Information
  9. Needham Criminal Information
  10. Needham Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Needham Zip Codes


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Needham Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 28,911
  • Land Area (2000): 32.659 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 0.243 square kilometers
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 617, 781
  • Alias(es) (2003): NEEDHAM, NEEDHAM JCT

Needham Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 28,051 2002 29,269 2005 28,942
2000 28,616 2003 29,223 2006 28,589
2001 29,049 2004 29,060 2007 28,343

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Houses (2000): 10,846

Needham Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 28,188 97.50%
 Rural, Farm 0 0.00%
 Rural, Non-farm 723 2.50%

Needham Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Needham Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 8,774
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $351,808,000 / $84,162,000

Needham Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 14,575 14,039 536 3.68% 37
1991 14,187 13,497 691 4.87% 49
1992 14,247 13,553 694 4.87% 49
1993 14,360 13,802 558 3.89% 39
1994 14,556 14,043 513 3.52% 35
1995 14,495 14,018 477 3.29% 33
1996 14,608 14,283 325 2.22% 22
1997 14,923 14,637 285 1.91% 19
1998 15,063 14,811 251 1.67% 17
1999 15,139 14,899 240 1.59% 16
2000 14,404 14,120 284 1.97% 20
2001 14,510 14,114 396 2.73% 27
2002 14,488 13,891 597 4.12% 41
2003 14,292 13,673 619 4.33% 43
2004 14,175 13,638 537 3.79% 38
2005 14,145 13,660 485 3.43% 34
2006 14,089 13,615 474 3.36% 34
2007 14,197 13,765 432 3.04% 30
2008 14,259 13,783 476 3.34% 33
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 14,173 13,747 426 3.01% 30
Feb 2008 14,133 13,718 415 2.94% 29
Mar 2008 14,171 13,771 400 2.82% 28
Apr 2008 14,171 13,799 372 2.63% 26
May 2008 14,143 13,634 509 3.60% 36
Jun 2008 14,452 13,843 609 4.21% 42
Jul 2008 14,484 13,960 524 3.62% 36
Aug 2008 14,415 13,921 494 3.43% 34
Sep 2008 14,192 13,655 537 3.78% 38
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Needham Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 1,453 19.80%
2. Finance and Insurance 831 11.33%
3. Health Care 649 8.85%
4. Educational Services 479 6.53%
5. Construction 455 6.20%
6. Public Administration 234 3.19%
7. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 215 2.93%
8. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 183 2.49%
9. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 148 2.02%
10. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 148 2.02%
11. Info Services and Data Processing 147 2.00%
12. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 143 1.95%
13. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 143 1.95%
14. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 143 1.95%
15. Accommodation and Food Services 136 1.85%
16. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 136 1.85%
17. Food and Beverage Stores 129 1.76%
18. Repair and Maintenance 109 1.49%
19. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 108 1.47%
20. Personal and Laundry Services 104 1.42%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Educational Services 1,131 17.31%
2. Health Care 1,055 16.14%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 1,018 15.58%
4. Finance and Insurance 488 7.47%
5. Social Assistance 338 5.17%
6. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 225 3.44%
7. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 196 3.00%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 176 2.69%
9. Public Administration 159 2.43%
10. Accommodation and Food Services 143 2.19%
11. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 143 2.19%
12. Info Services and Data Processing 124 1.90%
13. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 118 1.81%
14. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 104 1.59%
15. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 83 1.27%
16. Florists 67 1.03%
17. Food and Beverage Stores 60 0.92%
18. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 56 0.86%
19. Personal and Laundry Services 54 0.83%
20. Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies, Wholesale 49 0.75%

