Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
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|Area code(s)||508 / 774|
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|Established by Edward Hopkins|
Hopkinton is a town located in southwestern Middlesex County, Massachusetts, about 40 km (26. A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 508 was split from Area code 617 on July 16, 1988. In addition northeastern Massachusetts originally a part of the 508 area code was given Area code 774 is an overlay of parts of Area code 508. It was added in 2001 to create more Telephone numbers Exchanges Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Middlesex County is a County located in the US state of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. 4 mi) from Boston. It is one of nine towns that are part of the region known as MetroWest. The population was 13,346 at the 2000 census.
Hopkinton is best known as the starting point of the Boston Marathon, held annually on Patriot's Day in April, and as the home of computer storage firm EMC Corporation. The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Boston, Massachusetts Patriots' Day (sometimes spelled Patriot's Day or Patriots Day) is a Civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord EMC Corporation ( is a US Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Provider of information infrastructure systems software and services
For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Hopkinton, please see the article Hopkinton (CDP), Massachusetts. A census-designated place ( CDP) is a type of place (a concentration of population identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes Hopkinton is a Census-designated place (CDP in the town of Hopkinton in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The Town of Hopkinton was incorporated in 1715. In February 2006, the town gained international attention from the murders of Rachel and Lillian Entwistle, committed allegedly by Lillian's father Neil Entwistle.
The Town of Hopkinton established a historical commission which manages “the preservation, protection and development of the historical or archeological assets of such city or town”. Projects include conducting research for places of historic or archeological value, assisting cooperatively with others engaged in such research, and carrying out other initiatives for the purpose of protecting and preserving such places.
The Commission may have a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of seven (7) members, appointed for staggered three (3) year terms. 
Hopkinton has two properties in the register. 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 2 square miles (72. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 9 km²), of which, 26. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 6 square miles (68. 8 km²) of it is land and 1. 6 square miles (4. 2 km²) of it (5. 82%) is water. Density: 346 per sq. mile.
Hopkinton is 17 miles east of Worcester, 26 miles west of Boston, and 195 miles from New York City.
Hopkinton is located in Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by six towns:
The climate in Hopkinton, MA tends to be quite warm during the summer, with daily high temperatures averaging in the 80s. Upton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. For geographic and demographic information on the Census-designated place Westborough please see the article Westborough (CDP, Massachusetts. Southborough is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Ashland Massachusetts is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. Holliston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States in the Greater Boston area Milford is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Temperatures in the 90s are also known to occur between June and August as high-pressure air masses push in from the south. Winters are typical of a Northeastern coastal climate, being considerably colder than the southern states, but not as cold as the Upper Midwest/Plains. Daily high temperatures from late December to March tend to be in the 30s increasing gradually to 40s, with some days dipping considerably lower or even higher. Nightly low temperatures are obviously proportionately cooler.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum/minimum temperature of 84/65 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average maximum/minimum temperature of 35/16 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Temperature variations between night and day tend to be fairly limited during summer with a difference that can reach 18 degrees Fahrenheit, and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 16 degrees Fahrenheit.
The annual average precipitation at Hopkinton is 51. 25 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is November with an average rainfall of 4. 69 Inches. 
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,346 people, 4,444 households, and 3,621 families residing in the town. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The 2005 population estimate for is 14,112. The population density was 502. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5 people per square mile (194. 0/km²). There were 4,548 housing units at an average density of 171. 2/sq mi (66. 1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96. 33% White, 0. 69% Black or African American, 0. 15% Native American, 1. 66% Asian, 0. 04% Pacific Islander, 0. 29% from other races, and 0. 84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 33% of the population.
There were 4,444 households out of which 49. 7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73. 4% were married couples living together, 6. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18. 5% were non-families. 15. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5. 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 97 and the average family size was 3. 33.
In the town the population was spread out with 33. 1% under the age of 18, 3. 4% from 18 to 24, 34. 0% from 25 to 44, 22. 6% from 45 to 64, and 6. 9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97. 4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92. 9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $89,281, and the median income for a family was $102,550. Males had a median income of $71,207 versus $42,360 for females. The per capita income for the town was $41,469. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 1. 3% of families and 1. 7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 4% of those under age 18 and 3. 4% of those age 65 or over.
Since its incorporation in 1715, Hopkinton had retained its original open town meeting form of government and the town's day-to-day affairs were overseen by an elected board of selectmen. An Open town meeting is a form of municipal legislature typical in the New England region of the United States. The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of Town Governments in the New England region of the United States. However, in 2007, the Town of Hopkinton's Charter Commission created a new town manager position, and hired Anthony Troiano as the first to fill that role. 
Since Proposition 2½ limited property tax increases to 2. 5% per year, the town has had to ask residents for a number of overrides to maintain funding for certain programs, with school programs heading the list.
