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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,276
Male Share of the Population44.8%
Female Share of the Population55.2%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+3,671
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.6%
Median Earnings25+$51,023
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,923
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,620

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,074
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,181
Median House Value$305,000

Ancestry

Irish35.2%
Italian19.7%
English17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.9%
German8.2%
French Except Basque6.2%
Portuguese5.7%
Canadian5.3%
Norwegian4.8%
Swedish3.7%
Danishn2.5%
Scottish1.8%
Brazilian1.3%
Finnish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Lebanese0.8%
Arab0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Polish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Cape Verdean0.3%
African0.3%
Czech0.3%
British0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Welsh0.2%
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Kingston Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City30 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2364
Phone Area Codes339,617,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.994
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)

StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance17.6 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
StationHINGHAM
Distance19.2 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

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 (2364)

Silver Lake (2364)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Duxbury1,498$166,469
Halifax7,753$89,131
Marshfield4,663$111,912
Pembroke18,166$106,763
Plymouth7,399$70,560
Plympton2,913$96,290

Kingston Public Libraries

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

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Kingston Public Schools

Kingston Elementary
150 Main St
(781) 585-3821
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Kingston Intermediate
65 Second Brook St
(781) 585-0472
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
Silver Lake Regional Middle School
256 Pembroke St
(781) 582-3555
Middle
Total Enrollment 612
Silver Lake Regional High
260 Pembroke St
(781) 585-3844
High
Total Enrollment 1282

Kingston Private Schools

Sacred Heart Elementary School
329 Bishops Hwy
Elementary
Total Enrollment 430
Sacred Heart High School
399 Bishops Hwy
Secondary
Total Enrollment 360
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