Needham Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Management Occupations 549 7.48%
2. Top Executives 512 6.98%
3. Lawyers 438 5.97%
4. Computer Specialists 436 5.94%
5. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 357 4.87%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 334 4.55%
7. Physicians and Surgeons 280 3.82%
8. Business Operations Specialists 251 3.42%
9. Accountants and Auditors 243 3.31%
10. Engineers 227 3.09%
11. Advertising / Marketing / PR / Sales 198 2.70%
12. Operations Managers Non Finance 193 2.63%
13. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 177 2.41%
14. Financial Managers 163 2.22%
15. Other Office and Admin Support 148 2.02%
16. Other Financial Specialists 147 2.00%
17. Media and Communications Workers 139 1.89%
18. Life and Physical Scientists 137 1.87%
19. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 127 1.73%
20. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 121 1.65%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 470 7.19%
2. Other Management Occupations 469 7.18%
3. Registered Nurses 390 5.97%
4. Other Office and Admin Support 347 5.31%
5. Secretaries and Admins 347 5.31%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 308 4.71%
7. Business Operations Specialists 267 4.09%
8. Lawyers 218 3.34%
9. Computer Specialists 209 3.20%
10. Advertising / Marketing / PR / Sales 203 3.11%
11. Accountants and Auditors 183 2.80%
12. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 164 2.51%
13. Physicians and Surgeons 146 2.23%
14. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 144 2.20%
15. Child Care Workers 138 2.11%
16. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 134 2.05%
17. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 134 2.05%
18. Art and Design Workers 129 1.97%
19. Media and Communications Workers 128 1.96%
20. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 126 1.93%

Needham Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 11,567 52.47%
15-35 hours 3,073 13.94%
1-14 hours 840 3.81%
No regular hours 6,563 29.77%

Needham Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 127 1.00%
5 AM-5:29 AM 117 0.92%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 122 0.96%
6 AM-6:29 AM 645 5.06%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 1,064 8.34%
7 AM-7:29 AM 1,880 14.74%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 2,830 22.19%
8 AM-8:29 AM 2,615 20.51%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 1,242 9.74%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 858 6.73%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 344 2.70%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 84 0.66%
Noon-3:59 PM 520 4.08%
4 PM-11:59 PM 304 2.38%

Needham Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 404 3.17%
5-9 1,492 11.70%
10-14 1,647 12.92%
15-19 1,058 8.30%
20-24 1,369 10.74%
25-29 829 6.50%
30-34 1,834 14.38%
35-39 604 4.74%
40-44 886 6.95%
45-59 1,702 13.35%
60-89 840 6.59%
At least 90 87 0.68%

Needham Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 19 0.15% 6,780 53.17%
30-44 451 3.54% 2,873 22.53%
45-59 666 5.22% 1,036 8.12%
At least 60 437 3.43% 490 3.84%

Needham Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 50 0.37%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 601 4.39%
 Car / truck / van, solo 10,125 73.98%
 Motorcycle 6 0.04%
 Other 64 0.47%
 Public transportation 1,573 11.49%
 Walked 333 2.43%
 Worked at home 935 6.83%

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Needham Family Information

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Households (2000): 10,595 (27,947 people)
Families (2000): 7,800 (24,632 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 3,937
People at same address in 1995: 18,623

Needham Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 464 4.38%
$10,000-$14,999 246 2.32%
$15,000-$19,999 164 1.55%
$20,000-$24,999 329 3.11%
$25,000-$29,999 369 3.48%
$30,000-$34,999 329 3.11%
$35,000-$39,999 271 2.56%
$40,000-$44,999 273 2.58%
$45,000-$49,999 365 3.45%
$50,000-$59,999 750 7.08%
$60,000-$74,999 918 8.66%
$75,000-$99,999 1,389 13.11%
$100,000-$124,999 1,259 11.88%
$125,000-$149,999 899 8.49%
$150,000-$199,999 1,147 10.83%
$200,000 or more 1,423 13.43%

Needham Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 2,479 23.36%
 Family, 2 people 3,032 28.57%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 300 2.83%
 Family, 3 people 1,694 15.96%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 28 0.26%
 Family, 4 people 2,053 19.35%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 16 0.15%
 Family, 5 people 779 7.34%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 2 0.02%
 Family, 6 people 174 1.64%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 4 0.04%
 Family, 7 or more people 50 0.47%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 1 0.01%

Needham Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 8,329 25.48%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 7,668 23.46%
Public Assistance 110 0.34%
Retirement 1,901 5.82%
Self Employment 1,979 6.05%
Social Security 3,224 9.86%
Supplemental Security 269 0.82%
Wage / Salary 7,922 24.24%
Other 1,283 3.93%

