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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 23,298. Hingham is in Plymouth County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Hingham offers residents a dense 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
23,298

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$742,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,163
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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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
    127.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    84.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    644.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    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
$133,596
National
$55,322
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Hingham Reviews

66 reviews
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Hingham checks all of the boxes of the “perfect town” on paper. It’s safe. The school system is great. It’s convenient to Boston. It has many beautiful parks. However, I’ve lived here 3+ years and hate it. We are moving out of state. This town is filled with pretentious house wives driving oversized SUVs to cart their kids around and eat at underwhelming and overpriced food establishments. The taxes are outrageous. The people are not friendly. My husband and I tried to become part of the community by going to church and the newcomers club. If you don’t make a certain income or have kids, forget it. You’re a nobody. All of the men work in finance in downtown Boston and all dress the same. This is best on display on the commuter ferry. There is 0 diversity and not much to do. No live music. No art/culture. It doesn’t even have a beach...just a few marinas. I wish I had read previous reviews before moving here because I would have stayed away.
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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!
Lived in Hingham throughout my childhood. I have lived in three different parts of the town and it’s been great just about everywhere. It’s a great town to grow up in. Very safe, good place for a fun childhood. Schools are great, but Highschool is definitely very rigorous and demanding. Very average wealthy suburb. Definitely could use some diversity though.