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Overview

Introduction to Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Hopkinton, New Hampshire, in Merrimack county, is 17 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 65 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town’s population is approximately 5,399.

Hopkinton History

Hopkinton was originally inhabited by the Pennacook Indians. The Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher granted the land to settlers from Hopkinton, Massachusetts in 1735. Early settlers named the town New Hopkinton. It was incorporated by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1765.

Hopkinton and nearby Attractions

  • Hopkinton - Everett Lakes
  • Little Nature Museum
  • Kaleidoscope Children's Museum
  • Clough State Park
  • Museum Of New Hampshire History
  • Franklin Pierce Homestead

Things To Do In Hopkinton

Hopkinton has several parks, including the Drew Lake Recreation Area, the Elm Brook Recreation Area and the Stumpfield-Mudgett Recreation Area. The First Congregational Church, Saint Mary's Church and Saint Andrews Episcopal Church are the local churches. The Duston Country Club provides excellent facilities for golfers, while book lovers can visit the New Hampshire Antiquarian Society Library, the William H. Long Memorial Library or the Bates Library. The town hosts the Hopkinton State Fair every year during the Labor Day weekend.

Hopkinton Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Hopkinton Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at New Hampshire College, Keene State College and Plymouth State College.

People

Total Population 5,602
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,148
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.8%
Median Earnings25+ $46,630
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,689

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,953
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 15.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 17%
Median Gross Rent $1,000
Median House Value $271,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
US/American 0%
English 40.7%
Irish 15.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hopkinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Merrimack
Standard Zip Codes 03229
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.191
Longitude -71.675

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 WEARE
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Station BLACKWATER DAM
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station FRANKLIN FALLS DAM
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 42.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boscawen 3,954 $65,182
Bow 7,645 $112,759
Concord 42,537 $77,196
Dunbarton 2,791 $94,712
Henniker 4,849 $80,845
Weare 8,883 $90,444

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hopkinton Public Libraries

Library
Hopkinton Town Library
161 HOUSTON DRIVE
Hopkinton, New Hampshire
(603) 746-3663

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Hopkinton High Schools

HOPKINTON HIGH SCHOOL
297 PARK AVE
603-746-4167
Serves 369 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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