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Abington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Abington Census Designated Place had a population of 16,661 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Abington is located at latitude 42.12 and longitude -70.9572 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Abington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Abington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377975) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Abington Census Designated Place is located within Town of Abington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Abington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abington: Abington Centre, Manamooskeagin.

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Abington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,661
Population in Households 16,567
Population in Familes 13,601
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 1,675
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 6,344
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 4,269
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,300 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,044 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $346,172
Average Home Value $371,930


Median Household Income $82,831
Average Household Income $96,459
Per Capita Income $36,845
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.77%
Households 0.68% 0.77%
Families 0.61% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Abington, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abington to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 74 70th
Population Density1 # 104 58th
Diversity Index2 # 113 54th
Median Household Income # 66 74th
Per Capita Income # 126 49th

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