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The Hingham CDP(1) had a population of 5,926 as of July 1, 2022. 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 42.2418 and longitude -70.8898 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Hingham Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Hingham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 5,926 (100%)
Population in Households 5,904 (99.6%)
Population in Families 5,160 (87.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 22 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 1,913
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $184,577
Average Household Income $246,842
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $89,225
Wealth Index5 315


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,787 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $814,126
Average Home Value $919,401
Housing Affordability Index3 109


Total Households 2,113
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 1,527
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.39% 0.03%
Households -0.13% 0.07%
Families   0.05%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   3.16%
Owner Occupied HU   0.27%

Hingham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hingham to the other 248 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 108 57th
Population Density # 86 66th
Median Household Income # 6 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 184 74th
Per Capita Income # 11 96th
Diversity Index # 223 10th

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