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Dedham is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Dedham is 42.241N. The longitude is -71.166W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 23,464.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dedham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Norfolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 02021 ZIP code.
6% of Dedham residents report German ancestry, and 31% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dedham ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dedham was $28,199, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Dedham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dedham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $704. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,472.
Libraries in Dedham include Dedham Public Library, Endicott Branch Library ... View libraries
Dedham restaurants taking online reservations include Isabella ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Dedham workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dedham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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