Norfolk County, Massachusetts

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Norfolk County
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Motto(s): 
Antiquity, Perseverance, History, Industry
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Location within the U.S. state of Massachusetts
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Massachusetts's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°11′57″N71°09′16″W / 42.199158°N 71.154442°W / 42.199158; -71.154442
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Massachusetts.svg  Massachusetts
Founded1793
Named for Norfolk
Seat Dedham
Largest city Quincy
Area
  Total444 sq mi (1,150 km2)
  Land396 sq mi (1,030 km2)
  Water48 sq mi (120 km2)  11%%
Population
 (2020)
  Total725,981 Increase2.svg
  Density1,833/sq mi (708/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th
Website www.norfolkcounty.org

Norfolk County is located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. At the 2020 census, the population was 725,981. [1] Its county seat is Dedham. [2] It is the fourth most populous county in the United States whose county seat is neither a city nor a borough, and it is the second most populous county that has a county seat at a town. The county was named after the English county of the same name. [3] Two towns, Cohasset and Brookline, are exclaves.

Contents

Norfolk County is included in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Norfolk County is the 24th highest-income county in the United States with a median household income of $107,361. It is the wealthiest county in Massachusetts. List of highest-income counties in the United States

History

Norfolk County, Massachusetts was created on March 26, 1793, by legislation signed by Governor John Hancock. Most of the towns were originally part of Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The towns of Dorchester and Roxbury were part of Norfolk County when it was created but, as Boston annexed each town, they became part of Suffolk County again. Hingham and Hull were originally part of the Norfolk County legislation but petitioned to remain in Suffolk county and in June 1793 their removal to Norfolk county was repealed. In 1803, they were moved into Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Norfolk County is the birthplace of four Presidents of the United States (John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy, and George H. W. Bush), resulting in the moniker "County of Presidents." [4]

Sheriffs

There have been 21 sheriffs of Norfolk County. [5]

YearsSheriff [5]
2021Present Patrick W. McDermott
20182021 Jerome P. McDermott
19992018 Michael G. Bellotti
19961999 John H. Flood
19751996 Clifford H. Marshall
19611975 Charles Hedges
19581961 Peter M. McCormack
19391958 Samuel Wragg
18981939 Samuel Capen
18851898 Augustus B. Endicott
18781885 Rufus Corbin Wood
18571878 John W. Thomas
18531857 Thomas Adams
18521853 John W. Thomas
18481852 Thomas Adams
18431848 Jerauld N. E. Mann
18341843 John Baker, II
18121834 Elijah Crane
18111812 William Brewer
18101811 Elijah Crane
17981810 Benjamin Clark Cutler
17941798 Atherton Thayer
17931794 Ebeneezer Thayer

Treasurers

YearsTreasurer
2021Present Michael G. Bellotti
20172021 James E. Timilty
2002-2017Joseph Connolly
1997–2002 Tim Cahill
1907- Henry D. Humphrey
1889-1907Charles W. Smith
April 1855-1889 Chauncey C. Churchill [6]
1793-1809 Isaac Bullard

Registers of Deeds

YearsRegister
2002–present [7] William P. O'Donnell
2001-2002 [7] Paul D. Harold
1970-2001 [7] Barry T. Hannon
1947-1970 [7] L. Thomas Shine
1917-1947 [7] Walter W. Chambers
1916-1917 [7] Edward L. Burdakin
1874-1916 [8] John H. Burdakin
1861-1874 [8] James Foord
1821-1861 [8] [9] Enos Foord [lower-alpha 1]
1813-1821 [8] James Foord [lower-alpha 2]
1793-1813 [8] Eliphalet Pond, Jr. [lower-alpha 3]

The Registry was originally housed in one of the first floor rooms of the home of Eliphalet Pond, the first registrar, at 963 Washington Street in Dedham. [12] A sign was nailed to a tree out front informing the public of its location. [12] It then moved to the original Norfolk County Courthouse and remained there for about three decades. [12] When the new Norfolk County Courthouse was built in 1827, the middle office on the west side of the lower level was used by the Registry. [12] When the population of the county grew and the number of real estate transactions increased apace, a new building was constructed for the Registry across the street at 649 High Street. [12] The Boston firm Peabody & Stearns was hired to design the current Registry of Deeds, built in 1905. The main section of the building measures 52 feet by 186 feet, is two stories high with a copper hipped roof, and is built of Indiana limestone with details made of granite from Deer Isle, Maine. [13]

