Dedham – With a location inside the I-95 loop and with direct access to the T, Dedham is very desirable for families and young professionals who commute into the city. The town of Dedham is over 90 percent White, and a place where more than 80 percent of the residents own their homes. More than 30 percent of the households have children under the age of 18 living at home.
Like any of the western suburbs of Boston, Dedham is a place where people appear to be very successful – the picket fence, the flag, the dog. And yet, the church planter who can succeed in Dedham will be able to move into the area and actually make friends. This takes a long time usually in New England, and in a town like Dedham, a church planter who is married with a couple young children will definitely have more opportunities to break through those barriers.
- Population – 23,000
- Household mean income – $102,000
- Median age – 39
- College degree – 33 percent
- White – 91.1 percent
- Black – 4.8 percent, Hispanic 4.1
- SBC churches – 0
Get the US Census Data
- Community Facts – Use this US Census search to find a number of different demographic reports that should be very useful
First View 2010 for Zip 02026 – Church-specific research from PreceptGroup reflecting People and Place, Faces of Diversity, Community Issues, and Faith Preferences.
Moving to Dedham
There are a couple of higher-end apartment communities in Dedham where 2+BR apartments can be had for around $1,500+/- per month. Renting a home in Dedham is another story. If you were ever able to find one, you would expect rents of $3,000+.