Hingham is a picturesque, historic seaside community located approximately 15 miles south of Boston on the South Shore of Massachusetts in Plymouth County. The town was first settled in 1633 and incorporated in 1635. Learn more about Hingham's rich history
Hingham is bordered on the east by Cohasset and Scituate, on the south by Norwell, and on the north by Boston Harbor, Hingham Bay, and Hull. With 21 miles of coastline, preserved open spaces, high quality schools, and a vibrant community culture, Hingham is a highly desirable place to call "home".
Total Area: 25.04 square miles
Population: 23,186 estimated 2017 population
Density: 1,824.9 per square mile
Hingham's 2019 residential real estate tax rate is $11.77.
The Town is governed by open town meeting and led by a town administrator and 3-member Board of Selectmen.
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