Hingham, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Hingham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Hingham Census Designated Place had a population of 5,776 as of July 1, 2018. Hingham 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 Hingham is located at latitude 42.2331 and longitude -70.8895 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Hingham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Hingham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378140) 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 Hingham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Hingham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hingham: Bear Cove, Conihasset.

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


Total Population 5,776
Population in Households 5,680
Population in Familes 4,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 1,866
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $126,053
Average Household Income $181,818
Per Capita Income $66,238


Total Housing Units 2,139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,560 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 489 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $901,182
Average Home Value $1,043,429


Total Households 2,049
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 1,485
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 0.27% 0.44%
Households 0.08% 0.32%
Families -0.28% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Hingham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hingham 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 # 112 55th
Population Density # 96 61st
Diversity Index # 213 14th
Median Household Income # 16 94th
Per Capita Income # 20 92nd

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