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Overview

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 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
  • Vineyard Church in Hopkinton

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 engage 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,794
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+1,425
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.3%
Median Earnings25+$52,367
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,667

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,375
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation14.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,473
Median House Value$398,600

Ancestry

Irish27.2%
English15%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.9%
Italian13.5%
French Except Basque9.7%
Russian6%
German4.4%
Greek3.8%
Polish3.8%
Welsh2%
Scottish1.9%
Canadian1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Portuguese1.4%
Finnish0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Turkish0.6%
Albanian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Romanian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Hopkinton Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City25 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1748
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.228
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)

StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance8 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
Distance14.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashland17,420$122,210
Holliston14,324$127,250
Milford25,701$86,944
Southborough9,968$165,417
Upton2,998$107,350
Westborough4,057$116,985

Hopkinton Public Libraries

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

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Hopkinton Public Schools

Center
11 Ash St
(508) 497-9875
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Hopkins Elementary School
104 Hayden Rowe St
(508) 497-9824
Middle
Total Enrollment 523
Elmwood
14 Elm St
(508) 497-9860
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Hopkinton Middle School
88 Hayden Rowe St
(508) 497-9831
Middle
Total Enrollment 815
Hopkinton High
90 Hayden Rowe St
(508) 497-9820
High
Total Enrollment 1069
Hopkinton Pre-school
88 Hayden Rowe St
(508) 497-9806
Primary
Total Enrollment 48
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