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Abington is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Abington is 42.104N. The longitude is -70.945W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,605.


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Median household income
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$57,100
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Abington demographic reports
Paul Revere of Boston worked at the Abington foundry.

Abolitionist center in the mid-1800s.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 50. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ames Nowell State Park
Sports teams: Lock Monsters (AHL)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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6% of Abington residents report German ancestry, and 33% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Abington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Abington was $23,380, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Abington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Abington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $644.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,337.


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Libraries in Abington include Abington Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Abington include Abington Mariner

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The average commute time for Abington workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Abington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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