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Overview

Introduction to Hopkinton, Rhode Island

Hopkinton, Rhode Island, in Washington county, is 25 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 72 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the New London - Norwich metropolitan area. Hopkinton has a population of approximately 7,836.

Hopkinton History

Hopkinton is named for one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independance, Stephen Hopkins. The historic town, which was incorporated in 1757, contains the villages of Rockville, Ashaway, Hope Valley, and Bradford. Among the notable residents of the town are Billy Gilman, the youngest country western star and John Wilbur, Quaker minister. The town is part of Washington County, which was originally known by the name Kings County and became Washington County in 1781. In Rhode Island, Washington County is also known by the name South County.

Hopkinton and Nearby Attractions

  • Enchanted Forest
  • Fort Griswold State Park
  • Tomaquag Museum
  • Monte Cristo Cottage
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo

Things To Do In Hopkinton

Some of the popular attractions near Hopkinton are Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Essex Steam Train, and Fall River Carousel. Opportunities for recreation are available at Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Misquamicut State Beach, and Goddard Memorial State Park. Mountain biking, hiking, camping, and fishing may be enjoyed at Hopeville Pond State Park. The exhibits at Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center portray the life and history of Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Museums including Prudence Crandall Museum, U.S. Coast Guard Museum, and South County Museum may also be visited.

Hopkinton Transportation

Flights are available at Westerly State Airport.

Hopkinton Higher Education

Colleges closest to Hopkinton include the University of Rhode Island, Mitchell College, and Three Rivers Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,113
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+4,611
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married54.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,234
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,129
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,283

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,109
% Above Poverty Level95%
% Below Poverty Level5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$695
Median House Value$250,800

Ancestry

Italian20.8%
English20.7%
Irish17.4%
French Except Basque12.4%
German10.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
Polish7.7%
Portuguese6.9%
Canadian4.7%
Scottish4.6%
Swedish3.7%
Norwegian1.8%
Lithuanian1.6%
Danishn1.4%
Cape Verdean1.3%
African1.3%
Hungarian1.3%
Austrian1.2%
Dutch1%
Finnish0.9%
Russian0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Hopkinton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes2833
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.48
Approximate Longitude-71.77

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)

StationKINGSTON
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationNEWPORT ROSE
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp48 to 62 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance27 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
Charlestown7,776$86,250
Kingston6,891$112,188
Richmond7,618$98,289
South Kingstown30,651$100,015
West Greenwich6,112$93,548
Westerly22,655$73,713
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