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 13,154 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kingston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kingston is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingston who work in management occupations (14.21%), sales jobs (10.98%) and teaching (8.45%).
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.
One downside of living in Kingston is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kingston, the average commute to work is 32.18 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Kingston are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.56% of adults in Kingston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kingston in 2010 was $36,864, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,456 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 Irish, English, Italian, German, French and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Kingston is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,625|
|KINGSTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||80.77%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||19.23%|
|TYPE OF KINGSTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||79.05%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.88%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.33%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.35%|
|SIZE OF KINGSTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.25%|
|AGE OF KINGSTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||8.53%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||51.31%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||18.40%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||21.76%|
|KINGSTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$418,115|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,481|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||3.91%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||3.47%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||5.36%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||20.28%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||35.36%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||15.71%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||12.32%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||2.47%|
|PEOPLE OF KINGSTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.42%|
|5 TO 17||17.07%|
|18 TO 24||9.48%|
|25 TO 34||8.17%|
|35 TO 54||31.08%|
|55 TO 64||13.44%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.34%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.61%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$86,339|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$36,864|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.29%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (13.51%)
Public Service (7.18%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.12%)
Information Technology (2.02%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.04%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.19%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.12%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.09%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (36.58%)
French Canadian (3.51%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (93.98%)
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