Hull, MA

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Living in Hull

Hull is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,475 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hull is the 175th largest community in Massachusetts. Hull has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Housing costs in Hull are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Hull is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hull is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hull who work in sales jobs (14.70%), management occupations (14.54%), and office and administrative support (12.13%).

Also of interest is that Hull has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.54% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One of the nice things about Hull is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Hull, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.15 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Despite being a small town, Hull has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Hull are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.84% of adults in Hull have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hull in 2018 was $52,621, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $210,484 for a family of four.

The people who call Hull home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hull residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hull include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Hull is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.