Demographic Information

Population
 
Year  Population  Increase - (Decrease)
 2015 22,051 (377)
 2014 22,428 (124)
 2013 22,552 1,487
 2012 21,065 (1,092)
 2011 22,157
(237)
 2010 22,394
805
 2009 21,589
(389)
 2008 21,978 703
 2007 21,275 180
 2006 21,095 223
22,157

Labor Force Information

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Annual
Year
Labor Force
Employed
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
 MA Rate
Average
2014 10,515 10,053 462 4.4%
 5.8%
Average
2013 10,365 9,806 559 5.4%
 6.7%
Average 2012 11,196 10,664 532 4.8%  6.7%
Average 2011 11,057 10,499 558 5.0%  7.2%
Average 2010 11,099 10,423 676 6.1%  8.3%
Average 2009 11,367 10,650 717 6.3%  8.1%
Average 2008 11,424 10,974 450 3.9%  5.5%
Average 2007 11,039 10,676 363 3.3%  4.6%
Average 2006 10,956 10,559 397 3.6%  4.9%
Average 2005 10,546 10,204 342 3.2%  4.8%
Average 2004 10,587 10,189 398 3.8%  5.1%
Average 2003 10,245 9,800 445 4.3%  5.7%
Average 2002 10,285 9,876 409 4.0%  5.3%
Average 2001 10,274 10,003 271 2.6%  3.7%
Average 2000 10,175 9,968 207 2.0%  2.7%
Average 1999 11,153 10,938 215 1.9%  3.2%
Average 1998 11,024 10,803 221 2.0%  3.3%
Average 1997 10,924 10,628 296 2.7%  3.9%
Average 1996 10,686 10,353 333 3.1%  4.4%
Average 1995 10,494 10,137 357 3.4%  5.3%
Average 1994 10,421 9,982 439 4.2%  6.0%
Average 1993 10,285 9,796 489 4.8%  7.0%
Average 1992 10,277 9,647 630 6.1%  8.5%
Average 1991 10,382 9,761 621 6.0%  8.6%
Average 1990 10,511 10,063 448 4.3%  6.3%
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Principal Employers 2015

Employer Business Employees Rank % of Total Employment
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Care 1,245 1 11.30%
Town of Hingham Government 963 2 8.74%
Linden Ponds Health Care 750 3 6.81%
Talbots Retail Clothing 475 4 4.31%
Serono Laboratories Bio-technology 420 5 3.81%
Russ Electric Manufacturing 230 6 2.09%
Whole Foods Retail 208 7 1.89%
Harbor House Health Care 192 8 1.74%
Stop & Shop Retail 185 9 1.68%
Eat Well Restaurant 170 10 1.54%


4838
43.91%

Tax Rates
Per thousand.

Fiscal Year Ended June 30 Residential Commercial Industrial Personal
2016 $ 12.49
$ 12.49
$ 12.49
$ 12.49
2015 $ 12.53 $ 12.53
$ 12.53
$ 12.53
2014 $ 12.56 $ 12.56 $ 12.56 $ 12.56
2013 $ 12.32 $ 12.32 $ 12.32 $ 12.32
2012 $ 11.89 $ 11.89 $ 11.89 $ 11.89
2011 $ 11.08 $ 11.08 $ 11.08 $ 11.08
2010 $ 10.77 $ 10.77 $ 10.77 $ 10.77
2009 $ 9.75 $ 9.75 $ 9.75 $ 9.75
2008 $ 9.20 $ 9.20 $ 9.20 $ 9.20
2007 $ 9.00 $ 9.00 $ 9.00 $ 9.00
2006 $ 9.20 $ 9.20 $ 9.20 $ 9.20
2005 $ 9.96 $ 9.96 $ 9.96 $ 9.96
2004 $ 10.68 $ 10.68 $ 10.68 $ 10.68
2003 $ 11.47 $ 11.47 $ 11.47 $ 11.47
2002 $ 11.72 $ 11.72 $ 11.72 $ 11.72
2001 $ 13.75 $ 13.75 $ 13.75 $ 13.75
2000 $ 14.61 $ 14.61 $ 14.61 $ 14.61
1999 $ 14.74 $ 14.74 $ 14.74 $ 14.74
1998 $ 15.70 $ 15.70 $ 15.70 $ 15.70
$ 12.53
$ 12.53
$ 12.53
Tax Levies
In thousands.

Levy Type
FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16
Residential $47,803 $52,593 $53,617 $56,387 $58,437 $60,766 $64,702 $67,589
Open Space $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Commercial $4,619 $5,118 $5,332 $5,162 $5,406 $5,712 $6,109 $6,183
Industrial $1,822 $1,966 $2,020 $1,952 $1,942 $1,949 $2,150 $2,123
Personal Property $879 $1,022 $1,072 $1,157 $1,228 $1,266 $1,209 $1,233
Total $55,124 $60,700 $62,042 $64,660 $67,014 $69,695 $74,170 $77,130
Income Distribution 2014

 Total  Households       Families          Married-Couple Families  Non-Family Households
Median Income (dollars)  103,350  142,193  153,135  43,078
Less than $10,000 2.7%  0.9%
 0.2%
 8.4%
$10,000 - $14,999 2.4%
 0.5%
 0.0%
 7.4%
$15,000 - $24,999 5.1%  2.1%
 1.4%
 13.5%
$25,000 - $34,999 6.5%
 4.2%
 3.8%
 12.6%
$35,000 - $49,999 9.5%
 7.3%
 6.4%
 15.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 12.5%
 10.3%
 10.1%
 16.9%
$75-000 - $99,999 9.9%  9.5%
 9.4%
 11.8%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.2%  19.0%
 17.3%
 7.8%
$150,000 - $199,999 10.3%  14.1%
 14.8%
 1.5%
$200,000 or more 24.9%  32.1%
 36.7%
 4.8%
Total 100%  100%
 100%
 100%
Median Home Sale Prices
Year Residential Condominium
2011 $625,000 $603,550
2010 $631,000 $548,500
2009 $600,000 $252,000
2008 $632,500 $800,000
2007 $628,000 $353,500
2006 $625,000 $371,000
2005 $665,000 $399,950
2004 $617,500 $321,450
200 $599,000 $262,400
2002 $490,000 $245,250
2001 $412,500 $213,000
2000 $381,950 $180,000
1999 $336,500 $158,000
1998 $296,500 $144,000
1997 $251,250 $135,000
1996 $243,000 $130,500