Town of Norwell

Norwell SealIncorporated as a town in 1888, Norwell is situated on 21.17 square miles only 20 minutes south of Boston. Settlers came to Norwell because of its agricultural land and waterpower.

Over forty years ago, Norwell experienced a major building boom that nearly doubled its population. This influx brought a diversity of people to the town and today Norwell houses over 10,000 residents.


Jacob's Pond, Norwell

Norwell Statistics

Town Clerk: (781) 659-8072


Commonwealth Communities (Mass.Gov):Norwell

Tax Rates:
Residential 16.10
Commercial 16.10

Median Housing Price: $649,316

Median Family Income: $111,778

Population: 10,506

Public Schools:
School Superintendent – (781) 659-8800
Total Enrollment – 2,336
Per Pupil Expenditure – $11,524

SAT Scores:
Reading – 537
Writing: 541
Part. Rate – 100%

Plans of High School Graduates:
4-Year College – 92%
2-Year College – 2%