Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Norfolk County: County in Massachusetts, United States


Norfolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 670,850 and a population density of 583 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 709,409 inhabitants. Its county seat is Dedham. The county was created 230 years ago in 1792.

Quick Facts about Norfolk County

Population : 709,409 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
Different from : Norfolk
Area : 1150 km2
Water as percent of area : 11%
Land as percent of area : 89%
Named for : Norfolk
Altitude : 148 feet / 45 meters
Capital : Dedham
Establishment : January 01, 1793
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 09:59:17 (5th June 2023)
Density : 617 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.44% (2010-2020)
Norfolk County locator map
Location of Norfolk County on Massachusetts map.
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Norfolk County is located at 42°10'15"N 71°11'2"W (42.1709700, -71.1838100). It has 6 neighbors: Bristol County, Middlesex County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County, Worcester County and Providence County.

Norfolk County map

The largest city of Norfolk County is Quincy with a population of 94,421. Other cities include, Weymouth population 58,104, Randolph population 34,260, Stoughton population 28,891 and Sharon population 18,864. See all Norfolk County cities & populated places.

Norfolk County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Norfolk County.

City Name Population Title
Quincy 94,421 City in Massachusetts
Brookline 59,022 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Weymouth 58,104 City in Massachusetts
Franklin 34,711 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Randolph 34,260 City in Massachusetts
Needham 31,537 Town in Massachusetts
Norwood 29,737 Town and census-designated place in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Stoughton 28,891 City in Wisconsin
Wellesley 28,684 Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Milton 27,537 Town in Massachusetts
Walpole 26,582 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Dedham 25,345 Town in Massachusetts
Canton 24,029 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Sharon 18,864 City in Massachusetts
Foxborough 18,398 Town in Massachusetts
Bellingham 17,336 Town of the United States

Norfolk County has 6 neighbours.

  • Dedham


The population of Norfolk County increased by 5.44% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 670,850 - census
2011 677,782 1.02% estimation process
2012 682,865 0.74% estimation process
2013 688,345 0.8% estimation process
2014 692,239 0.56% estimation process
2015 694,502 0.33% estimation process
2016 697,079 0.37% estimation process
2017 700,599 0.5% estimation process
2018 703,230 0.37% estimation process
2019 706,775 0.5% estimation process
2020 709,409 0.37% estimation process

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People born in Norfolk County (9)

People born in Norfolk County, including mountain man James "Grizzly" Adams, actor Charles Farrell, ice hockey player Clifford Harrison, .


  • John McLaughlin (American abstract painter (1898-1976)) he was born in 21/05/1898
  • James Leonard Plimpton (American inventor) he was born in 01/01/1828
  • Sidney Fay Blake (American botanist (1892-1959)) he was born in 31/08/1892
  • David Hymovitz (American ice hockey player) he was born in 30/05/1974
  • Dominic Campedelli (American ice hockey player) he was born in 03/04/1964
  • Charlotte White Hawes (American composer, music educator, lecturer, critic (1840—1926)) she was born in 07/02/1840

Massachusetts Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Middlesex County 1,609,379 County in Massachusetts, United States
Worcester County 829,212 County in Massachusetts, United States
Suffolk County 801,582 County in Massachusetts, United States
Essex County 791,263 County in Massachusetts, United States
Boston 691,531 City in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States
South Boston 571,281 Town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States
Bristol County 566,765 County in Massachusetts, United States
Plymouth County 523,738 County in Massachusetts, United States
Hampden County 463,986 County in Massachusetts, United States
Barnstable County 213,164 County in Massachusetts, United States
Worcester 184,570 County seat city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Hampshire County 161,401 County in Massachusetts, United States
Springfield 152,646 City in and county seat of Sangamon County, Illinois, United States and Illinois federated state capital city
Berkshire County 124,571 County in Massachusetts, United States
Cambridge 119,192 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Lowell 110,904 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States