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Abington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Abington Census Designated Place had a population of 16,727 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abington: Abington Centre, Manamooskeagin.

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Abington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,727
Daytime Population: Workers 5,294
Daytime Population: Residents 7,203
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,497
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 16,632
Population in Familes 13,637
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density2 1,681
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $83,641
Average Household Income $99,140
Per Capita Income $37,505


Total Housing Units 6,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,265 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,043 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 265 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $358,087
Average Home Value $387,345


Total Households 6,308
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 4,243
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.63% 0.66%
Households 0.51% 0.59%
Families 0.44% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 2017 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 # 105 58th
Diversity Index # 116 54th
Median Household Income # 70 72nd
Per Capita Income # 131 47th

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