Norwood, Massachusetts Population 2024

31,343

Norwood is a city located in Norfolk County Massachusetts. Norwood has a 2024 population of 31,343. Norwood is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 6.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,446 in 2020.

The average household income in Norwood is $141,150 with a poverty rate of 7.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Norwood is 39 years, 37.4 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Norwood Demographics

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

  • White: 76.68%
  • Black or African American: 6.71%
  • Asian: 6.66%
  • Two or more races: 5.48%
  • Other race: 4.45%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
10.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,019.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.44% (1,897)
The current population of Norwood, Massachusetts is 31,343 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,446.

Norwood, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,03576.68%
Black or African American2,1026.71%
Asian2,0886.66%
Two or more races1,7185.48%
Other race1,3944.45%
Native American60.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Norwood Population by Race

Norwood Population Pyramid 2024

Norwood Median Age

39

Total

37.4

Male

41.8

Female

Norwood Adults

There are 25,198 adults, (5,596 of whom are seniors) in Norwood.

Norwood Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Norwood Sex Ratio

Female15,84450.55%
Male15,49949.45%

Norwood Population by Age

Norwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,1142.3651.448.6
Married6,0723.0567.832.2
Non Family5,0911.2435.164.9
Female1,3583.0546.553.5
Male5933.2235.864.2
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Norwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Norwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Norwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.59%.

Norwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$67,976

Average Earnings

$73,957

Average Male

$58,280

Average Female

Norwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Norwood Language

74.62% of Norwood residents speak only English, while 25.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.56% of the population.

Norwood Language

Norwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,7201,2375.44%
Multiple1,71549028.57%
Hispanic2,45638715.76%
Black2,06827313.2%
Asian2,0881858.86%
Other1,3821289.26%
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7.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.71%

Male Poverty Rate

9.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norwood is Multiple, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norwood is White, with 5.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.74%.

Norwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.31%
High School11.42%
Some College7.87%
Bachelors or Greater2.35%
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Norwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15.21%
Male Unemployed10.77%
Female Employed5.34%
Male Employed3.21%
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Norwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Norwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Norwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Norwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Norwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Norwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,048

Number of Veterans

1,004

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

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Norwood Veterans by War

count

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Norwood Veterans by Age

count

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Norwood Veterans by Race

Norwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.3%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Norwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Norwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Norwood 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

64.9%

Born in Norwood

79.46%

Native Born

20.54%

Foreign Born

11.21%

Non Citizen

9.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.46% of Norwood residents were born in the United States, with 64.9% having been born in Massachusetts. 11.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Norwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202431,343
202331,343
202231,343870.28%
202131,2561,8106.15%
202029,4461400.48%
201929,3061050.36%
201829,201800.27%
201729,1211030.35%
201629,018560.19%
201528,9621180.41%
201428,8441460.51%
201328,6981180.41%
201228,580970.34%
201128,483-119-0.42%
201028,602
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Norwood Population by Year