Other

In the mid-1800s, Jonathan H. Cobb was the clerk of courts. [6]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 444 square miles (1,150 km2), of which 396 square miles (1,030 km2) is land and 48 square miles (120 km2) (11%) is water. [14] It is the third-smallest county in Massachusetts by total area. The county is not completely contiguous; the towns of Brookline and Cohasset are each part of Norfolk County but are separated from the majority of Norfolk County (and each other) by either water or other counties. At the county's formation, Hingham and Hull were to be part of it, but joined Plymouth County instead, leaving Cohasset as the initial exclave of Norfolk County and an enclave of Plymouth County. Brookline became the second exclave of Norfolk County in 1873 when the neighboring town of West Roxbury was annexed by Boston (thus leaving Norfolk County to join Suffolk County) and Brookline refused to be annexed by Boston after the Brookline-Boston annexation debate of 1873.

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Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1800 27,216
1810 31,24514.8%
1820 36,47116.7%
1830 41,97215.1%
1840 53,14026.6%
1850 78,89248.5%
1860 109,95039.4%
1870 89,443−18.7%
1880 96,5077.9%
1890 118,95023.3%
1900 151,53927.4%
1910 187,50623.7%
1920 219,08116.8%
1930 299,42636.7%
1940 325,1808.6%
1950 392,30820.6%
1960 510,25630.1%
1970 605,05118.6%
1980 606,5870.3%
1990 616,0871.6%
2000 650,3085.6%
2010 670,8503.2%
2020 725,9818.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [15]
1790-1960 [16] 1900-1990 [17]
1990-2000 [18] 2010-2020 [19]
Norfolk County Administration Offices (including the County Commissioners and the County Treasurer) in Dedham Norfolk CountyMA Commission.JPG
Norfolk County Administration Offices (including the County Commissioners and the County Treasurer) in Dedham

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 650,308 people, 248,827 households, and 165,967 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,628 inhabitants per square mile (629/km2). There were 255,154 housing units at an average density of 639 per square mile (247/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 89.02% White or European American, 3.18% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 5.50% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 1.84%. [20] were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.6% were of Irish, 13.4% Italian, 7.7% English and 5.0% descendants of colonists ancestry according to Census 2000. 85.7% spoke English, 2.3% Chinese in any dialect, 2.0% Spanish, 1.0% Italian and 1.0% French as their first language.

Of the 248,827 households 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 26.80% of households were one person and 10.80% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.14.

The age distribution was 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.60 males.

The median household income was $63,432 and the median family income was $77,847 (these figures had risen to $77,294 and $95,243 respectively as of a 2007 estimate [21] ). Males had a median income of $51,301 versus $37,108 for females. The per capita income for the county was $32,484. About 2.90% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.40% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 670,850 people, 257,914 households, and 168,903 families residing in the county. [22] The population density was 1,693.6 inhabitants per square mile (653.9/km2). There were 270,359 housing units at an average density of 682.5 per square mile (263.5/km2). [23] The racial makeup of the county was 82.3% white, 8.6% Asian, 5.7% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.3% of the population. [22] The largest ancestry groups were: [24]

  • 31.8% Irish
  • 15.5% Italian
  • 11.0% English
  • 7.0% German
  • 4.6% French
  • 4.3% Chinese
  • 4.1% Polish
  • 3.2% Russian
  • 3.1% American
  • 2.8% Scottish
  • 2.6% French Canadian
  • 2.4% Scotch-Irish
  • 2.0% West Indian
  • 2.0% Sub-Saharan African
  • 1.9% Portuguese
  • 1.8% Swedish
  • 1.6% Indian
  • 1.4% Arab
  • 1.4% Greek
  • 1.2% Canadian
  • 1.1% Vietnamese
  • 1.1% Lithuanian

Of the 257,914 households, 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.5% were non-families, and 27.6% of households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.15. The median age was 40.7 years. [22]

The median income for a household in the county was $81,027 and the median family income was $101,870. Males had a median income of $68,070 versus $51,870 for females. The per capita income for the county was $42,371. About 4.1% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over. [25]

