Abington, MA Profile: Facts & Data


Abington Local Links & Resources:
Resources | ALL Abington Content
Planning to visit Abington? See Local Hotels

Also See: Abington, MA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps

Abington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Abington Census Designated Place had a population of 17,120 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Abington is located at latitude 42.1048 and longitude -70.9453 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Abington Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abington: Abington Centre, Manamooskeagin.


Abington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 17,120 (100%)
Population in Households 17,031 (99.5%)
Population in Families 13,943 (81.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 89 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 1,719
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $95,738
Average Household Income $111,874
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $42,451
Wealth Index5 129


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,561 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,934 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $365,105
Average Home Value $414,109
Housing Affordability Index3 134


Total Households 6,495
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 4,354
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.67% 0.57%
Households 0.65% 0.54%
Families 0.56% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.8%


Abington, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abington to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density # 103 58th
Median Household Income # 76 69th
Housing Affordability Index # 196 80th
Per Capita Income # 119 52nd
Diversity Index # 115 53rd

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

Abington, MA - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a Massachusetts Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2020, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Massachusetts July 1, 2020 Data
Highest or Lowest:

More Tools and Resources:

  1. For information about schools and school attendance zones, use the HTL Address Tool
  2. Our new HTL Neighborhood Explorer provides lots of detail about any neighborhood.
  3. The new 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  4. See the References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.
  5. See the Massachusetts COVID-19 Data and US COVID-19 Data for more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.