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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Hopkinton is a suburb of Boston with a population of 17,178. Hopkinton is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Hopkinton offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Hopkinton there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Hopkinton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Hopkinton are highly rated.
About Hopkinton...
Population
17,178

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$581,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,740
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Hopkinton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    156.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    5.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Hopkinton

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$166,156
National
$55,322
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Hopkinton Reviews

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Reading some of the more recent reviews, it’s clear that a particular individual with egomaniacal tendencies decided to trash the town on their way out. My family moved to Hopkinton recently and we could not be more pleased with our decision. There are ample gorgeous public areas for hiking and outdoor activities, coupled with socioeconomic diversity we did not find in other Boston suburbs we considered. The racial diversity is increasing and our neighbors and the town in general have been incredibly welcoming. Being one of the safest suburbs in the country with a top shelf school system makes this a great town to raise a family. A town is what you make of it!
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An ideal environment to raise a family. Hopkinton is incredibly safe (voted safest town in America by Safewise in 2019), with amazing schools (perenially top 10 in the state with the best schools in America), educated and kind neighbors, and tons of beautiful public outdoor spaces. We moved here 2 years ago and could not be more happy with the decision.
Hopkinton, MA is the starting line of the Boston Marathon and boasts the claim "It all starts here!" and it truly does. The public school system of Hopkinton has been nationally recognized several times and for good reason. The streets are safe and downtown is being built up recently.