Needham Demographics


The Town of Needham is located on rocky uplands within a loop of the Charles River in the eastern section of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, bordered by Wellesley on the west and northwest, Newton on the north and northeast, the West Roxbury section of Boston on the east, Dedham on the southeast and south, and Westwood and Dover on the south. Needham is 10 miles southwest of Boston, 29 miles east of Worcester, and about 208 miles from New York City. Total area is 12.75 square miles.


  • 33,098 Including Inactive Voters  (2023 Annual Town Census)


  • 85 feet above sea level at Rosemary Meadows
  • 180 feet at Needham Square
  • 300 feet at Birds Hill