North Scituate, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Scituate, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The North Scituate Census Designated Place had a population of 5,203 as of July 1, 2016. North Scituate ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Scituate is located at latitude 42.2128 and longitude -70.7663 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the North Scituate Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The North Scituate Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378188) 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 North Scituate Census Designated Place is located within Town of Scituate, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

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

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


Total Population 5,203
Population in Households 5,191
Population in Familes 4,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,388
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,912
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,421
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,624 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 288 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $530,847
Average Home Value $591,118


Median Household Income $109,844
Average Household Income $147,765
Per Capita Income $54,348
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.52%
Households 0.39% 0.52%
Families 0.32% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

North Scituate, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Scituate 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 # 118 52nd
Population Density1 # 122 51st
Diversity Index2 # 220 11th
Median Household Income # 21 92nd
Per Capita Income # 33 87th

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