Demographic breakdown by town

Income

The ranking of unincorporated communities that are included on the list are reflective if the census-designated locations and villages were included as cities or towns. Data is from the 2007–2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. [26] [27] [28]

RankTownPer capita
income
Median
household
income
Median
family
income
PopulationNumber of
households
Dover CDP $91,039$183,125$212,1252,322725
1 Dover Town$82,800$184,646$200,7355,5641,765
2 Wellesley Town$65,394$145,208$175,15627,8188,553
3 Brookline Town$63,964$97,250$142,18058,37124,891
4 Needham Town$60,972$121,080$160,45528,78610,350
5 Cohasset Town$59,891$117,831$147,2227,4832,706
6 Westwood Town$59,422$120,078$151,97614,5085,172
7 Medfield Town$56,905$128,446$139,24712,0044,011
Chestnut Hill (02467) ZCTA $55,947$114,140$151,37521,9526,237
8 Sharon Town$53,687$121,265$142,46317,5386,268
Medfield CDP$47,660$107,386$127,6326,3942,357
9 Wrentham Town$47,119$100,938$119,18810,8793,978
Sharon CDP$46,079$102,521$124,4055,5322,007
10 Canton Town$45,991$90,951$111,77021,4088,460
11 Milton Town$44,718$104,713$129,23426,8288,956
12 Medway Town$44,472$106,058$119,86412,6704,433
13 Walpole Town$43,983$90,763$109,03523,8628,626
Norfolk CountyCounty$43,685$83,733$106,309666,426255,944
14 Norfolk Town$42,452$118,809$132,25011,1513,125
15 Foxborough Town$42,236$92,370$108,20916,7346,470
Walpole CDP$41,820$89,327$99,8086,1192,522
16 Dedham Town$41,143$83,364$105,58624,5219,528
Millis-Clicquot CDP$39,884$82,798$103,7504,3701,831
17 Millis Town$39,344$90,360$99,9767,8523,043
18 Franklin City$39,043$92,066$109,60231,31710,866
19 Braintree City$37,317$83,710$97,26235,40913,267
20 Plainville Town$36,802$81,371$102,7808,1763,232
Foxborough CDP$36,239$61,771$91,9915,2062,388
21 Norwood Town$35,997$73,838$95,39728,48311,559
22 Weymouth City$35,939$68,594$86,97253,56522,543
Massachusetts State$35,051$65,981$83,3716,512,2272,522,409
Bellingham CDP$33,927$81,941$87,6064,5801,833
23 Bellingham Town$33,170$83,534$93,65516,1655,879
24 Quincy City$32,911$60,947$77,23191,48439,965
25 Stoughton Town$32,363$68,191$87,07026,89310,455
26 Avon Town$31,304$72,880$89,2144,3411,609
27 Holbrook Town$29,940$63,790$76,56810,7494,193
28 Randolph City$29,210$64,465$77,66131,86712,041
United States Country$27,915$52,762$64,293306,603,772114,761,359

Religion

Religious Affiliation in Norfolk County
Year1980199020002010
ReligionC*A**CACACA
Anabaptist (Mennonite)n/an/a188145n/an/a
Ba'haism0n/a0n/a21801198
Baptist297,063297,936324,992465,558
Brethren3951500n/a0n/a
Buddhismn/an/an/an/a4n/a71,653
Catholicism64304,13763336,79763380,93052355,321
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints1432264851,15041,262
Congregationalism/

United Church of Christ

3516,7864319,0164122,0494212,879
Christian Sciencen/an/a7350n/an/a5n/a
Episcopalianism/

Anglicanism

3117,9553012,9053112,7783311,016
Hinduismn/an/an/an/a6n/a237
Independent/

nondenominational

n/an/a1800n/an/a202,620
Islamn/an/an/an/a23,78234,616
Jainismn/an/an/an/a1n/a1n/a
Judaism208,2584137,1234138,3002019,709
Lutheranism134,629102,84382,59382,227
Methodism/Holiness257,937217,114247,097235,667
Messianic Judaismn/an/an/an/an/an/a1n/a
Orthodoxyn/an/a3n/a77,54393,539
Pentecostalism594551,382122,540172,485
Presbyterianism41,38071,42471,55891,196
Seventh-day Adventism/

Jehovah's Witnesses

15272,90053678537
Sikhismn/an/an/an/a2n/a1n/a
Quakerism1192119021062224
Unitarian-Universalism184,719174,591172,644173,102
Zoroastranianismn/an/an/an/an/an/a016

*congregations

**adherents

Government

The county has offices in Dedham Square. It runs the Norfolk County Correctional Center, the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, and the Norfolk County Courthouse.

