Hingham, MA

Hingham MA Town Information

Hingham, Massachusetts in Plymouth County has an estimated population of 22,157. The town's rich history is reflected in its beautiful antique homes and well-known historical sites. Some of these include the "Old Ordinary" which houses the Hingham Historical Society Museum and Derby Academy (founded in 1784) which is the oldest co-educational school in the country. There is also First Parish Old Ship Church, the oldest wooded structure in the country in continuous use as a place of worship.

The beauty, quaintness & serenity of Hingham make this town a wonderful place to live!

Geographically, Hingham has 26.3 sq. miles; 22.2 sq. miles of land and 4.1 sq. miles of water. The town has several forests, parks and Conservation areas: Wompatuck, World’s End Reservation, Bumpkin Island, Button Island, Langlee Island, Ragged Island, Sarah Island.

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Town Info

Tax Rate 2021: $11.80

Medium Income: $130,375

Government: Selectmen, Town Administrator, Open Town Meeting


Approximately 4,299 students with a teacher ratio of 15:1

Elementary: East Elementary School, Plymouth River Elementary School, South Elementary School

Hingham Middle School

Hingham High School, South Shore Educational Collaborative

Private Schools: Derby Academy, Notre Dame Academy, St. Paul School, Old Colony Montessori School, Su Escuela Language Academy

Students may also attend South Shore Vocational Technical High School

Athletic Team: Harbormen


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Congregation Sha'aray Shalom; First Baptist Church; First Church of Christ Scientist; First Parish Old Ship Church (Unitarian Universalist); Glastonbury Abbey; Hingham Congregational Church (United Church of Christ); House of Prayer Lutheran Church; New North Church; North Street Community Chapel; Resurrection Church (Roman Catholic); Second Parish in Hingham (Unitarian Universalist); South Shore Baptist Church; St. John the Evangelist (Episcopal)


Yacht Club: Hingham Yacht Club; Lincoln Sailing Center

Tern Harbor, Hingham Harbor Marina

Golf: Boston Golf Club (private); South Shore Country Club (municipal); Black Rock Country Club (Private)

Beaches: Hingham Bathing Beach (Park), North Beach


MBTA commuter rail Greenbush Line, MBTA Bus Route 220, Commuter Boat