Hull is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,144 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hull is the 182nd largest community in Massachusetts. Hull has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Housing costs in Hull 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.43% 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, Hull is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Hull is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Hull is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hull, the average commute to work is 32.98 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.
Despite being a small town, Hull has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Hull is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.68% of adults in Hull have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Hull in 2018 was $63,148, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,592 for a family of four.
The people who call Hull home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hull residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hull include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Hull is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.