Town of


1471 Highland Ave. Needham, MA 02492
Phone: 781-455-7500

Town Manager:

Kate Fitzpatrick

Select Board:

Marianne Cooley
Catherine Dowd
Heidi Frail
Kevin Keane
Joshua Levy

Annual Town Meeting:

May 6, 2024
May, 1st Monday

Municipal Election:

April 9, 2024
April, 2nd Tuesday


Population Density2,608
Registered Voters23,899
Income Per Capita$131,986
EQV Per Capita$384,043
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate85.8%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$1,076,900
Median Gross Rent$2,133
Total Households11,312
Average Household Size2.76

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$13.04
Commercial Tax Rate$25.56
Average Tax Bill$14,528
Total Expenditures$187,401,479
Total Tax Levy$178,892,914
State Aid$15,221,089
Local Receipts$12,411,662
CPA Year Enacted2004
CPA Surcharge2.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Needham

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Needham is a Greater Boston suburb offering great schools, safe neighborhoods, ample recreation, and a great July 4th fireworks display. Needham is home to major companies and locally owned businesses, and maintains a charming, small-town vibe.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1711
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Manager
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyRepresentative Town Meeting
Size of Representative Town Meeting254


Area12.3 mi2
Public Roads140.5 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Jake Auchincloss

Mass. Senate

Rebecca Rausch

Mass. House

Denise Garlick

Income Per Capita

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