Hingham is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 24,311 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hingham is the 83rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Hingham home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Hingham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Hingham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Hingham telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 21.62% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Hingham is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Hingham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hingham a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hingham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hingham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Hingham is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Hingham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.28 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Hingham is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, a ferryboat helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Hingham area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hingham, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hingham is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.87% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hingham in 2018 was $91,263, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $365,052 for a family of four.
The people who call Hingham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hingham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hingham include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Hingham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.