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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,437
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens21.6%
Employed Population 16+5,677
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44%
Median Earnings25+$50,313
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,975
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation12.5%

Housing

People Living Alone38.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,199
Median House Value$365,800

Ancestry

Irish36.5%
Italian16.5%
English15.3%
German8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.3%
Polish5%
French Except Basque5%
Russian3.8%
Portuguese3.3%
Scottish2.7%
Swedish2.3%
Lithuanian2%
Canadian1.7%
Norwegian1.6%
Arab1.5%
Greek1.4%
Lebanese1.4%
African1.3%
Brazilian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Austrian0.8%
Cape Verdean0.7%
Czech0.5%
US/American0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
South African0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Hull Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2045
Phone Area Codes781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.3
Approximate Longitude-70.9

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)

StationHINGHAM
Distance4.8 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
Distance12.2 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
StationMARBLEHEAD
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cohasset8,316$151,528
Hingham5,777$158,125
Quincy93,349$82,086

Hull Public Libraries

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

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Hull Public Schools

Memorial Middle
81 Central Avenue
ZIP: 2045
(781) 925-2040
Middle
Total Enrollment 249
Hull High
180 Main Street
ZIP: 2045
(781) 925-3000
High
Total Enrollment 342
Lillian M Jacobs
180 Harborview Rd
ZIP: 2045
(781) 925-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Sources :
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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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