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Welcome to Abington ...

Abington is located in Plymouth County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Abington has a population of 16,516 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) and (339)<4>

The ZIP code for Abington: 02351<5>

Websites for Abington ...

Official Website: www.abingtonmass.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Abington had an population of 16,516 people. This is an increase of 3.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.08% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Abington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Abington.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Abington
    • Estimated population in 2018: 694,583 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Abington
    • Estimated population in 2018: 94,580 people
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  • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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    • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Abington
    • Estimated population in 2018: 60,803 people
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  • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Abington
    • Estimated population in 2018: 59,310 people
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    • Taunton [Bristol County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Abington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 57,296 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Abington
      • Estimated population in 2017: 56,664 people
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    • Braintree [Norfolk County]
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      • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Abington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 37,250 people
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    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Abington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 34,398 people
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    • Needham [Norfolk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Abington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 31,248 people
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    • Norwood [Norfolk County]
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      • Norwood [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Abington
      • Estimated population in 2018: 29,327 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Abington.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abington. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Abington.

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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Massachusetts

About Plymouth County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Abington: www.abingtonmass.com/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Plymouth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Abington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 42.1057, Longitude: -70.9463    
<7>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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