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Overview

Introduction to Hopedale, Massachusetts

Hopedale, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 12 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 29 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Hopedale History

Hopedale was settled in 1660 and adopted its present name on August 26, 1841. It was named by Adin Ballou, who founded the community. Established in 1842 upon socialist and Christian ideologies, Hopedale was incorporated as a town in 1886. Prior to its incorporation, the town was part of Milford. The women of the town were first permitted to swim at the town beach in 1905.

Hopedale and Nearby Attractions

  • Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
  • Hudson Historical Society Museum
  • Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
  • Slater Mill Historic Site
  • Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides

Things To Do In Hopedale

The Whitehall State Park is close to the town and offers facilities for boating and fishing. People may also visit parks like Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Quaddick State Park, Cochituate State Park, and Douglas State Forest. There are numerous museums near Hopedale, including, Worcester Art Museum, Ecotarium, Worcester Historical Museum and Library, and Higgins Armory Museum.

Hopedale Transportation

Flights are available from Worcester Regional Airport.

Hopedale Higher Education

The closest colleges to Hopedale include Framingham State College, College of the Holy Cross, and Bryant College.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,812
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+2,096
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married50.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.9%
Median Earnings25+$53,327
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,944

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,304
% Above Poverty Level98.7%
% Below Poverty Level1.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home9.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,128
Median House Value$276,800

Ancestry

Irish33.7%
Italian32%
English16.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
French Except Basque5.5%
Canadian3.9%
German3.9%
Polish3.6%
Brazilian2.1%
Scottish2.1%
Portuguese2%
African2%
Cape Verdean2%
Welsh1.9%
Lebanese1.5%
Arab1.5%
Latvian1%
Czech1%
Estonian1%
US/American1%
Swiss0.5%
Maltese0.5%
Russian0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Slovene0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
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Hopedale Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City29 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1747
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.13
Longitude-71.541

Hopedale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellingham5,376$93,679
Mendon5,963$131,473
Milford25,701$86,944
Northbridge16,381$88,898
Upton2,998$107,350
Uxbridge13,765$96,378

Hopedale Public Libraries

Bancroft Memorial Library
50 HOPEDALE STREET
Hopedale, Massachusetts
(508) 634-2209

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Hopedale Public Schools

Memorial
6 Prospect St
(508) 634-2214
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Hopedale Jr Sr High
25 Adin St
(508) 634-2217
High
Total Enrollment 523
Park Street School
6 Park St
(508) 634-2214
Primary
Total Enrollment 102
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