Hopedale, Massachusetts


Hopedale, Massachusetts

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Hopedale, Massachusetts
nickname =
motto =


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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Massachusetts
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Worcester
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1660
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1886
established_title3 =
established_date3 =
government_type = Open town meeting
leader_title =
leader_name = Eugene Phillips
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 = Louis Arcudi III
Michael E. Collins
Alan J. Ryan
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 13.8
area_total_sq_mi = 5.3
area_land_km2 = 13.4
area_land_sq_mi = 5.2
area_water_km2 = 0.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
population_as_of = 2000
settlement_type = Town
population_total = 5907
population_density_km2 = 442.4
population_density_sq_mi = 1145.8
elevation_m = 85
elevation_ft = 280
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 42 |latm = 07 |lats = 50 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 32 |longs = 30 |longEW = W
website = http://www.hopedale-ma.gov
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 01747
area_code = 508 / 774
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 25-30945
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0618366
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Hopedale is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,907 at the 2000 census.

For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Hopedale, please see the article Hopedale (CDP), Massachusetts.

History

Hopedale was first settled in 1660. Benjamin Albee built a mill on what is now the south end of Hopedale in 1664. A convert|64|sqmi|km2|sing=on area of Blackstone Valley is incorporated as the town of Mendon. In 1780, Milford separated from Mendon. On August 26, 1841, Adin Ballou, along with the Practical Christians, gives Hopedale its name. Ballou and the Practical Christians established the Hopedale Community based on Christian and socialist ideologies in 1842. The town was officially incorporated in 1886 when it separated from Milford. In 1905, women were granted permission to swim at the town beach.

Hopedale was once home to the Draper Corporation, once the largest maker of textile looms in the United States. The company was acquired by Rockwell International in 1967.

In 2005, Hopedale was the third town featured on ABC's television show, "My Kind of Town".

Hopedale is included in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (3.20%) is water.

Adjacent towns

Hopedale is located in Central Massachusetts, bordered by:
*Milford on the north
*Bellingham on the east
*Upton on the west
*Mendon on the south

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,907 people, 2,240 households, and 1,572 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,145.8 people per square mile (442.0/km²). There were 2,289 housing units at an average density of 444.0/sq mi (171.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.53% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 2,240 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $60,176, and the median income for a family was $68,571. Males had a median income of $47,380 versus $31,144 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,791. About 2.9% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Infobox Mass Town Govt
county= Worcester
clerk_courts = Dennis P. McManus (D)
cty_treasurer = Position Eliminated
da = Joseph D. Early, Jr. (D)
deeds = Anthony J. Vigliotti (D)
probate = Stephen Abraham (D)
sheriff = Guy W. Glodis (D)
state_rep = John V. Fernandes (D)
state_sen = Richard T. Moore (D)
gov_councilors = Thomas J. Foley (D)
fed_rep = Richard E. Neal (D-2nd District),
fed_sen = Edward Kennedy (D)
John Kerry (D)

Notable residents and former residents

*Dana Gould, comedian
*Joe Perry of Aerosmith
*Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters
*Kevin Nee
*Danica PatrickFact|date=September 2008

References

External links

* [http://www.hopedale-ma.gov Hopedale MA Website]
* [http://www.geocities.com/daninhopedale/chronology.html]


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