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Newton, MA: What you need to know

Home to Boston College, Newton is appealing to homeowners who want to live near Boston but enjoy a small town vibe. The city was settled in 1630, features 13 distinctive villages, and is known for its historic homes, top schools and quality healthcare led by Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Newton is also famous for Heartbreak Hill and the late-race role it plays in the annual Boston Marathon, and Newton Free Library is the largest library in Massachusetts.


Newton, MA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 87,675
Median Age 41
Median Household Income $122,080
Median Home Price $739,700
Walkscore 51

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Newton, MA Demographics

Median Population in Newton, MA

Median Age 40.5%
Age 18 Over 77.7%
Age 21 Over 70.9%
Age 62 Over 19.9%
Age 65 Over 16.3%

Race in Newton, MA

  Ethnicity White 77.9%
  Ethnicity Black 3.7%
  Ethnicity Asian 14.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 5.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 1.2%

Population By Gender in Newton, MA

  Male 47.4%
  Female 52.6%

Language in Newton, MA

  English Only 73.1%
  English Other 26.9%

Economics in Newton, MA

  Median Household Income $122,080
  Median Home Price $739,700
  Homes Owned 30.5%
  Homes Rent 69.5%
  Median Property Rent $1,703

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Commute Types in Newton, MA

  Walked 5.7%
  Worked at Home 9%
  Public Transportation 11.7%
  Other Means 2.1%
  Drove Alone 64%
  Carpooled 7.5%

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