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Hopedale, Massachusetts
Draper Factory
Draper Factory
Location in Worcester County and the state of Massachusetts.
Location in Worcester County and the state of Massachusetts.
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 272 ft (83 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,753
 • Density 2,210/sq mi (834/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01747
Area code(s) 508
FIPS code 25-30980
GNIS feature ID 0611345

Hopedale is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Hopedale in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,753 at the 2010 census.


Hopedale is located at 42°07′48″N 71°32′23″W / 42.129872°N 71.539594°W / 42.129872; -71.539594 (42.129872, -71.539594).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 km2 (1.7 mi2). 4.5 km2 (1.7 mi2) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 mi2) of it (1.15%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,158 people, 1,616 households, and 1,082 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 933.4/km2 (2,411.4/mi2). There were 1,657 housing units at an average density of 372.0/km2 (961.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.43% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 1,616 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,750, and the median income for a family was $67,417. Males had a median income of $45,694 versus $29,740 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,088. About 3.4% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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