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Overview

Introduction to Hull, Massachusetts

Hull, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles N of Weymouth, Massachusetts and 8 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. Hull is part of the surrounding Boston metro area.

Hull History

The area that is known as Hull today was first settled in the year 1622. The Massachusetts tribe that lived here called the area "Nantasket." The town was officially incorporated in the year 1644 and during that time it was renamed "Hull." The early industries in the region included fishing, trade and salvaging shipwrecks.

Hull and nearby Attractions

  • Hull Lifesaving Museum
  • Nantasket Beach
  • Museum of Science
  • Town of Hull Playground
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Hull Chamber of Commerce

Things To Do In Hull

Nantasket Beach is one of the must-visit places in Hull. You can either enjoy sports like football, fishing, rafting, surfing and kayaking; or just laze around and enjoy watching the lovely sunset. One can hit the parks with friends to relax or enjoy a picnic. Hull also boasts of a vibrant nightlife with some really good night bars and theaters.

Hull Transportation

Boston Logan International is the airport that serves the city.

Hull Higher Education

The college that serves the city is Quincy college.

People

Total Population 10,403
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 5,449
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 46.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,315
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 12%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,216
Median House Value $348,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
US/American 0.9%
English 14.3%
Irish 36.7%

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

Hull Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Weymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02045
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.301
Longitude -70.908

Hull 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 4.8 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 12.2 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 MARBLEHEAD
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Nantasket Beach (02045)

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
Hingham 5,416 $161,715
Quincy 93,177 $79,585

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

Hull Public Libraries

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Hull Public Library
9 MAIN ST.
Hull, Massachusetts
(781) 925-2295

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Hull High Schools

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HULL HIGH
180 MAIN STREET
781-925-3000
Serves 379 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

SOUTH SHORE CHARTER SCHOOL
2 A STREET
781-925-1689
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 366 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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Historic Hull

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Boston Light and Hotel Pemberton from Paddock's Island c1901.

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Boston Light and Hotel Pemberton from Paddock's Island c1901.

Hull (From Paddock's Island) c1901.

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