Scituate, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 5,245.
Population change since 2000: +3.5%
Males: 2,340  (44.6%)
Females: 2,905  (55.4%)
Median resident age:

51.8 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 02066.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $142,602 (it was $62,392 in 2000)
Scituate:

$142,602
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $66,006 (it was $29,845 in 2000)

Scituate CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $578,168 (it was $271,500 in 2000)
Scituate:

$578,168
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $585,194; detached houses: $575,494; townhouses or other attached units: $696,367; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $494,977

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,106.

March 2019 cost of living index in Scituate: 134.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.7%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Scituate, MA (2019)
    • 5,34295.0%White alone
    • 891.6%Other race alone
    • 440.8%Hispanic
    • 390.7%Two or more races

Races in Scituate detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Scituate, Massachusetts as of September 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Scituate is 1,848 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Scituate by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.0)
1
(5.5)
2
(10.9)
3
(16.5)
1
(5.4)
4
(21.3)
2
(10.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.6)
2
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(27.4)
1
(5.4)
3
(16.5)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(98.7)
12
(66.2)
16
(89.5)
23
(127.6)
30
(165.4)
32
(175.4)
20
(108.7)
18
(98.7)
22
(119.7)
11
(58.6)
12
(63.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(224.9)
50
(276.0)
46
(257.3)
66
(366.0)
49
(270.1)
51
(279.5)
34
(184.8)
26
(142.6)
23
(125.1)
8
(42.6)
7
(37.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
103
(565.0)
113
(623.8)
140
(783.0)
159
(881.8)
158
(870.9)
135
(740.0)
169
(918.7)
105
(576.0)
75
(407.9)
54
(287.8)
50
(266.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(38.4)
4
(22.1)
10
(55.9)
19
(105.4)
16
(88.2)
11
(60.3)
5
(27.2)
4
(21.9)
7
(38.1)
1
(5.3)
5
(26.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
2
(11.2)
4
(22.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
6
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
City-Data.com crime index61.259.382.398.2102.7101.783.972.658.043.736.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Scituate, MA

Crime rate in Scituate detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 38 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Scituate, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (39.2%), Italian (11.4%), German (8.3%), Brazilian (7.4%), Portuguese (5.6%), English (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1636

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 4.09 square miles.

Population density: 1,281 people per square mile   (low).

Scituate, Massachusetts map

579 residents are foreign born (4.0% North America, 3.0% Latin America, 1.3% Europe, 1.1% Africa).

This place:

10.3%
Massachusetts:

16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $6,988 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $6,800 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Weymouth Town, MA (10.9 miles , pop. 53,743).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (20.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (187.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

North Scituate, MA (1.5 miles ),
Marshfield Hills, MA (1.8 miles ),
Norwell, MA (2.3 miles ),
Cohasset, MA (2.3 miles ),
Marshfield, MA (2.6 miles ),
North Pembroke, MA (2.6 miles ),
Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, MA (2.7 miles ),
Hanover, MA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 70.73 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +485 (+8.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 847 (28.7%)

Area codes: 781, 339

Distribution of median household income in Scituate, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Scituate, MA in 2019
Scituate satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2007: 55 buildings, average cost: $270,700
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $315,800
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $358,500
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $313,800
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $296,200
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $326,000
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $288,300
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $286,100
  • 2015: 35 buildings, average cost: $318,800
  • 2016: 35 buildings, average cost: $357,800
  • 2017: 40 buildings, average cost: $313,700
  • 2018: 40 buildings, average cost: $429,100
  • 2019: 41 buildings, average cost: $408,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Scituate, MA residents
Average permit cost in Scituate, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Historical population in Scituate, MA
Historical housing units in Scituate, MA
Most common industries in Scituate, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.7%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (11.6%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.4%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Scituate, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Top executives (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Registered nurses (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (8.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Financial managers (3.9%)

Average climate in Scituate, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Scituate, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.238. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.238
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.67. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.67
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.21
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Scituate-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.0 miles away from the Scituate place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scituate-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 219.3 miles away from Scituate center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 100.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 218.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scituate topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Scituate:

