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 water power.

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

2018 Norwell Statistics

Town Clerk: (781) 659-8072


Commonwealth Communities (Mass.Gov): Norwell

Tax Rates:
Residential 16.34
Commercial 16.34

Median Housing Price: $615,000

Median Family Income: $142,566

Population: 10,890

Public Schools:
School Superintendent – (781) 659-8800
Total Enrollment – 2,192
Per Pupil Expenditure – $15,117

SAT Scores:
Reading – 593
Math – 583

Plans of High School Graduates:
4-Year College – 90%