Needham, Massachusetts

town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States

Needham is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It is a suburb of Boston. Its population was 30,999 in 2017.[source?] It is home to the Olin College, an engineering school.

Needham, Massachusetts
Town Hall
Flag of Needham, Massachusetts
Official seal of Needham, Massachusetts
Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°17′00″N 71°14′00″W / 42.28333°N 71.23333°W / 42.28333; -71.23333Coordinates: 42°17′00″N 71°14′00″W / 42.28333°N 71.23333°W / 42.28333; -71.23333
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyNorfolk
Settled1680
Incorporated1711
Government
Area
 • Total12.7 sq mi (32.9 km2)
 • Land12.6 sq mi (32.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
162 ft (49 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total30,999
 • Density2,292.5/sq mi (883.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
02492 / 02494
Area code(s)781
FIPS code25-44105
GNIS feature ID0618325
Websitewww.needhamma.gov

In 2005, Needham became the first city in the United States to raise the age to legally buy tobacco products to 21.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.7 square miles (32.9 km²), of which 12.6 square miles (32.7 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) is water.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Quinn, Colleen (December 26, 2013). "Nearly a dozen Massachusetts towns raise age for cigarette sales". Boston.com. The Boston Globe. State House News Service. Retrieved 4 September 2014.