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Overview

Introduction to Kingston, Massachusetts

Kingston, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 3 miles NW of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 30 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Boston metropolitan area.

Kingston History

Kingston was first settled by Europeans in the year 1620. Prior to the arrival of the white settlers, the land was the tribal home to the Wampanoag people. Modern day Kingston is believed to be the site of numerous violent battles during King Phillip's War from 1675-1676. The town of Kingston was officially incorporated in the year 1726.

Kingston and nearby Attractions

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum
  • Mayflower Society
  • Plimouth Plantation
  • Alden House Museum
  • Jones River Village Historic Society
  • Executive Lanes Kingston Inc

Things To Do In Kingston

The city boasts of a variety of interesting things to do. There are many clubs in the city that organize numerous recreational programs and events for the people of Kingston. Food lovers can head to the local restaurants to savor the rich traditional options.

Kingston Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport that serves the city.

Kingston Higher Education

The city is served by Bridgewater State College.

People

Total Population 6,211
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 8.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,503
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 58.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.5%
Median Earnings25+ $46,852
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,325
% Above Poverty Level 97.4%
% Below Poverty Level 2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,363
Median House Value $310,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 18.9%
Irish 34%

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

Kingston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02364
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.994
Longitude -70.725

Kingston 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 PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 17.6 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
Station HINGHAM
Distance 19.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Rocky Nook (02364)

Silver Lake (02364)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Duxbury 1,375 $168,068
Halifax 7,684 $88,025
Marshfield 4,362 $109,718
Pembroke 18,081 $105,128
Plymouth 7,532 $65,938
Plympton 2,868 $94,551

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

Kingston Public Libraries

Library
Kingston Public Library
6 GREEN STREET
Kingston, Massachusetts
(781) 585-0517
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Kingston High Schools

SILVER LAKE REG HIGH
260 PEMBROKE STREET
781-585-3844
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,843 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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