Kingston 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 13,723 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kingston is the 153rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Kingston 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.
Kingston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kingston is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingston who work in management occupations (13.33%), office and administrative support (10.08%), and teaching (9.63%).
Also of interest is that Kingston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Kingston is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Kingston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Kingston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Kingston 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.
In Kingston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.16 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Kingston ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Kingston, 43.70% 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 Kingston in 2010 was $37,695, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,780 for a family of four.
The people who call Kingston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kingston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kingston include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Kingston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Portuguese.