Hopkinton, MA
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Hopkinton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,674 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 91.96% 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 (17.92%), sales jobs (13.78%), and office and administrative support (8.96%).

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 7.81% 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Hopkinton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hopkinton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hopkinton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 34.75 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.

Even though Hopkinton is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hopkinton. 64.95% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hopkinton in 2010 was $55,334, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,336 for a family of four.

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 Italian, English, German, and French .

The most common language spoken in Hopkinton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Urdu and Chinese.

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