Hopedale is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,950 people and just one neighborhood, Hopedale is the 232nd largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Hopedale was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Hopedale are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Hopedale is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hopedale is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopedale who work in management occupations (18.11%), office and administrative support (13.92%) and sales jobs (11.15%).
Also of interest is that Hopedale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Hopedale is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Hopedale is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hopedale’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Hopedale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.10 minutes every day commuting to work.