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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,954
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+2,924
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married60.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher74%
Median Earnings25+$64,740
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,278

Wealth

Median Family Income$167,000
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home12.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation13.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,038
Median House Value$826,600

Ancestry

Irish37.8%
English21.1%
Italian18.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.1%
German8%
French Except Basque6.2%
Scottish3.4%
Polish2.7%
Lithuanian1.9%
Swedish1.5%
US/American1.4%
Slovak1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Finnish0.8%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Belgian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.1%
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Hingham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2043
P.O. Box Zip Codes2018
Company Zip Codes2044
Phone Area Codes3,39,781, 339
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.23
Approximate Longitude-70.88

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)

StationHINGHAM
Distance1.5 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
StationBLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationBROCKTON
Distance14.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hull10,402$107,682
Quincy93,824$90,643

Hingham Public Libraries

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

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Hingham Public Schools

East Elementary School
2 Collins Street
ZIP: 2043
(781) 741-1570
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Hingham High
17 Union Street
ZIP: 2043
(781) 741-1560
High
Total Enrollment 1205
Hingham Middle School
1103 Main Street
ZIP: 2043
(781) 741-1550
Middle
Total Enrollment 1022
Plymouth River
200 High Street
ZIP: 2043
(781) 741-1530
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
South Elementary
831 Main Street
ZIP: 2043
(781) 741-1540
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Wm L Foster Elementary
55 Downer Avenue
ZIP: 2043
(781) 741-1520
Primary
Total Enrollment 475

Hingham Private Schools

Derby Academy
56 Burditt Ave
ZIP: 2043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 321
Notre Dame Academy School
1073 Main St
ZIP: 2043
Secondary
Total Enrollment 566
Old Colony Montessori School
20 Derby St
ZIP: 2043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
South Shore Conservatory Of Music Preschool
1 Conservatory Dr
ZIP: 2043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
St Paul Elementary School
18 Fearing Rd
ZIP: 2043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 201
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