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Population (year 2000): 17,863. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,120 (+1.4% change)
Males: 8,523 (47.7%), Females: 9,340 (52.3%)

Median resident age: 40.7 years
Median household income: $70,868 (year 2000)
Median house value: $276,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Scituate:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (44.2%), English (17.9%), Italian (14.4%), German (8.6%), United States (4.9%), French (4.9%).

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Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 4.1 square miles

Scituate,

For population 25 years and over in Scituate

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 38.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scituate town

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

3.8% Foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.9% Africa, 0.5% North America, 0.4% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (14.6 miles Weymouth, pop. 53,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (26.1 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (241.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Scituate, Scituate, MA North (2.8 miles Hills, MA (3.1 miles Marshfield MA (4.6 miles Norwell, MA (6.0 miles Cohasset, MA (6.8 miles Marshfield, Pembroke, MA North (7.2 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 48 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 1997: 46 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $275,600
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $285,900
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $269,200
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $288,500
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $312,400

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 70.73 W

Area codes: 781, 339

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.1%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.9%), Retail trade (10.3%).


 

Crime in Scituate by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 1 0 2 0 1
    per 100,000 16.8 5.6 0.0 11.2 0.0 5.6
Robberies 1 0 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 5.6 0.0 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 16 6 13 16 4 18
    per 100,000 89.6 33.6 72.8 89.6 22.4 100.8
Burglaries 47 21 29 34 38 42
    per 100,000 263.1 117.6 162.3 190.3 212.7 235.1
Thefts 2 84 103 67 100 117
    per 100,000 11.2 470.2 576.6 375.1 559.8 655.0
Auto thefts 6 8 5 12 9 21
    per 100,000 33.6 44.8 28.0 67.2 50.4 117.6
47.9 39.6 52.9 56.1 45.8 74.5


Average climate in Scituate, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Scituate,

Scituate-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the Scituate city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 54.6 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Samuel Woodworth - novelist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Scituate:
  • SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA)
  • HEALTHSOUTH BRAINTREE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; BRAINTREE, MA)
  • NORTHEAST SPECIALTY HOSP BRAINTREE (about 19 miles; BRAINTREE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Scituate:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 22 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 43 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • BARNSTABLE MUNI-BOARDMAN/POLANDO FIELD (about 49 miles; HYANNIS, MA; ID: HYA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Scituate:
  • MARSHFIELD MUNICIPAL - GEORGE HARLOW FIELD (about 9 miles; MARSHFIELD, MA; ID: 3B2)
  • CRANLAND (about 14 miles; HANSON, MA; ID: 28M)
  • MONPONSETT POND (about 15 miles; HALIFAX, MA; ID: MA6)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scituate:
  • QUINCY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; QUINCY, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,528)
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; BROCKTON, MA; FT enrollment: 4,161)
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 22 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; FT enrollment: 6,843)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (about 25 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 9,248)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 25 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (about 26 miles; SALEM, MA; FT enrollment: 5,917)
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
Public primary/middle schools in Scituate:
  • SCITUATE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 869; Location: 606 C J CUSHING HWY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • JENKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 595; Location: 54 VINAL AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GATES INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 531; Location: 327 FIRST PARISH RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WAMPATUCK ELEMENTARY (Students: 415; Location: 266 TILDEN RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HATHERLY ELEMENTARY (Students: 374; Location: 72 ANN VINAL RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CUSHING ELEMENTARY (Students: 359; Location: 1 ABERDEEN DR; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Scituate:
  • MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 46 WATCH HILL DR; Grades: UG - UG)
  • TEACHING LEARNING CENTER (Students: 25; Location: PO BOX 291; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Scituate:
  • SCITUATE TOWN LIBRARY (Operating income: $555,587; Location: 85 BRANCH ST.; 68,737 books; 3,946 audio materials; 1,957 video materials; 192 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Scituate: Satuit Boat Club (A), Scituate Country Club (B), Scituate Town Pier (C), Widows Walk Golf Course (D).

Cemeteries: Meeting House Lane Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2).

Reservoirs and swamps: Old Oaken Bucket Pond (A), Scituate Harbor Marshes (B), North River Marsh (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Satuit Brook (A).

Beach: Peggotty Beach (A).


Scituate compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Scituate:
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPLM (1390 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scituate:
  • WATD-FM (95.9 FM; MARSHFIELD, MA; Owner: MARSHFIELD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Scituate:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)

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