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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,777
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+2,827
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married60.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher72.8%
Median Earnings25+$61,650
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$158,125
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home10.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation13.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$960
Median House Value$792,100

Ancestry

Irish41.1%
English21.7%
Italian15.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.6%
German9.6%
French Except Basque5.1%
Scottish3.5%
Swedish2.6%
Lithuanian2%
Polish1.6%
US/American1.6%
Slovak1.1%
Finnish1%
Czech0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
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 Codes339,781
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
Cohasset8,316$151,528
Hull10,437$95,975
Norwell10,845$126,016
Quincy93,349$82,086

Hingham Public Libraries

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

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Hingham Public Schools

Plymouth River
200 High St
(781) 741-1530
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
South Elementary
831 Main St
(781) 741-1540
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Hingham High
17 Union St
(781) 741-1560
High
Total Enrollment 1133
Hingham Middle School
1103 Main St
(781) 741-1550
Middle
Total Enrollment 940
Wm L Foster Elementary
55 Downer Ave
(781) 741-1520
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
East Elementary School
2 Collins St
Primary
Total Enrollment 606

Hingham Private Schools

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