Wellesley Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Wellesley Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
29,550

Age

Under 5 Years:
4.5%
5 - 17:
20.8%
18 - 24:
20.1%
25 - 34:
4.8%
35 - 54:
23.9%
55 - 64:
11.7%
Over 65 Years:
14.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
17.4%
17.4%
High School Graduates
98.1%
98.1%
College Graduated
84.0%
84.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Wellesley
$89,101
$89,101
USA
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Wellesley
$213,684
$213,684
USA
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
4.2%

Employment Industries in Wellesley

 
Education
19.4%
19.4%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
18.4%
18.4%
Healthcare
14.1%
14.1%
Finance
12.4%
12.4%
Retail
6.5%
6.5%
Manufacturing
5.0%
5.0%
Information Technology
4.6%
4.6%
Accommodation
3.4%
3.4%
Arts
2.9%
2.9%
Real estate
2.9%
2.9%
Other
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
75.0%
75.0%
Asian
13.6%
13.6%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.2%
5.2%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.7%
3.7%
Black or African American
2.4%
2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
18.6%
18.6%
English
12.3%
12.3%
Italian
11.0%
11.0%
German
9.1%
9.1%
Scottish
3.1%
3.1%
Polish
3.0%
3.0%
British
2.3%
2.3%
French
2.3%
2.3%
Swedish
2.1%
2.1%
European
1.9%
1.9%
Russian
1.9%
1.9%
French Canadian
1.8%
1.8%
Eastern European
1.7%
1.7%
Norwegian
1.3%
1.3%
Armenian
1.1%
1.1%
Greek
1.0%
1.0%
Austrian
0.8%
0.8%
Canadian
0.8%
0.8%
Hungarian
0.7%
0.7%
Dutch
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
80.0%
80.0%
Chinese
6.6%
6.6%
Spanish
3.3%
3.3%
Langs. of India
1.4%
1.4%
French
1.1%
1.1%
German/Yiddish
1.1%
1.1%
Korean
0.8%
0.8%
Greek
0.6%
0.6%
Slavic languages
0.5%
0.5%
African languages
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
Other Indo-European
0.4%
0.4%
Other Asian languages
0.4%
0.4%
Arabic
0.3%
0.3%
Portuguese
0.3%
0.3%
Persian
0.2%
0.2%
Polish
0.2%
0.2%
Italian
0.2%
0.2%
West Germanic languages
0.2%
0.2%
French Creole
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Wellesley Residents:
17.5%