Profile for Dedham, Massachusetts, MA
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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.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Dedham demographic reports
Dedham is on the Neponset and Charles rivers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Dedham received national attention for 1921 trial of Sacco and Vanzetti. The two men were executed after being found guilty of armed robbery and murder
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "A Civil Action"
· 2000 movie, "State and Main"
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Historic sites and museums: Fairbanks House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Few towns in Massachusetts have changed as little in their basic characteristics between the time of settlement and the present day as has Dedham.
-- WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937
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Ancestry & family history
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.
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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.
Hotels in Dedham include Fairfield Inn, Hilton Boston/Dedham, Holiday Inn Hotels, Residence Inn.
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“ Few towns in Massachusetts have changed as little in their basic characteristics between the time of settlement and the present day as has Dedham. ”
~ WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937
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