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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Hingham is a suburb of Boston with a population of 23,047. Hingham is in Plymouth County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Hingham offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hingham there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Hingham and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hingham are highly rated.
About Hingham...
Population
23,047

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$710,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,190
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    230.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    748.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Hingham

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$125,144
National
$55,322
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Hingham Reviews

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Hingham is an affluent town south of Boston. Amazing public school system, very welcoming community, and lots of families who take pride in the town. There are many community events that draw people together, nearby beaches and boating, Wompatuck State Park for walking, biking and hiking, and lots of restaurants to choose from. Great place to raise a family!
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Hingham is a pleasant town that accommodates their new neighbors very quickly. I didn't get the feel for the loving community until I began working retail in Hingham. I was able to meet some of the nicest people through my job. Hingham seems like the best town to raise children because of its community and activity opportunities!
Hingham is a very beautiful and safe place to live. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and things to do close by. We also have access to the city from the commuter rail and boat, which makes transportation very convenient. As a Hingham High School graduate, I can also say that the curriculum was very challenging in a good way. I felt very prepared for college after graduation, and even ahead of some of my peers. However, as a person in their early 20s, Hingham can be fairly boring most of the time.