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Norwell, MA Town Information

Norwell is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,506 as of the 2010 Census. It is currently ranked as the 38th wealthiest town in Massachusetts.

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.2 square miles (55 km2), of which 20.9 square miles (54 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 1.37%, is water. Some 30% to 38% of the town is wetlands. Located on the South Shore of Massachusetts, Norwell is bordered by Hanover and Rockland on the west, Pembroke on the south, Marshfield and Scituate on the east and northeast, and Hingham on the north. Norwell is about 14 miles (23 km) east of Brockton, 17 miles (27 km) north of Plymouth and 20 miles (32 km) south of Boston.

 

Much of Norwell's eastern border lies along the North River, where many shipbuilding companies once stood. There are many other brooks and ponds throughout the town, including Third Herring Brook, which constitutes much of the town's border with Hanover, Accord Pond at the junction of Norwell, Rockland and Hingham, and Jacobs Pond, along Route 123. The northern half of the town is hilly, and the southern end of Wompatuck State Park juts into the town.

 

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,765 people, 3,250 households, and 2,710 families residing in the town. The population density was 467.8 inhabitants per square mile (180.6 /km2). There were 3,318 housing units at an average density of 158.9 per square mile (61.4 /km2).

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

Image: "Jacobs Farmhouse, Norwell MA" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.