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The approximate number of families is 7,368 (2000), 2035 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hingham is 58.2 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hingham is 22.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 6.7 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hingham to Washington DC is 407 miles. The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 9 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hingham is positioned 42.23 degrees north of the equator and 70.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hingham elevation is 60 feet above sea level.
Hingham median income is $83,018 (2000).

The Hingham median home price is $351,400 (2000).

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Hingham location: in eastern Massachusetts about four miles from Weymouth and about 12 miles from Boston. Other nearby communities include Hull, Cohasset, Quincy and Braintree.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Hingham is seasonal. Try this page for several weather links.
Hingham average annual precipitation is 47.7 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 27.4 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 71.5 degrees F.
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Hingham history:

Back in 1633, the area was known as Bare Cove. It was incorporated as a town named Hingham in 1635. In 1770, the town was divided with the eastern portion becoming Cohasset. Hingham was named for a town of the same name in England where many of the new residents were from. Some of Abraham Lincolnís ancestors were from that part of England and came to Massachusetts in 1637. There is a memorial statue of Abraham Lincoln near downtown Hingham today.

The Old Ship Church is known as the countryís oldest wooden house of worship that has been in continuous use. It was built in 1681 and is used by members of the local Unitarian Universalist Church. The church was named such because the ceiling looks loke the upside-down hull of a ship. Hingham was originally in Suffolk County. The southern portion of Suffolk County was taken to form the new Norfolk County in 1793. Later, in 1803, both Hingham and Hull became part of Plymouth County.

Here is a good history page for Hingham.
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Hingham attractions:

The Old Ordinary
A 17th century home that is now a museum owned and operated by the Hingham Historical Society.
P.O Box 434
Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: 781-749-7721

World's End Reserve
250 Martin's Lane
Hingham, MA

Bare Cove Fire Museum
Established 1974

Hingham Symphony Orchestra

Learn more about Hingham, England.

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