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 10,491 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hull is the 175th largest community in Massachusetts. Hull has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
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.
Hull is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hull is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hull who work in office and administrative support (14.68%), management occupations (13.11%), and sales jobs (12.06%).
Also of interest is that Hull has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Hull 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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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 35.34 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 addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Hull’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
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.
The citizens of Hull are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.58% of adults in Hull have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hull in 2010 was $43,162, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,648 for a family of four. However, Hull contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Hull include Italian, English, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Hull is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.