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The Marshfield Hills CDP(1) had a population of 2,538 as of July 1, 2022. Marshfield Hills ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Marshfield Hills is located at latitude 42.1459 and longitude -70.7398 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Marshfield Hills Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Marshfield Hills 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 Marshfield Hills Census Designated Place is located within Town of Marshfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Marshfield Hills: East Marshfield.

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


Total Population 2,538 (100%)
Population in Households 2,535 (99.9%)
Population in Families 2,262 (89.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 554
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $146,924
Average Household Income $171,012
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $61,992
Wealth Index5 235


Total HU (Housing Units) 978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 833 (85.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $641,412
Average Home Value $685,924
Housing Affordability Index3 99


Total Households 920
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 731
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 0.83% 0.57%
Households 0.83% 0.56%
Families   0.57%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   3.50%
Owner Occupied HU   0.73%

Marshfield Hills, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marshfield Hills 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 # 172 31st
Population Density # 224 10th
Median Household Income # 25 90th
Housing Affordability Index # 148 60th
Per Capita Income # 75 70th
Diversity Index # 246 1st

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