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 13,301 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 (12.65%), sales jobs (10.56%), and office and administrative support (9.90%).
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.
One downside of living in Kingston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.98 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Kingston is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.20% of adults in Kingston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kingston in 2010 was $35,190, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,760 for a family of four. However, Kingston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Italian, English, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Kingston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.