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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,196
Male Share of the Population43.8%
Female Share of the Population56.2%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+8,762
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher95.5%
Median Earnings25+$45,859
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,221
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,735

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,519
% Above Poverty Level96.8%
% Below Poverty Level3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation10.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,111
Median House Value$308,300

Ancestry

Irish38.1%
Italian20.2%
English13.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.6%
German9.8%
Canadian4.8%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish4.1%
Polish3.7%
Brazilian2.8%
Swedish2.5%
Portuguese1.7%
Arab1.7%
Egyptian1.1%
Lithuanian0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
African0.6%
Greek0.6%
Latvian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Welsh0.5%
South African0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Syrian0.3%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Russian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Abington Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City18 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2351
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.104
Longitude-70.945

Abington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBROCKTON
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brockton94,813$60,696
East Bridgewater14,222$104,622
Hanson1,757$118,750
Holbrook11,008$83,696
Rockland17,725$84,090
Whitman14,767$92,348

Abington Public Libraries

Abington Public Library
600 GLINIEWICZ WAY ABINGTON (42.117806, -70.957242)
Abington, Massachusetts
(781) 982-2139

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Abington Public Schools

Woodsdale Elementary School
128 Chestnut St
(781) 982-2180
Middle
Total Enrollment 334
Abington High
201 Gliniewicz Way
(781) 982-2160
High
Total Enrollment 513
Frolio Middle School
1071 Washington St
(781) 982-2170
Middle
Total Enrollment 331
Beaver Brook Elementary School
1 Ralph Hamlin Ln
(781) 982-2185
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Center Elementary School
65 Thaxter Ave
(781) 982-2195
Primary
Total Enrollment 197

Abington Private Schools

St Bridget School
455 Plymouth St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 194
Preschool Playmates
681 Richard A Fitts Dr
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Christian Children's Center
219 Adams St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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