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Needham, MA Town Information

Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. A suburb of Boston, its population was 28,886 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, an engineering school.

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.7 square miles (32.9 kmē), of which 12.6 square miles (32.7 kmē) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 kmē) of it is water. Needham's area is roughly in the shape of an acute, northward-pointing triangle. The Charles River forms nearly all of the southern and northeastern boundaries, the town line with Wellesley forming the third, northwestern one. In addition to Wellesley on the northwest, Needham borders Newton and the West Roxbury section of Boston on the northeast, and Dover, Westwood, and Dedham on the south. The majority of Cutler Park is in Needham and is located along the Charles River and the border with Newton and West Roxbury. Needham is elevated at sea level, but is a very hilly town.

 

As of the census[19] of 2010, there were 28,886 people, 10,341 households, and 7,792 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,292.7 people per square mile (885.2/kmē). There were 10,846 housing units at an average density of 860.1 per square mile (332.1/kmē).

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

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