Current elected officials

All eligible voters of Norfolk County vote for three County Commissioners, a District Attorney, a Clerk of Courts, a Register of Deeds, a Sheriff, a County Treasurer, and a Register of Probate.

County Commissioners are elected for a four-year term; two Commissioners are elected to coincide with presidential elections, and one Commissioner is elected during the midterm elections. All three Commissioners must hail from a different municipality. The District Attorney is elected every four years coinciding with the midterm elections. The Clerk of Courts and Register of Deeds are elected every six years coinciding with the elections of Class I US Senators. The County Treasurer and Register of Probate are elected every six years coinciding with the elections of Class II US Senators. The Sheriff is elected every six years coinciding with the elections of Class III US Senators.

OfficeCurrent OfficeholderHometownNext Election
County Commissioners Richard R. Staiti (Democratic) [29] Canton 2024
Joseph P. Shea (Democratic) [29] Quincy
Peter H. Collins (Democratic) [30] Milton 2022
District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey (Democratic) [31] Quincy 2022
Clerk of Courts Walter F. Timilty, Jr. (Democratic) [32] Milton 2024
Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell (Democratic) [33] Norwood 2024
Sheriff Patrick W. McDermott (Democratic) [34] Quincy 2022
County Treasurer Michael G. Bellotti (Democratic) [29] Quincy 2026
Register of Probate Colleen M Brierley (Democratic) [29] Norwood 2026

Politics

Like the rest of Massachusetts, Norfolk County is a Democratic stronghold. The last time it voted for a Republican presidential candidate was in 1984, during Ronald Reagan's landslide victory in which he carried every state except Minnesota and the district of Washington, D.C.

Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 13, 2010 [35]
PartyNumber of votersPercentage
Democratic 159,95635.28%
Republican 53,55611.81%
Unenrolled237,81052.45%
Minor Parties2,0540.45%
Total453,376100%
United States presidential election results for Norfolk County, Massachusetts [36]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.%No.%No.%
2020 125,29430.73%273,31267.03%9,1452.24%
2016 119,72332.56%221,81960.33%26,1537.11%
2012 148,39341.62%202,71456.86%5,4161.52%
2008 136,84139.67%200,67558.18%7,4002.15%
2004 127,76338.58%199,39260.21%3,9821.20%
2000 107,03333.75%188,45059.41%21,6946.84%
1996 92,98230.95%180,50460.07%26,9858.98%
1992 103,25531.84%150,48846.41%70,52121.75%
1988 150,30647.71%160,28950.88%4,4611.42%
1984 160,31353.56%138,22246.18%7840.26%
1980 136,18444.84%117,27438.61%50,27116.55%
1976 136,62845.15%155,34251.33%10,6463.52%
1972 134,45946.89%150,73252.57%1,5580.54%
1968 95,85836.01%160,51360.30%9,8353.69%
1964 68,61226.80%186,48872.84%9120.36%
1960 121,74447.24%135,47452.57%5030.20%
1956 152,74766.41%76,65633.33%5930.26%
1952 140,40965.20%74,32134.51%6310.29%
1948 100,28056.74%72,32740.92%4,1302.34%
1944 97,49058.21%69,60641.56%3830.23%
1940 97,52558.74%67,65440.75%8380.50%
1936 82,54555.44%57,77038.80%8,5755.76%
1932 75,23259.17%49,12138.63%2,7932.20%
1928 73,53060.73%47,05738.87%4890.40%
1924 57,94871.10%15,04118.45%8,51610.45%
1920 51,82674.69%15,72022.66%1,8392.65%
1916 19,28458.71%12,70238.67%8582.61%
1912 9,65032.79%9,24431.41%10,53735.80%
1908 18,22564.87%7,68227.34%2,1877.78%
1904 16,10462.15%8,37232.31%1,4345.53%
1900 15,14462.33%7,92232.60%1,2325.07%
1896 16,89773.47%4,99021.70%1,1134.84%
1892 11,86252.11%10,32745.37%5752.53%
1888 10,77054.01%8,72043.73%4492.25%
1884 8,35147.12%7,32141.31%2,05111.57%
1880 10,01959.70%6,49838.72%2651.58%
1876 8,95657.18%6,68542.68%220.14%
Gubernatorial elections results
Gubernatorial elections results [37]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2018 69.07%209,31830.59% 92,7090.34% 1,018
2014 52.97%133,32842.86% 107,8914.17% 10,503
2010 44.20%119,85044.19% 119,80611.61% 31,489
2006 38.6% 99,99552.08%134,9169.32% 24,139
2002 53.45%140,44041.94% 110,1984.61% 12,098

