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 13,863 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.
Unlike some towns, Kingston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kingston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kingston is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingston who work in management occupations (13.79%), office and administrative support (11.16%), and sales jobs (9.41%).
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.
One of the nice things about Kingston 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 Kingston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.96 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.
Even though Kingston is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Kingston are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.48% of adults in Kingston 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 Kingston in 2018 was $42,418, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,672 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 Asian. 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 Spanish and Portuguese.