Scituate

Scituate is a charming coastal town with much to offer. Within commuting distance to Boston, Scituate offers a suburban feel with city amenities close by.

Scituate, Massachusetts, a picturesque coastal town covering approximately 17.2 square miles, offers a wonderful blend of historical charm and seaside tranquility. Home to a population of around 19,000 residents, Scituate provides a welcoming community atmosphere for all ages. Conveniently located just 25 miles southeast of Boston, it combines small-town charm with proximity to urban amenities. Scituate features a vibrant downtown with shops and restaurants. excellent schools, and lots of opportunity for outdoor recreation boating, beaching or exploring the myriad of green space. Commuting is a breeze, thanks to a commuter rail station that facilitates a smooth journey to Boston in under an hour. With its inviting beaches and New England charm, Scituate is a captivating coastal haven.

Scituate offers a diverse and attractive real estate landscape, catering to a range of preferences. The town's real estate market is characterized by a mix of architectural styles, including historic homes, Cape Cod-style residences, and modern constructions. Single-family homes dominate the market, offering various sizes and designs to accommodate different lifestyles. Waterfront properties along Scituate's scenic coastline are particularly prized, providing residents with a front-row seat to the town's natural beauty. Inland, tree-lined neighborhoods offer a more suburban atmosphere, often with spacious yards and a sense of community.

Scituate's real estate market also includes condominiums and townhouses, providing options for those seeking lower-maintenance living or a more compact footprint. 

Prospective buyers can explore a mix of new developments and established neighborhoods, each contributing to the town's diverse housing stock. While real estate prices may vary, the investment often comes with the promise of a close-knit community, excellent schools, and the allure of coastal living.

Overview for Scituate, MA

18,839 people live in Scituate, where the median age is 52.5 and the average individual income is $71,813.15. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

18,839

Total Population

52.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$71,813.15

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Scituate, MA

Scituate has 7,642 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Scituate do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 18,839 people call Scituate home. The population density is 1,094.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

18,839

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

52.5

Median Age

48.19 / 51.81%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,642

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$71,813.15

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Scituate, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Scituate. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Hatherly Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Jenkins Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Wampatuck Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Cushing Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
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