Communities

Cities

Towns

Note: West Roxbury (annexed to Boston 1874), Roxbury (annexed to Boston 1868), Dorchester (founded 1630, annexed to Boston 1870), Hyde Park (incorporated 1868 from Dorchester, Milton, and Dedham, annexed to Boston 1912), and Hingham and Hull were originally part of Norfolk County when the county was incorporated in 1793. As of August 2012, Hingham's Precinct 2 will be part of the Fourth Norfolk District. [38]

Census-designated places

Education

School districts include: [39]

K-12:

Secondary:

Elementary:

See also

Notes

  1. Foord lived on School Street near the Centre School and Franklin Square in Dedham. He was the father of James. His wife "was an active, sprightly woman, who was interested in every good social enterprise." [10]
  2. Foord was the son of Enos. He moved to California following his father's death with his mother. [11]
  3. Pond was the son of Eliphalet Pond.

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Worcester County, Massachusetts</span> County in Massachusetts, United States

Worcester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2020 census, the population was 862,111, making it the second-most populous county in Massachusetts while also being the largest in area. The largest city and traditional shire town is the city of Worcester. Worcester County is included in the Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hillsborough County, New Hampshire</span> County in New Hampshire, United States

Hillsborough County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2020 census, the population was 422,937, almost one-third the population of the entire state. Its county seats are Manchester and Nashua, the state's two biggest cities. Hillsborough is northern New England's most populous county as well as its most densely populated.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Brookline, Massachusetts</span> Town in Massachusetts, United States

Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States, and part of the Boston metropolitan area. Brookline borders six of Boston's neighborhoods: Brighton, Allston, Fenway–Kenmore, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury. The city of Newton lies to the west of Brookline. Brookline was first settled in 1638 as a hamlet in Boston, known as Muddy River; it was incorporated as a separate town in 1705.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Cohasset, Massachusetts</span> Town in Massachusetts, United States

Cohasset is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2020 census the population was 8,381.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Westwood, Massachusetts</span> Town in Massachusetts, United States

Westwood is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 16,266 at the time of the 2020 United States Census.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Wrentham, Massachusetts</span> Town in Massachusetts, United States

Wrentham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 12,178 at the 2020 census.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Norwell, Massachusetts</span> Town in Massachusetts, United States

Norwell is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 11,351 at the 2020 United States census. The town's southeastern border runs along the North River.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Brookline, New Hampshire</span> Town in New Hampshire, United States

Brookline is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 5,639 at the 2020 census, up from 4,991 at the 2010 census. Brookline is home to the Talbot-Taylor Wildlife Sanctuary, Potanipo Pond, and the Brookline Covered Bridge.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hull, Massachusetts</span> Town in Massachusetts, United States

Hull is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, located on a peninsula at the southern edge of Boston Harbor. Its population was 10,072 at the 2020 census. Hull is the smallest town by land area in Plymouth County and the fourth smallest in the state. However, its population density is nearly four times that of Massachusetts as a whole.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Rowley, Massachusetts</span> Town in Massachusetts, United States

Rowley is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,161 at the 2020 census.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dover, Massachusetts</span> Town in Massachusetts, United States

Dover is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,923 at the time of the 2020 United States Census. With a median income of more than $250,000, Dover is one of the wealthiest towns in Massachusetts.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hingham, Massachusetts</span> Town in Massachusetts, United States

Hingham is a town in metropolitan Greater Boston on the South Shore of the U.S. state of Massachusetts in northern Plymouth County. At the 2020 census, the population was 24,284. Hingham is known for its colonial history and location on Boston Harbor. The town was named after Hingham, Norfolk, England, and was first settled by English colonists in 1633.

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