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Overview

Introduction to Hingham, Massachusetts

Hingham, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 2 miles NE of Weymouth, Massachusetts and 11 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area.

Hingham History

The town of Hingham was originally known as Bare Cove. It was first settled by Europeans in 1633. The town was incorporated in 1635 and was renamed Hingham. Originally, the town included Cohasset, Massachusetts, but it was separated in 1770. It was named after a village in the English County of Norfolk, East Anglia. Samuel Lincoln, the first American ancestor of Abraham Lincoln, also resided in this town between 1622 and 1690.

Hingham and nearby Attractions

  • Wompatuck State Park
  • Boston Harbor Cruises
  • Bare Cove Fire Museum
  • Town of Hingham Bathing Beach

Things To Do In Hingham

The town of Hingham features several recreational facilities. You can enjoy a day trip to the historical sites and museums of the town. In addition, you can enjoy swimming and other water sports in the nearby beaches. The shopping centers, theaters and the restaurants are ideal places to spend your leisure time.

Hingham Transportation

The nearest international airport is Boston Logan International Airport.

Hingham Higher Education

The Quincy College is nearby.

People

Total Population 5,416
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,674
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 62.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 74.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $161,715
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 10.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 14.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $967
Median House Value $764,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 0%
English 21.4%
Irish 35.1%

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

Hingham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Weymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02043
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02018
Company Zip Codes 02044
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.241
Longitude -70.89

Hingham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station HINGHAM
Distance 1.5 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
Station BLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station BROCKTON
Distance 14.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hingham, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Accord (02018, 02043)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cohasset 8,281 $146,701
Hull 10,403 $91,315
Norwell 10,740 $121,081
Quincy 93,177 $79,585

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

Hingham Public Libraries

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Hingham Public Library
66 LEAVITT ST.
Hingham, Massachusetts
(781) 741-1405

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Hingham High Schools

HINGHAM HIGH
17 UNION STREET
781-741-1560
Serves 966 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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