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Norwood is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after Norwood, England

The latitude of Norwood is 42.194N. The longitude is -71.2W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 28,587.


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Median household income
Local
$58,421
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Norwood demographic reports
Norwood is on the Neponset River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 52. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: F. Holland Day Historic House Museum
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.)

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5% of Norwood residents report German ancestry, and 32% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Norwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Norwood was $27,720, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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39% of Norwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Norwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $820.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,395.


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Libraries in Norwood include Morrill Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Norwood restaurants taking online reservations include Bistro 712, Bon Caldo, One Bistro, Sky ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Norwood workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Norwood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Norwood include Courtyard Marriott Norwood, Four Points Norwood, Hampton Inn, Residence Inn Marriott Norwood.

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