Hull, MA
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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. Much of the housing stock in Hull was built prior to World War II, 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.

Hull is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.21% 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 (14.41%), sales jobs (14.13%), and management occupations (12.63%).

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.

One of the nice things about Hull is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Hull, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.96 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 addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

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

The education level of Hull ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hull, 41.95% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Hull in 2010 was $44,435, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,740 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 Asian. 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 Spanish and Portuguese.