Norwell, Massachusetts Population 2024

11,188

Norwell is a city located in Plymouth County Massachusetts. Norwell has a 2024 population of 11,188. Norwell is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -1.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,340 in 2020.

The average household income in Norwell is $212,934 with a poverty rate of 3.03%. The median age in Norwell is 38.6 years: 36.5 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Norwell Demographics

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

  • White: 91.36%
  • Asian: 3.63%
  • Two or more races: 3.47%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Black or African American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Native American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
20.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
534.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.34% (-152)
The current population of Norwell, Massachusetts is 11,188 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,340.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,30691.36%
Asian4103.63%
Two or more races3923.47%
Other race1331.18%
Black or African American360.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.04%
Native American00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Norwell Population by Race

Norwell Population Pyramid 2024

Norwell Median Age

38.6

Total

36.5

Male

40.6

Female

Norwell Adults

There are 8,017 adults, (1,691 of whom are seniors) in Norwell.

Norwell Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Norwell Sex Ratio

Female5,64350.02%
Male5,63849.98%

Norwell Population by Age

Norwell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6073.0690.59.5
Married2,6363.5395.14.9
Non Family6111.157525
Female3102.7781.318.7
Male503.381000

3.44

Average Family Size

3.06

Average Household Size

90.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Norwell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade951.32%
Associates Degree5147.15%
Bachelors Degree2,93740.88%
Graduate Degree1,79424.97%
High School Graduate1,03714.43%
Less Than 9th Grade590.82%
Some College74810.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Norwell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Norwell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,6066,5044,306
Asian214205179
2+ Races181150145
Hispanic181171135
Other Race1059559
Black36340
Islander444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Norwell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$105,764$129,241$80,203
Graduate Degree$102,361$135,341$92,454
High School Graduate$67,235$77,094$50,833
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$93,731$111,981$78,050
Some College$77,596$87,689$53,295

$93,731

Average Earnings

$111,981

Average Male

$78,050

Average Female

Norwell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norwell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Norwell Language

93.3% of Norwell residents speak only English, while 6.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.06% of the population.

Norwell Language

Norwell Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,0233163.15%
Black322062.5%

3.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.56%

Male Poverty Rate

3.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norwell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norwell is Black, with 62.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norwell is White, with 3.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.97%.

Norwell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.68%
High School8.38%
Some College2.23%
Bachelors or Greater1.79%

Norwell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.89%
Male Employed0.99%
Female Employed0.43%
Male Unemployed0%

Norwell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norwell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$197,778$236,665
Households$179,777$212,934
Married Families$219,286$-999,999,999
Non Families$64,479$94,682

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Norwell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.8%

Male Marriage Rate

60.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Norwell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Norwell 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.

Norwell Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Norwell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

407

Number of Veterans

399

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam121
Second Gulf War87
Korea70
First Gulf War57
World War II15

Norwell Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+167
35 to 54103
65 to 7473
18 to 3433
55 to 6431

Norwell Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3975.35%
2+ Races104.63%
Hispanic52.05%

Norwell Veterans by Race

Norwell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norwell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Norwell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Norwell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Norwell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.84%

Born in Norwell

94.7%

Native Born

5.3%

Foreign Born

1.86%

Non Citizen

3.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.7% of Norwell residents were born in the United States, with 73.84% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Norwell Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,958-46-0.42%
202811,004-46-0.42%
202711,050-46-0.41%
202611,096-46-0.41%
202511,142-46-0.41%
202411,188-46-0.41%
202311,234-46-0.41%
202211,280-46-0.41%
202111,326-14-0.12%
202011,3401761.58%
201911,164180.16%
201811,146450.41%
201711,1011201.09%
201610,981520.48%
201510,929880.81%
201410,8411751.64%
201310,666620.58%
201210,604400.38%
201110,564350.33%
201010,52900%

Norwell Population by Year