Town data comparisons


I am always interested in how we in Medfield do things relative to other towns, and therefore found this data below instructive.  Lexington has clearly worked at getting to 10% affordable housing.

Data Year Town Wellesley Lexington Southborough Medfield
2014 Population 28,858 32,306 9,869 12,236
2014 Median Income 145,280 139,561 140,184 128,446
2014 % Elderly (65+) 14 12 12 12
2016 # Housing Units 9,090 11,946 2,310 4,220
2016 # Subsidized Units 560 1,329 44 191
2016 % Subsidized 6 11 2 5
2014 Median House Price 1,180,000 950,000 580,000 568,250
2012 # Businesses 4,364 4,284 1,115 1,384
2013 # Millionaires 726 344 93 101
2013 # Millionaires per 1000 25.47 10.79 9.48 8.32
2013 Square Miles of Town 10.20 16.43 14.20 14.50
2013 # Millionaires per sq mile 71.18 20.94 6.55 6.97

Many of our other fellow Metrowest towns are over 10% as well. Look at this map to see how we compare on affordable housing http://www.massaffordablehomes.org/mahamap.html

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