Scituate, Massachusetts Population 2024

4,986

Scituate is a city located in Plymouth County Massachusetts. Scituate has a 2024 population of 4,986. Scituate is currently declining at a rate of -4.37% annually and its population has decreased by -15.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,905 in 2020.

The average household income in Scituate is $174,724 with a poverty rate of 3.98%. The median age in Scituate is 52 years: 52.6 years for males, and 51.9 years for females.

Scituate Demographics

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

  • White: 84.51%
  • Two or more races: 8.67%
  • Other race: 6.82%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,227.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-15.56% (-919)
The current population of Scituate, Massachusetts is 4,986 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,905.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,59984.51%
Two or more races4728.67%
Other race3716.82%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Scituate Population by Race

Scituate Population Pyramid 2024

Scituate Median Age

52

Total

52.6

Male

51.9

Female

Scituate Adults

There are 4,326 adults, (1,525 of whom are seniors) in Scituate.

Scituate Age Dependency

94.3

Age Dependency Ratio

54.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Scituate Sex Ratio

Female3,33461.26%
Male2,10838.74%

Scituate Population by Age

Scituate Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4812.1783.216.8
Married1,1452.9989.410.6
Non Family9701.1269.430.6
Female3662.381000
Male0000

2.84

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

83.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Scituate Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade601.48%
Associates Degree3117.69%
Bachelors Degree1,18529.31%
Graduate Degree1,08326.79%
High School Graduate72417.91%
Less Than 9th Grade1844.55%
Some College49612.27%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Scituate Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Scituate Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,4603,4162,268
Other Race3121620
2+ Races2702200
Hispanic62620

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 65.55%.

Scituate Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$84,519$156,250$62,188
Graduate Degree$135,172$136,848$0
High School Graduate$55,075$56,775$32,639
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$62,093$90,341$46,279
Some College$43,704$0$42,778

$62,093

Average Earnings

$90,341

Average Male

$46,279

Average Female

Scituate Earnings by Educational Attainment

Scituate Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Scituate Language

89.41% of Scituate residents speak only English, while 10.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 10.35% of the population.

Scituate Language

Scituate Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,5272144.73%

3.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.39%

Male Poverty Rate

5.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scituate

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scituate is White, with 4.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scituate is White, with 4.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.28%.

Scituate Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College5.99%
High School5.48%
Bachelors or Greater3.92%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Scituate Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed38.24%
Male Employed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Scituate Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Scituate Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$135,217$192,545
Households$108,194$174,724
Married Families$190,048$-999,999,999
Non Families$60,909$146,658

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Scituate Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Scituate Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Scituate 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.

Scituate Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Scituate Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

248

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam157
Korea46
Second Gulf War25
First Gulf War6
World War II0

Scituate Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+135
65 to 7478
18 to 3425
55 to 6410
35 to 540

Scituate Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2235.96%
2+ Races259.26%
Hispanic2540.32%

Scituate Veterans by Race

Scituate Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scituate Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Scituate Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Scituate Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Scituate 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

75.74%

Born in Scituate

92.34%

Native Born

7.66%

Foreign Born

3.88%

Non Citizen

3.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.34% of Scituate residents were born in the United States, with 75.74% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Scituate Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20244,986-228-4.37%
20235,214-228-4.19%
20225,442-228-4.02%
20215,670-235-3.98%
20205,9053476.24%
20195,558761.39%
20185,482-267-4.64%
20175,7492785.08%
20165,4711162.17%
20155,355-268-4.77%
20145,623961.74%
20135,5271222.26%
20125,4052043.92%
20115,201-44-0.84%
20105,24500%

Scituate Population by Year