Natick, MA
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Living in Natick


Natick is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 36,050 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Natick is the 48th largest community in Massachusetts.

Natick home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Natick real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Natick is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Natick is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Natick who work in management occupations (15.36%), business and financial occupations (11.47%), and computer science and math (9.00%).

Also of interest is that Natick has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Natick is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Natick is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Natick’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Natick, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.68 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Natick use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Natick‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Natick, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Natick is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.78% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Natick in 2018 was $60,974, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,896 for a family of four.

Natick is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Natick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Natick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Natick include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Natick's cultural character, accounting for 18.81% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Natick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.