Needham, Massachusetts Population 2020

30,735

Needham is a city located in Massachusetts. Needham has a 2020 population of 30,735. Needham is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 6.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,886 in 2010. Needham reached it's highest population of 30,735 in 2018.

The average household income in Needham is $211,201 with a poverty rate of 2.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,473 per month, and the median house value is $805,000. The median age in Needham is 43.4 years, 42.3 years for males, and 44.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males.

Needham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Needham was:

  • White: 85.45%
  • Asian: 8.62%
  • Black or African American: 3.15%
  • Two or more races: 2.25%
  • Other race: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Needham, Massachusetts is 30,735, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,735.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,886.

Needham, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,26385.45%
Asian2,6488.62%
Black or African American9673.15%
Two or More Races6922.25%
Some Other Race1410.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.08%

Needham Population Pyramid 2020

Needham Median Age

43.4


Total

42.3


Male

44.5


Female

Needham Adults

There are 22,504 adults, (5,560 of whom are seniors) in Needham.

Needham Age Dependency

81.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Needham Sex Ratio

Female

16,115

52.43%

Male

14,620

47.57%

Needham Households and Families

Needham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Needham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married95.4%4.6%
All83.1%16.9%
Male82.1%17.9%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
Female50.9%49.1%

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7652.7783.1
Married7,4483.3495.4
Non Family2,3951.153.8
Female6542.5250.9
Male2682.5882.1

3.23

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

0.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Needham Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1500.74%
9th to 12th Grade3081.52%
High School Graduate2,14910.61%
Some College1,3846.83%
Associates Degree9784.83%
Bachelors Degree6,18830.56%
Graduate Degree9,09344.90%

Needham Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,48317,14413,380
Asian1,6541,5541,244
Hispanic519514327
Black463458219
Multiple Races1109988
Other Race10710726
Native American242424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$83,785$115,115$55,233
Less Than High School$43,553$50,556$
High School Grad$34,792$46,912$31,706
Some College$40,188$75,455$33,931
Bachelors Degree$76,585$101,204$51,473
Graduate Degree$106,511$153,964$78,750

$83,785

Average Earnings

$115,115

Average Male

$55,233

Average Female

Needham Language

Needham Language by Age

Needham Language

82.99% of Needham residents speak only English, while 17.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.14% of the population.

Needham Poverty

Needham Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,8474551.83%
Asian2,6091786.82%
Black89612614.06%
Multiple595111.85%
Hispanic87160.69%
Other12021.67%

2.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.28%

Male Poverty Rate

3.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Needham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Needham is Black, with 14.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Needham is Hispanic, with 0.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.44%.

Name Poverty
High School8.12%
Some College4.83%
Bachelors or Greater1.70%
Less Than High School1.69%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.14%
Female Employed1.11%
Male Employed0.46%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Needham Income

Needham Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$153,032$211,201
Families$182,198$248,524
Married Families$192,241-
Non Families$54,614$79,813

Needham Marital Status

Needham Marital Status

Marriage Rates

63.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.2%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Needham Married by Age and Sex

Needham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Needham Marital Status by Race

Needham Veterans

1,040

Number of Veterans

959

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam397
World War II121
Korea119
First Gulf War95
Second Gulf War30
Age Group Veterans
75+470
65 to 74308
35 to 54152
55 to 6498
18 to 3412
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0035.09%
2 or More3014.02%
Black40.82%
Asian30.16%

$Needham Veterans by Education

3.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Needham Employment Status

66%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Needham Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.45%

Born in Massachusetts

86.45%

Native Born

13.55%

Foreign Born

3.96%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.45% of Needham residents were born in the United States, with 59.45% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,7350.00%
201930,7350.00%
201830,7353061.01%
201730,4292620.87%
201630,1673141.05%
201529,8533131.06%
201429,5403001.03%
201329,2402350.81%
201229,0052190.76%
201128,786-100-0.35%
201028,8860.00%