Needham, Massachusetts

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Needham, Massachusetts
Town Hall
Flag of Needham, Massachusetts
Flag
Official seal of Needham, Massachusetts
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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

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.

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.

References[change | change source]

  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.