Needham Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 3,457 48.95%
 With children under 18 3,606 51.05%

Needham Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 323 3.13%
 Married 7,238 70.14%
 Never Married 2,446 23.70%
 Widowed 312 3.02%

Needham Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 656 5.41%
 Married 7,552 62.25%
 Never Married 2,443 20.14%
 Widowed 1,480 12.20%

Needham Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Needham Education Information

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Needham Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 272 1.28%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 624 2.93%
 High school diploma or equivalent 2,651 12.43%
 Some college, no degree 3,294 15.45%
 Associate degree 1,355 6.36%
 Bachelors degree 6,491 30.44%
 Graduate or professional degree 6,634 31.11%

Needham Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 213 0.74% 715 2.47% 928 3.21%
Kindergarten 290 1.00% 137 0.47% 427 1.48%
Grades 1-4 1,326 4.59% 356 1.23% 1,682 5.82%
Grades 5-8 1,391 4.81% 398 1.38% 1,789 6.19%
Grades 9-12 1,228 4.25% 253 0.88% 1,481 5.12%
Undergrad college 302 1.04% 823 2.85% 1,125 3.89%
Graduate or professional school 120 0.42% 297 1.03% 417 1.44%
Total 4,870 16.84% 2,979 10.30% 7,849 27.15%

Needham Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Needham Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 1,032
Needham Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Needham Public Benefits Information

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Needham Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 27,316 97.48%
 Below Poverty Level 705 2.52%

Needham Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Needham Criminal Information

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Needham Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 0.214 0.071 0.000 0.107 0.392 0.000 1.818 7.879 0.392 10.089
2000 0.629 0.035 0.000 0.105 0.769 0.000 1.013 7.793 0.384 9.191
2001 0.138 0.034 0.000 0.103 0.275 0.034 1.549 8.159 0.207 9.949
2002 0.239 0.034 0.000 0.034 0.307 0.102 0.922 6.936 0.444 8.405
2003 0.171 0.000 0.000 0.068 0.240 0.068 1.232 6.160 0.171 7.563
2004 0.138 0.069 0.000 0.103 0.310 0.000 0.964 7.330 0.206 8.500
2005 0.173 0.000 0.000 0.069 0.242 0.000 2.626 6.634 0.242 9.502
2006 0.035 0.000 0.000 0.140 0.175 0.035 1.364 6.821 0.140 8.325
2007 0.141 0.000 0.035 0.035 0.212 0.000 1.164 7.586 0.106 8.856

Needham Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 8 47
2005 13 43
2006 12 44
2007 10 45

Needham Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 294
2000 285
2001 297
2002 255

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Needham Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Needham Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 4,287 14.83%
10-19 Years 3,875 13.40%
20-29 Years 1,798 6.22%
30-39 Years 4,080 14.11%
40-49 Years 4,899 16.95%
50-59 Years 3,601 12.46%
60-69 Years 2,348 8.12%
70-79 Years 2,134 7.38%
80-89 Years 1,438 4.97%
90+ Years 451 1.56%

Needham Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 13,702 47.39%
 Female 15,209 52.61%

Needham Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 27,140 93.87%
 Asian 1,023 3.54%
 Hispanic/Latino 341 1.18%
 African-American 187 0.65%
 Multiracial 179 0.62%
 Other Race 34 0.12%
 Amerindian 7 0.02%
 Pacific Islander 0 0.00%

Needham Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 8,020 26.65%
2. English 3,547 11.79%
3. Italian 3,255 10.82%
4. German 2,302 7.65%
5. Russian 1,979 6.58%
6. United States Or American 1,460 4.85%
7. Polish 1,339 4.45%
8. French Non-Basque 854 2.84%
9. Scottish 763 2.54%
10. Eastern European 596 1.98%

Needham Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 23,814 89.18%
2. Russian 551 2.06%
3. Chinese 423 1.58%
4. Greek 310 1.16%
5. Italian 304 1.14%
6. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 230 0.86%
7. French 211 0.79%
8. Hebrew 153 0.57%
9. German 113 0.42%
10. Korean 67 0.25%

Needham Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 26,146 90.44%
 Naturalized immigrant 1,802 6.23%
 Not a citizen 963 3.33%

Needham Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Needham Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Needham Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

02492