Scituate, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scituate, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Scituate Census Designated Place had a population of 5,751 as of July 1, 2017. 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 Scituate is located at latitude 42.1803 and longitude -70.7344 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Scituate Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Scituate Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378218) 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 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 Scituate population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scituate: Assanippi, East Scituate, Satuit, Scituate Harbor, Scituate Harbour, Sityate.

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


Total Population 5,751
Daytime Population: Workers 1,994
Daytime Population: Residents 2,832
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,826
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 5,630
Population in Familes 4,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 1,339
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $90,733
Average Household Income $127,592
Per Capita Income $50,545


Total Housing Units 2,474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,762 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 558 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $600,096
Average Home Value $656,044


Total Households 2,320
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,544
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 1.28% 1.06%
Households 1.13% 1.0%
Families 1.19% 0.95%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Scituate, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 112 55th
Population Density # 127 49th
Diversity Index # 209 15th
Median Household Income # 55 78th
Per Capita Income # 51 80th

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