Hopkinton, MA
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Living in Hopkinton


Hopkinton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,269 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hopkinton is the 128th largest community in Massachusetts.

Hopkinton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Hopkinton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hopkinton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hopkinton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopkinton who work in management occupations (18.15%), sales jobs (11.94%), and teaching (9.52%).

Also of interest is that Hopkinton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Hopkinton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.14% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Hopkinton 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.

Hopkinton 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, Hopkinton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Hopkinton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.87 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Hopkinton, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hopkinton is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hopkinton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hopkinton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.17% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hopkinton in 2010 was $60,222, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,888 for a family of four.

Hopkinton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hopkinton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hopkinton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hopkinton include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Hopkinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.


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