Hopkinton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 8,121 people and just one neighborhood, Hopkinton is the 31st largest community in Rhode Island.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hopkinton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hopkinton is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopkinton who work in office and administrative support (12.53%), management occupations (10.04%) and sales jobs (8.64%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Hopkinton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hopkinton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Hopkinton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Hopkinton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hopkinton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hopkinton may be for you.
In Hopkinton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.