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Hopkinton, Massachusetts


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Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Introduction to Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Hopkinton, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 6 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts and 25 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boston metropolitan area. Hopkinton contains a population of approximately 13,346.

Hopkinton History

The first settlers in Hopkinton were John Eliot and a group of Indians. They settled here in 1660. Edward Hopkins, the colonial governor of Connecticut, left a legacy to Harvard College. The trustees of the legacy bought this land from Indians in the year 1710 and named the town after him. The town was officially incorporated on December 13, 1715. The first town meeting of Hopkinton took place on March 24, 1724 with thirty voters in the Price Mansion House.

Hopkinton and nearby Attractions

  • Hopkinton State Park
  • Whitehall State Park
  • Lake Maspenock
  • First Congregational Church of Hopkinton
  • St. John the Evangelist Church
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Things To Do In Hopkinton

There are countless things to do in the city. The city hosts various annual events as the starting point of the Boston Marathon is in Hopkinton, the Polyarts Festival and other events. The parks are great places to hang out with friends during leisure hours or engange in a game of basketball or football. You can also enjoy a wide variety of food in the city's various restaurants.

Hopkinton Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Hopkinton Higher Education

The college that serves the city is Framingham State College.

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High Points

Hopkinton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Hopkinton Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Hopkinton College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Hopkinton Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hopkinton People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Hopkinton Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Hopkinton Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Comparing Hopkinton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Age of the Population 5 2
Racial Diversity 3 7
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 1 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Short Commute Times 1 2

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
People Living Alone 1 2

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Hopkinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01748
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.228
Longitude -71.523

Hopkinton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station WEST MEDWAY
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
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Hopkinton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,346 100%
Male 6,586 49.3%
Female 6,760 50.7%
Under 18 4,417 33.1%
18+ 8,929 66.9%
65+ 917 6.9%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.33
White 12,856 96.3%
African-American 92 0.7%
Asian 221 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 0.1%
Other 39 0.3%
Mixed Race 112 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 177 1.3%

Estimated Hopkinton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 14,112
Growth 766
Growth % 5.7%

Hopkinton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 26.5%
Italian 14.5%
English 12.2%
German 7.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
French (except Basque) 5.5%
US/American 3.8%
Polish 3.6%
French Canadian 3%
Swedish 2.4%
Scottish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Russian 1.2%
British 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Armenian 0.7%
Lebanese 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
European 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Somalian 0.4%
Haitian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Albanian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
African 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hopkinton 13,346 $102,550
Ashland 14,674 $77,611
Holliston 13,801 $84,878
Milford 26,799 $61,029
Southborough 8,781 $119,454
Upton 5,642 $89,251
Westborough 17,997 $94,610

Hopkinton Public Libraries

Library
Hopkinton Public Library
13 MAIN STREET
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
(508) 497-9777

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90 HAYDEN ROWE STREET
508-497-9820
Serves 837 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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