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Abington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Abington Census Designated Place had a population of 16,892 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abington: Abington Centre, Manamooskeagin.

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Abington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,892
Population in Households 16,797
Population in Familes 13,855
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density2 1,698
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $86,598
Average Household Income $100,225
Per Capita Income $37,923


Total Housing Units 6,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,327 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,045 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $376,797
Average Home Value $411,399


Total Households 6,372
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 4,290
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.67% 0.74%
Households 0.57% 0.66%
Families 0.52% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 2018 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 # 73 71st
Population Density # 105 58th
Diversity Index # 118 52nd
Median Household Income # 77 69th
Per Capita Income # 146 41st

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