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 18,470 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 92.17% 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 (17.93%), computer science and math (9.92%), and sales jobs (9.59%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.92% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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.

One downside of living in Hopkinton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hopkinton, the average commute to work is 34.79 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hopkinton. 71.88% 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 2018 was $68,734, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $274,936 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 Chinese.


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