Introduction to Abington, Massachusetts

Abington, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 3 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts and 18 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.

Abington History

Abington was first inhabited by European settlers in the year 1668. The area, at that time, included the present-day towns of Rockland, Bridgewater, Whitman and parts of Hanover. The town was officially incorporated in the year 1712. Later, in 1874 and 1875, the towns of Rockland and Whitman separated and incorporated as individual towns. Abington was named by Governor Joseph Dudley as a tribute to Anne Venables Bertie, the Countess of Abington, England, who helped him in securing the governorship of the colony.

Abington and nearby Attractions

  • Abington Park
  • Fuller Craft Museum
  • Ames Nowell State Park
  • Town Park
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Island Grove Park

Things To Do In Abington

There is no end to the number of things to do in Abington, as there is something for everyone to enjoy. You can choose from a variety of entertainment and recreation options available in and around the Abington area. Go shopping, catch a movie or just enjoy the great outdoors. The city has many open places and parks too for one to relax with family and friends.

Abington Transportation

The nearest major airport to Abington is Boston Logan International airport.

Abington Higher Education

Massasoit Community College serves the city.


Total Population 16,112
Male Share of the Population 44.3%
Female Share of the Population 55.7%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 8,782
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $93,355
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 9.5%


People Living Alone 24.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,105
Median House Value $304,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0.7%
English 15.4%
Irish 41.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Abington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02351
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.104
Longitude -70.945

Abington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brockton 94,532 $56,679
East Bridgewater 14,113 $102,569
Hanson 1,772 $101,141
Holbrook 10,975 $79,710
Rockland 17,663 $78,243
Whitman 14,715 $90,088

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Abington Public Libraries

Abington Public Library
Abington, Massachusetts
(781) 982-2139
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Abington High Schools

Serves 608 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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