Community Data

Useful Statistics

For a community snapshot, search Weymouth's At-a-glance Report through the Massachusetts Department of Revenue's Division of Local Services (DLS). Additional resources for local data include MetroBoston DataCommonOur Healthy Mass, South Shore Health Compass, Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report, and Weymouth Healthy Aging Study.

General Information
Source
Year Settled
1622
Year Incorporated
1635
County
Norfolk
Congressional District
8th
Land Area (sq. mi.)
17.0
Water Front (mi.)
12.5
Roads (2016 mi.)
180.94
Publicly-Accepted Roads (2016 mi.)
145.69
State Highway (2016 mi.)
15.55
Demographics & Social Characteristics
Source
Total Population
55,601
Persons under 18 yrs.
19.4%
Persons 60 yrs. and older
24.1%
Median Age (yrs.)
42.6
Foreign Born Persons
10.3%
Civilian Veterans
7.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
(persons age 25+)
33.7%
Language other than English spoken at home
(persons age 5+)
13.4%
Registered Voters (2017)
36,946
Students Enrolled (public ed. PK-12)
6,289
First Language not English
(public ed. PK-12)
9.8%
English Language Learners
(public ed. PK-12)
3.4%
Economic & Housing Characteristics
Source
Labor Force

 

31,093
Employed Population
29,859
Unemployment Rate
(not seasonally adjusted)
4.0%
Employer Establishments
(private ownership, all industries)
1,430
Average Monthly Employment
17,344
Average Weekly Wage
(all establishments for all industries)
$1,031
Registered Motor Vehicles (2014)
49,247
Mean Travel Time to Work (min.)
33.1
Public Transit to Work
(workers age 16+)
8.6%
Building Permits Issued for New Construction
(annual avg. FY13-17)
129
Housing Units
23,789
Occupied Housing Units
22,891

New Housing Units Built

(5-yr period, 2012-17)

1,042US Building Permit Survey
Owner-Occupied Units
(percent of occupied housing units)
64.2%
Renter-Occupied Units
(percent of occupied housing units)
35.8%
Subsidized Housing Units - Chapter 40B
(percent of 2010 Census housing units total)
7.6%
One-Unit, Detached Structures
(percent of housing units)
55.5%
Structures with 20 or more units
(percent of housing units)
18.9%
Utility Gas Heated Units
(percent of occupied housing units)
46.3%
Electric Heated Units
(percent of occupied housing units)
20.8%
Fuel Oil Heated Units
(percent of occupied housing units)
30.0%
Occupied Units with two or more vehicles
(percent of occupied housing units)
37.4%
Households
22,891
Median Household Income
$69,744
Average Single Family Tax Bill (FY18)
$4,441
Persons below poverty level
6.1%
Persons with no health insurance coverage
2.5%
Persons with SNAP benefits in the past 12 months
11.0%
Persons with Supplemental Security Income
5.6%
Land Use (2014)
Source
Low Density Residential R-1
(single family)
47.5%
Low Density Residential R-2
(mixed low-density residential and office)
0.7%
High Density Residential R-3
(garden-type multiple)
2.1%
High Density Residential R-4
(multiple)
1.7%
Neighborhood Center District NCD
0.2%
Limited Business B-1
3.2%
General Business B-2
0.9%
Highway Transition HT
0.9%
Medical Services District MSD
0.3%
Industrial Park I-1
2.5%
General Industrial I-2
1.0%
Planned Industrial Park PIP
0.4%
Planned Office Park POP
1.6%
Public, Semi-Public & Open Space POS
14.6%
Village Center Overlay District VC
0.2%
Union Point
6.0%
Total Land for Residential Use
R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4
52.0%
Total Land for Commercial and Industrial Use
B-1, B-2, MSD, I-1, I-2, PIP, POP
9.9%
Total Land for Mixed Use
NCD, HT, VC
1.3%