  • CARDIGAN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (59 COUNTRY WAY)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF THE SOUTH SHORE (309 DRIFTWAY BOX 830)
  • SCITUATE OCEAN MANOR (309 DRIFTWAY)

Amtrak station near Scituate:

  • 20 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plant near Scituate:

  • 17 miles: Pilgrim in Plymouth, MA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scituate:

  • Quincy College (about 15 miles; Quincy, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,184)
  • Massasoit Community College (about 16 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 5,442)
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston (about 18 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 12,625)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 19 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Stonehill College (about 20 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Curry College (about 20 miles; Milton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Suffolk University (about 21 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 6,982)

Public high school in Scituate:

Public elementary/middle schools in Scituate:

Private elementary/middle school in Scituate:

  • INLY SCHOOL (Students: 255, Location: 46 WATCH HILL DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Scituate

Library in Scituate:

  • SCITUATE TOWN LIBRARY (Operating income: $928,113; Location: 85 BRANCH ST.; 87,313 books; 6,462 audio materials; 3,293 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 185 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Scituate: James Landing (A), Satuit Boat Club (B), Scituate Country Club (C), Scituate Town Pier (D), Widows Walk Golf Course (E), Scituate Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Meeting House Lane Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Old Oaken Bucket Pond (A), North River Marsh (B), Scituate Harbor Marshes (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Satuit Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Beach: Peggotty Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Maritime Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 301 Driftway).

Courts: Scituate Town - Town Offices- Animal Control Officer (604 Chief Justice Cushin), Scituate Town - School Dept- Schools- Wampatuck School (266 Tilden Road), Scituate Town - Fire Dept- Business Only (149 First Parish Road), Scituate Town - Town Offices- Public Works- Water (359 Country Way), Scituate Town - Harbormaster (100 Cole Parkway), Scituate Town - School Dept- Schools- Hatherly School (72 Ann Vinal Road), Scituate Town - School Dept- Schools- Gates School (327 First Parish Road).

Birthplace of: Ryan Whitney - Ice hockey player, William Cushing - Federal judge, Brittany Brown - Female professional wrestler, Dave Silk - Ice hockey player, Peter Tolan - Television director, Thomas Clap - Fifth rector and first president of Yale College, William P. Brooks - Agronomist, Albert Hamilton Gordon - Entrepreneur and philanthropist, John Wanton - Rhode Island colonial governor, Samuel Woodworth - novelist.

Plymouth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Scituate and their reported violations in the past:

SCITUATE WATER DIVISION (Population served: 18,342, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-30-2006)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
RAYMOND WOODS TOWNHOUSES (Serves ME, Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.3%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.5%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
57 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Scituate (2011 data):

  • Scituate Federal Savings Bank: at 72 Front Street, branch established on 1928/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $261.5 mil, Deposits: $218.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • South Coastal Bank: Scituate Branch at 54 Front Street, branch established on 1957/11/12. Info updated 2010/07/20: Bank assets: $268.5 mil, Deposits: $207.0 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mountainone Financial Partners, Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Scituate Branch at 10 Front Street, branch established on 1985/09/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Rockland Trust Company: Scituate Branch at 77 Front Street, branch established on 1920/03/22. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Scituate:

Marital status in Scituate, MA
  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Scituate:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.4%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Scituate
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Scituate, MA (based on Plymouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic165,98535
Mainline Protestant23,72491
Evangelical Protestant13,15996
Other6,12943
Orthodox1,1403
Black Protestant6115
None284,171-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 85
Here:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Plymouth County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 139
Here:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 361
Plymouth County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Plymouth County:

7.9%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

21.7%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.4%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.6%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Massachusetts:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Scituate:

9.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.4%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Scituate:

57.2%
Massachusetts:

57.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.0%
Massachusetts:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Scituate, MA Residents

5.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($973 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.02%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Norfolk County, MA  1.54% ($73,217 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.77% ($54,989)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.74% ($92,003)


5.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Norfolk County, MA  1.04% ($61,444 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.94% ($49,456)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.53% ($68,598)
Businesses in Scituate, MA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Jones New York1
Dunkin Donuts2Nike1
FedEx2UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Scituate:

  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 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)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPLM (1390 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)

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.)
  • 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.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

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)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Scituate: William H. Osborne.

