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Welcome to Abington ...

Abington is located in Plymouth County.

The location of Abington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Abington has a population of 16,396 people<2> (see below for details).

Abington was settled in 1668 and was incorporated in 1712.

Abington is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Abington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Abington: (781) & (339)<4>

The ZIP code for Abington: 02351<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Abington had a population of 15,985 people. This makes Abington the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Abington represents 0.24% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 121st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,985 people, the population of Abington increased 9.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,605 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Abington had an population of 16,396 people. This is an increase of 2.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.26% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Abington.

Communities near Abington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Abington and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Boston   [Map]   685,094   N   18 miles [29 km]
Braintree   [Map]   37,156   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brookline   [Map]   59,157   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Needham   [Map]   30,999   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Norwood   [Map]   29,195   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Plymouth   [Map]   59,885   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Abington.

Communities Also Named Abington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Abington - they are located in Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Abington.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abington. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abington. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abington. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Abington:

Websites for Abington ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abington ...

Looking for more information about Abington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Abington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Abington, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Abington.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abington.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Abington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Abington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1048, Longitude: -70.9453     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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