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Kingston, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Kingston Census Designated Place had a population of 5,892 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Kingston is located at latitude 41.9962 and longitude -70.7217 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Kingston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 1.47 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Kingston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378149) 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 Kingston Census Designated Place is located within Town of Kingston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kingston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,892
Daytime Population: Workers 2,388
Daytime Population: Residents 2,570
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,958
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 5,875
Population in Familes 4,791
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 1,227
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $79,045
Average Household Income $111,664
Per Capita Income $42,844


Total Housing Units 2,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,739 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 612 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $403,359
Average Home Value $451,856


Total Households 2,351
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,583
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 0.73% 0.67%
Households 0.58% 0.6%
Families 0.92% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Kingston, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingston 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 # 108 57th
Population Density # 141 43rd
Diversity Index # 184 26th
Median Household Income # 91 63rd
Per Capita Income # 89 64th

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