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Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Marshfield Hills Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Plymouth County at latitude 42.1433 and longitude -70.7291. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The formal official name is the Marshfield Hills Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Marshfield Hills indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Marshfield Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marshfield Hills: East Marshfield.

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Marshfield Hills, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,373
Population in Households 2,373
Population in Familes 2,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 519
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 866
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 697
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 820 (89.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 ( 5.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $471,642
Average Home Value $525,671


Median Household Income $116,541
Average Household Income $142,771
Per Capita Income $52,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.38%
Households 0.38% 0.41%
Families 0.38% 0.4%
Median Household Income   4.57%
Per Capita Income   3.49%
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.


Marshfield Hills, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marshfield Hills to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 174 29th
Population Density1 # 221 10th
Diversity Index2 # 220 9th
Median Household Income # 16 94th
Per Capita Income # 30 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.