The Town Meeting Warrant is a document composed of the articles to be voted on. Any elected or appointed board, committee, town officer or ten voters, may request that an article be included on the warrant. Each article to be voted on is directed by the Board of Selectmen to an appropriate board or committee to hear and provide the original motion at Town Meeting. All articles which require expending of funds are directed to the Finance Committee; articles dealing with planning and zoning to the Planning Board; articles relating to by-laws to the By-Law Committee, and so forth.
Massachusetts has 14 counties which were regional administative districts before the Revolutionary War.  In 1997, the county governments of Middlesex, Berkshire, Essex, Hampden and Worcester were abolished. Their functions were turned over to state agencies.
Its county seats are Cambridge and Lowell.
|County government: Middlesex County|
|Clerk of Courts:||Michael A. Middlesex County is a County located in the US state of Massachusetts. A court clerk ( British English clerk to the court; American English clerk of the court or clerk of court) is an Officer of the Sullivan|
|District Attorney:||Gerard T. A district attorney (DA is in some US jurisdictions the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of alleged criminals Leone, Jr.|
|Registrar of Deeds:||Eugene C. Recorder of deeds refers to the government office tasked with maintaining a record of Real estate ownership as well as other Deeds that provide persons other than Brune|
|Registrar of Probate:||John R. Probate is the Legal process of settling the estate of a deceased person specifically resolving all claims and distributing the decedent's Property Buonomo|
|County Sheriff:||James V. SHERIFF is a telecom fraud detection and management system originally developed by BT and MCI. DiPaola|
|State Representative(s):||Paul J. The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the Lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts P. Loscocco (R)|
|State Senator(s):||Karen E. The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the Bicameral state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Spilka (D)|
|Governor's Councilor(s):||Kelly A. The Massachusetts Governor's Council (also known as the Executive Council) is a governmental body that provides Advice and consent in certain matters such as judicial Timilty (D)|
|U.S. Representative(s):||James P. McGovern (D-3rd District),|
|U.S. Senators:||Ted Kennedy (D), John Kerry (D)|
The Town of Hopkinton has a public school system which serves students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. James P "Jim" McGovern (born November 20, 1959) an American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in central and southeastern Massachusetts. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (born February 22 1932 is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator Kindergarten students and first-graders attend the Center School. Grades 2 and 3 attend Elmwood School. Grades 4 and 5 attend Hopkins School. Grades 6 through 8 attend Hopkinton Middle School. High School Students attend Hopkinton High School. The town also has an integrated preschool currently located in the Middle School building.
Hopkinton High's school mascot is the Hiller "H", as the sports teams are known as the Hopkinton Hillers. Previously the teams were known as the Hopkinton Stonethrowers. The school primary colors are green and white, with orange as a secondary color.
See also: Hopkinton Public Schools website
Hopkinton is situated 26 miles west of Boston in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts, which has excellent rail, air, and highway facilities. MetroWest is a cluster of cities and towns lying west of Boston and east of Worcester, in the US state of Massachusetts Interstate Route 495 divides the town into east and west zones, which are connected by numerous "spokes" providing direct access to the airport and other communities in the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area. Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is the designation of an Interstate highway half- Beltway in Massachusetts. Greater Boston is the area of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts surrounding the city of Boston Massachusetts. 
Hopkinton is served by two interstate highways and two state highways. The Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) State highway, state road or state route can refer to one of three related concepts two of them related to a State government in a country that is divided Interstates 90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) and 495, form an interchange on the northern border of Hopkinton and neighboring Westborough. Interstate 90 (I-90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3100 miles (5000 kilometers The Massachusetts Turnpike (commonly shortened to the MassPike or The Pike) is the easternmost 138-mile (222 km stretch of Interstate 90. Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is the designation of an Interstate highway half- Beltway in Massachusetts. Proximity to Route 9 (The Boston/Worcester Turnpike) and Route 30 in Westborough, gives additional access to east/west destinations. Route 9 is a major east-west State highway in Massachusetts. Along with US 20 to the south and Route 2 to the north this highway is one Route 30 is an east-west arterial connecting Grafton with Packard's Corner in Boston.
Principal highways are:
There is no passenger or freight rail service in the Town of Hopkinton, but the public transportation network serving Massachusetts is easily accessible. Interstate 90 (I-90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3100 miles (5000 kilometers The Massachusetts Turnpike (commonly shortened to the MassPike or The Pike) is the easternmost 138-mile (222 km stretch of Interstate 90. Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is the designation of an Interstate highway half- Beltway in Massachusetts. Route 135 is an east-west state highway in Massachusetts, running from U Route 85, is a north-south State highway in Massachusetts, United States Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is the designation of an Interstate highway half- Beltway in Massachusetts. For geographic and demographic information on the Census-designated place Westborough please see the article Westborough (CDP, Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Interstate 95 is a highway 92 miles in length in the state of Massachusetts. Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States in the Boston metro area The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The Town of Hopkinton is served by the Southborough MBTA Station, located on the border of Hopkinton and Southborough on Route 85 at Flanders Road. Southborough is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Southborough is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. MBTA commuter rail service is available to South Station and Back Bay Station, Boston, via the MBTA Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line which connects South Station in Boston and Union Station in Worcester. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority ( MBTA) is "a body politic and corporate and a political subdivision" of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Framingham/Worcester Line is a Railroad line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system running west from Boston Massachusetts to Worcester Massachusetts South Station, located at Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street in Dewey Square, in Boston Massachusetts, is the largest Train station and Union Station is located at Washington Square in downtown in Worcester Massachusetts. Travel time to BBS is about 50 minutes.
