North Scituate, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Scituate, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The North Scituate Census Designated Place had a population of 5,261 as of July 1, 2017. North Scituate 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 North Scituate is located at latitude 42.2128 and longitude -70.7663 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the North Scituate Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The North Scituate Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378188) 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 North Scituate Census Designated Place is located within Town of Scituate, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Scituate 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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North Scituate, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,261
Daytime Population: Workers 971
Daytime Population: Residents 2,477
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,448
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 5,249
Population in Familes 4,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 1,404
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $115,398
Average Household Income $156,385
Per Capita Income $57,090


Total Housing Units 1,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,625 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $563,172
Average Home Value $626,462


Total Households 1,919
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,425
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 0.49% 0.55%
Households 0.39% 0.47%
Families 0.31% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

North Scituate, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Scituate 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 # 118 52nd
Population Density # 123 50th
Diversity Index # 220 11th
Median Household Income # 20 92nd
Per Capita Income # 31 88th

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