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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 Population2,936
Male Share of the Population42.2%
Female Share of the Population57.8%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+1,472
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.9%
Median Earnings25+$52,213
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,425

Wealth

Median Family Income$119,773
% Above Poverty Level98.4%
% Below Poverty Level1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation12.3%

Housing

People Living Alone17%
Median Gross Rent$1,600
Median House Value$432,600

Ancestry

Irish22.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
French Except Basque16.1%
Italian11.9%
English9.9%
Russian5.9%
German4.6%
Greek4.1%
Scottish2.2%
Polish1.9%
Swedish1.7%
Welsh1.6%
Czech1.2%
Lithuanian0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Turkish0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Barbadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
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Hopkinton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1748
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.22
Approximate Longitude-71.52

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
Milford25,738$91,256
Upton2,792$108,902
Westborough4,013$116,413

Hopkinton Public Libraries

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

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Hopkinton Public Schools

Center
11 Ash Street
ZIP: 1748
(508) 497-9875
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Elmwood
14 Elm Street
ZIP: 1748
(508) 497-9860
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Hopkins Elementary School
104 Hayden Rowe Street
ZIP: 1748
(508) 497-9824
Middle
Total Enrollment 539
Hopkinton High
90 Hayden Rowe Street
ZIP: 1748
(508) 497-9820
High
Total Enrollment 1122
Hopkinton Middle School
88 Hayden Rowe Street
ZIP: 1748
(508) 497-9831
Middle
Total Enrollment 845
Hopkinton Pre-school
88 Hayden Rowe Street
ZIP: 1748
(508) 497-9806
Primary
Total Enrollment 49
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