Most Expensive Hingham Neighborhoods
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 22,964 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hingham is the 84th 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.
Hingham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hingham is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hingham who work in management occupations (16.65%), sales jobs (16.47%) and business and financial occupations (11.86%).
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 7.47% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Hingham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hingham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Hingham is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Hingham is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hingham, the average commute to work is 33.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Hingham is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking a ferryboat. For Hingham, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hingham. 63.85% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hingham in 2010 was $59,751, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,004 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, Scottish and French.
The most common language spoken in Hingham is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||8,375|
|HINGHAM HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||79.06%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||20.95%|
|TYPE OF HINGHAM HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||70.33%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.58%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.37%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||21.37%|
|SIZE OF HINGHAM HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.61%|
|AGE OF HINGHAM HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||20.86%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||25.20%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||29.72%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||24.22%|
|HINGHAM REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$747,566|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,183|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.98%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.75%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||1.28%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||5.59%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||7.32%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||13.23%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||33.24%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||21.66%|
|PEOPLE OF HINGHAM||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.61%|
|5 TO 17||19.75%|
|18 TO 24||4.61%|
|25 TO 34||7.54%|
|35 TO 54||28.20%|
|55 TO 64||12.87%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||20.41%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.08%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$103,350|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$59,751|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.93%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (16.10%)
Public Service (4.94%)
Real estate (2.77%)
Information Technology (2.45%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.43%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.07%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.43%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.96%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||0.97%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (40.25%)
French Canadian (2.08%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (94.08%)
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