Scituate fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Scituate fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.9mTotal length
  • $4,027,000Total costs
  • 18,900Total average daily traffic
  • 1,143Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,274Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Scituate)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Police Dept (Lat: 42.197611 Lon: -70.769222), Call Sign: WBP535, Licensee ID: L00025622,
    Assigned Frequencies: 485.987 MHz, 485.987 MHz, 486.037 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/1997, Expiration Date: 02/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Certifier: John C Rooney Jr, Registrant: Scituate, Town Of, 604 Chief Justice Cushing, Scituate, MA 02066, Phone: (617) 545-1212
  • 331 Gannett Rd (Lat: 42.204278 Lon: -70.788389), Call Sign: KCU635,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHz, Grant Date: 10/14/1997, Expiration Date: 11/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2001, Registrant: Anderson Fuel Inc, 331 Gannett Rd, North Scituate, MA 02060
  • 340 Driftway (Lat: 42.189556 Lon: -70.757806), Call Sign: KNCV287, Licensee ID: L00081022,
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.875 MHz, Grant Date: 02/18/1997, Expiration Date: 02/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Ralph A Smith, 340 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02040, Phone: (617) 545-9293
  • Lat: 42.177194 Lon: -70.738194, Call Sign: WQEX403,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.912 MHz, 458.912 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2006, Expiration Date: 05/09/2016, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2016, Certifier: Todd Hugill, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • 460 First Parrish Road (Lat: 42.200083 Lon: -70.769028), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQXN254,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 04/19/2016, Expiration Date: 04/19/2026, Certifier: Paul Donlan, Registrant: Primex Wireless Inc, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Scituate)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1852Y, N1852Y, N-1852Y, Serial Number: 17249452, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 12/01/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Brian K Jones, 6 Michael Ave, Scituate, MA 02066
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2507G, N2507G, N-2507G, Serial Number: 51807, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 01/31/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gary M Jr Trustee Banks, 128 Indian Trl, Scituate, MA 02066, Other Owners: Florence L Trustee Banks
  • Aircraft: PAUL F PRUDENTE ROTORWAY A600 TALON (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTORWAY RI 600 (150 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 423PP, N423PP, N-423PP, Serial Number: 8148, Year manufactured: 2018, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Paul F Prudente, 36 Walnut Hill Dr, Scituate, MA 02066
  • Aircraft: BEECH F33A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5581T, N5581T, N-5581T, Serial Number: CE-1350, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/1989, Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/2020
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Timothy M Christenson, 3 Eagle Nest Rd, Scituate, MA 02066, Other Owners: Simone P Christenson
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6932K, N6932K, N-6932K, Serial Number: 20-36, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 05/05/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 11/23/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Brian K Jones, 6 Michael Ave, Scituate, MA 02066
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8878C, N8878C, N-8878C, Serial Number: 22-1488, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 10/20/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Brian K Jones, 6 Michael Ave, Scituate, MA 02066
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540F1 SERIE (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 141TM, N141TM, N-141TM, Serial Number: 1216, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 10/27/2009
    Registrant (Corporation): Ryan Rotors Inc, 400 First Parish Rd, Scituate, MA 02066
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/31/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$317,41829$325,865165$326,81213$195,9451$843,59019$305,972
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$174,2201$309,3209$311,4912$123,1750$01$287,920
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$339,2702$600,91026$349,1232$74,8850$01$459,700
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$188,8906$280,07718$314,2082$259,4950$04$254,300
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$323,3808$403,3811$24,4500$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5052.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$404,9854$333,005
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$235,3501$496,380
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$451,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$223,120
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5052.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Scituate, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Scituate, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 79. The highest number of fires - 116 took place in 2005, and the least - 38 in 2014. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Scituate, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.5%), and Outside Fires (39.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Scituate, MA
    • 61245.5%Structure Fires
    • 53539.8%Outside Fires
    • 1138.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 856.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scituate, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Scituate, MA
  • 60.6%Utility gas
  • 30.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Electricity
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
  • 1.0%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Scituate, MA
  • 60.5%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 10.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Scituate compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.

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  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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