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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.

People

Total Population 2,656
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,234
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $119,954
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 14.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,256
Median House Value $365,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
US/American 0.5%
English 14.6%
Irish 33.7%

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

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 17,159 $122,222
Holliston 14,197 $125,513
Milford 25,729 $81,458
Southborough 9,909 $168,952
Upton 3,028 $119,318
Westborough 4,158 $114,063

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

Hopkinton Public Libraries

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

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Hopkinton High Schools

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

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