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The Kingston CDP(1) had a population of 5,913 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Kingston is located at latitude 41.9945 and longitude -70.7245 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Kingston Census Designated Place 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 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.

  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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Kingston, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 5,913 (100%)
Population in Households 5,897 (99.7%)
Population in Families 4,794 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 16 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 1,229
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $95,725
Average Household Income $115,337
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $44,614
Wealth Index5 146


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,873 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 512 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $419,536
Average Home Value $460,844
Housing Affordability Index3 123


Total Households 2,385
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,604
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.49% 0.42%
Households 0.5% 0.42%
Families 0.71% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   0.81%

Kingston, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingston to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 106 57th
Population Density # 141 43rd
Median Household Income # 84 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 194 79th
Per Capita Income # 110 56th
Diversity Index # 179 28th

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