Hingham, Massachusetts Population 2024

5,704

Hingham is a city located in Plymouth County Massachusetts. Hingham has a 2024 population of 5,704. Hingham is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually but its population has decreased by -2.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,837 in 2020.

The average household income in Hingham is $297,242 with a poverty rate of 6.9%. The median age in Hingham is 42.3 years: 42.4 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Hingham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hingham was:

  • White: 91.56%
  • Two or more races: 4.35%
  • Black or African American: 2.78%
  • Other race: 1.02%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,841.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.28% (-133)
The current population of Hingham, Massachusetts is 5,704 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,837.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,13391.56%
Two or more races2444.35%
Black or African American1562.78%
Other race571.02%
Asian160.29%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hingham Population by Race

Hingham Population Pyramid 2024

Hingham Median Age

42.3

Total

42.4

Male

42.2

Female

Hingham Adults

There are 3,967 adults, (835 of whom are seniors) in Hingham.

Hingham Age Dependency

79

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Hingham Sex Ratio

Female3,18056.72%
Male2,42643.28%

Hingham Population by Age

Hingham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0392.7579.320.7
Married1,3223.598.41.6
Non Family5531.0828.271.8
Female1302.1796.23.8
Male342.621000

3.3

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

79.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hingham Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade230.64%
Associates Degree2647.32%
Bachelors Degree1,33937.13%
Graduate Degree1,47440.88%
High School Graduate2827.82%
Less Than 9th Grade210.58%
Some College2035.63%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hingham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hingham Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,3573,3262,667
2+ Races10810865
Black686821
Hispanic645151
Other Race574444
Asian161616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Hingham Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$138,500$242,574$66,493
Graduate Degree$144,563$219,453$94,000
High School Graduate$52,250$73,000$24,375
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$116,509$218,125$65,903
Some College$52,852$56,176$0

$116,509

Average Earnings

$218,125

Average Male

$65,903

Average Female

Hingham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hingham Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hingham Language

91.47% of Hingham residents speak only English, while 8.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.57% of the population.

Hingham Language

Hingham Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,1033526.9%
Hispanic1742212.64%
Black156138.33%

6.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.49%

Male Poverty Rate

8.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hingham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hingham is Hispanic, with 12.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hingham is White, with 6.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.04%.

Hingham Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade70.45%
High School21.63%
Some College8.57%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

Hingham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.86%
Female Employed3.93%
Male Employed0.73%
Female Unemployed0%

Hingham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hingham Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$250,001$388,786
Households$204,946$297,242
Married Families$250,001$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,328$50,324

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hingham Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

77.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hingham Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hingham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hingham Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hingham Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

155

Number of Veterans

146

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam90
Second Gulf War38
First Gulf War23
Korea19
World War II0

Hingham Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+55
65 to 7454
35 to 5439
55 to 647
18 to 340

Hingham Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1554.27%

Hingham Veterans by Race

Hingham Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hingham Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Hingham Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hingham Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hingham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.95%

Born in Hingham

93.97%

Native Born

6.03%

Foreign Born

3.09%

Non Citizen

2.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.97% of Hingham residents were born in the United States, with 65.95% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Hingham Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,704490.87%
20235,655490.87%
20225,606490.88%
20215,557-280-4.8%
20205,837-624-9.66%
20196,4611712.72%
20186,2903365.64%
20175,9541773.06%
20165,7773616.67%
20155,4162174.17%
20145,199-205-3.79%
20135,404-23-0.42%
20125,427-429-7.33%
20115,8562063.65%
20105,65000%

Hingham Population by Year