Originally called the Framingham Commuter Rail Line, Framingham was the end of the line until rail traffic was expanded to Worcester in 1996. The line also serves the communities of Newton, Wellesley, Natick, Ashland, Southborough, Westborough and Grafton. The City of Newton in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, is an important residential Suburb of Boston, which abuts it on the east Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. For geographic and demographic information on the Census-designated place Westborough please see the article Westborough (CDP, Massachusetts. Grafton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.
Direct rail service to Boston, New York, and many other points on the Amtrak network (National Railroad Passenger Corporation) is available through nearby Framingham. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971
CSX Transportation provides freight rail service and operates an auto transloading facility in nearby Framingham.
Boston's Logan International Airport is easily accessible from nearby Framingham. MassPort provides public transportation to all airport terminals from Framingham via Logan Express bus service seven days per week. Massachusetts Port Authority, or Massport, is a Port district in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The bus terminal and paid parking facility are located on the Shoppers' World Mall property, off the Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 13, between Route 9 and Route 30, at the intersections of East Road and the Burr Street connector. Shoppers World is the name of a power center, located on Route 9, near the intersection of Route 30 and the Mass Pike ( I-90) in 
The Worcester Municipal Airport, a Primary Commercial (PR) facility with scheduled passenger service, is easily accessible. It has 2 asphalt runways 5,500' and 6,900' long. Instrument approaches available include precision and non-precision.
Hopkinton has one limousine company, Able Limosine, Inc. that services the area, offering private airport service and other transport. A limousine (or limo) is a longer than normal Luxury car. The chassis may have been extended by the manufacturer or by an independent coach builder traditionally
Hopkinton is the corporate headquarters of EMC Corporation, an American manufacturer of software and systems for information management and storage. EMC Corporation ( is a US Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Provider of information infrastructure systems software and services Information management ( IM) is the collection and management of Information from one or more sources and the distribution of that information to one or more audiences It is the state's largest technology company, which employs 6,800 in Massachusetts. EMC, in addition to providing $1 million in annual real estate tax revenues, is a major contributor to the town's schools and recreational services. 
Many homes in town have private wells. In areas where the town offers services, water is supplied by town wells.
NSTAR is the exclusive distributor of electric power and natural gas to the town. NSTAR was also the name of the Ion Engine tested on NASA 's space probe Deep Space 1.
Verizon, successor to New England Telephone, NYNEX, Bell Atlantic and earlier, the Bell System, is the primary wired telephone service provider for the area, and provides FiOS-based telephone, television, and broadband services. "Verizon" redirects here this article is about the corporation see also Verizon Wireless, Verizon Online DSL and Verizon FiOS. New England Telephone was a Bell Operating Company that served most of New England as a part of the original AT&T for seven decades from the creation of NYNEX Corporation (pronounced Nine-x) was a Telephone company which served five New England states ( Maine, Massachusetts, "Verizon" redirects here this article is about the corporation see also Verizon Wireless, Verizon Online DSL and Verizon FiOS. The Bell System which was named for Alexander Graham Bell, the technologist popularly credited with the invention of the Telephone, was a Trademark and Verizon FiOS, sometimes simply FiOS which stands for " Fi ber O ptic S ervice", is an Internet telephone and TV service that is presently Phone service is also available from various national wireless companies.
Cable television and broadband service is available from Comcast. Comcast Corporation ( is the largest Cable television company the second largest Internet service provider and (according to the company the fourth largest telephone
The town is also served by The Boston Globe (owned by the New York Times Company). The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily Newspaper in Boston and in New England, The New York Times Company ( is an American media company It is
Hopkinton has a public access cable television station called HCAM-TV, run mostly by local volunteers. Hopkinton residents can create and produce their own television programs that reflect the personality of their community, and have them cablecast on community access channels.
Each year in April on Patriot's Day, the Town of Hopkinton is filled with thousands of people when Hopkinton hosts the start of the Boston Marathon. Patriots' Day (sometimes spelled Patriot's Day or Patriots Day) is a Civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Boston, Massachusetts Athletes gather at Hopkinton High School, while spectators wait at the Town Common.
Hopkinton has active social, philanthropic and political organizations including:
There are active youth sports teams as well as other youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA. The Boy Scouts of America ( BSA) is the largest youth organization in the United States with over five million The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA is a Youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad