Belchertown, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 2,899.
Population change since 2000: +10.4%
Males: 1,390  (48.0%)
Females: 1,509  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

46.2 years
Massachusetts median age:

40.3 years

Zip codes: 01007.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $73,540 (it was $40,250 in 2000)
Belchertown:

$73,540
MA:

$94,488

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $53,004 (it was $18,485 in 2000)

Belchertown CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $328,609 (it was $137,600 in 2000)
Belchertown:

$328,609
MA:

$534,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $406,762; detached houses: $418,541; townhouses or other attached units: $363,334; in 2-unit structures: $269,911; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $561,325; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $236,751; mobile homes: $362,036

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,053.

March 2022 cost of living index in Belchertown: 107.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 10.0%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Belchertown, MA (2022)
    • 2,45587.8%White alone
    • 1314.7%Hispanic
    • 792.8%Black alone
    • 592.1%Two or more races
    • 511.8%Asian alone

Races in Belchertown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Belchertown, Massachusetts as of April 16, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Belchertown is 1,568 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Belchertown by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(7.0)
3
(20.5)
3
(20.4)
1
(6.8)
4
(27.1)
2
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
5
(33.1)
4
(26.4)
1
(6.6)
1
(6.6)
7
(46.2)
5
(32.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(27.8)
2
(13.7)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.8)
3
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(180.8)
19
(129.7)
20
(135.7)
17
(115.2)
16
(108.5)
16
(108.4)
0
(0.0)
12
(80.1)
18
(119.2)
21
(138.5)
14
(92.1)
23
(151.8)
13
(85.8)
14
(91.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(208.6)
46
(314.0)
59
(400.3)
50
(339.0)
40
(271.3)
34
(230.4)
1
(6.7)
22
(146.8)
23
(152.3)
11
(72.5)
12
(79.0)
16
(105.6)
12
(79.2)
17
(111.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
135
(938.6)
117
(798.7)
101
(685.3)
97
(657.6)
121
(820.7)
119
(806.3)
0
(0.0)
54
(360.4)
65
(430.5)
63
(415.4)
38
(250.1)
60
(396.1)
49
(323.5)
60
(392.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(76.5)
8
(54.6)
14
(95.0)
9
(61.0)
5
(33.9)
4
(27.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(33.4)
3
(19.9)
4
(26.4)
5
(32.9)
9
(59.4)
6
(39.6)
5
(32.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.0)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.1)
City-Data.com crime index108.3104.7108.585.4100.089.20.548.783.872.643.863.677.870.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Belchertown, MA

Crime rate in Belchertown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 29 (23 officers - 20 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Massachusetts average:

2.53
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Ancestries: American (14.5%), French Canadian (14.1%), Italian (12.3%), Irish (9.3%), Polish (8.9%), French (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1761

Elevation: 613 feet

Land area: 5.04 square miles.

Population density: 575 people per square mile   (low).

Belchertown, Massachusetts map

175 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 1.4% North America).

This place:

6.3%
Massachusetts:

17.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $5,511 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $4,640 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (12.2 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (67.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (124.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Bondsville, MA (2.4 miles ),
Granby, MA (2.5 miles ),
Three Rivers, MA (2.7 miles ),
South Amherst, MA (2.7 miles ),
Pelham, MA (2.8 miles ),
Palmer Town, MA (2.8 miles ),
Ludlow, MA (2.8 miles ),
Ware, MA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.28 N, Longitude: 72.40 W

Area code: 413

Distribution of median household income in Belchertown, MA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Belchertown, MA in 2022
Belchertown satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 27 buildings, average cost: $413,000
  • 2021: 40 buildings, average cost: $375,000
  • 2020: 50 buildings, average cost: $370,000
  • 2019: 41 buildings, average cost: $375,000
  • 2018: 58 buildings, average cost: $350,000
  • 2017: 39 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2016: 65 buildings, average cost: $310,800
  • 2015: 35 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 39 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2007: 59 buildings, average cost: $221,200
  • 2006: 68 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2005: 93 buildings, average cost: $206,700
  • 2004: 114 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2003: 107 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2002: 94 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2001: 97 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2000: 87 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 1999: 111 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 1998: 103 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1997: 72 buildings, average cost: $114,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Belchertown, MA residents
Average permit cost in Belchertown, MA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.1%
Massachusetts:

3.5%
Most common industries in Belchertown, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Public administration (11.2%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Belchertown, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.2%)

Average climate in Belchertown, Massachusetts

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Belchertown, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 76.8. This is about average.

City:

76.8
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2019 was 0.346. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.346
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 9.60. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.60
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.212
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.67. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.67
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Belchertown-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Belchertown place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 22.0 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belchertown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 151.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 167.7 miles away from Belchertown center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 166.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 127.0 miles away from Belchertown center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 8.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hampshire County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belchertown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Belchertown:

  • WING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PALMER, MA)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF PALMER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; PALMER, MA)
  • PALMER HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PALMER, MA)
  • BAYSTATE MARY LANE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; WARE, MA)
  • WINGATE AT SOUTH HADLEY REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SOUTH HADLEY, MA)
  • WINGATE AT WILBRAHAM REHAB AND SKILLED NURS RESID (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WILBRAHAM, MA)
  • EXCEL HOME CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LUDLOW, MA)

Airports and heliports located in Belchertown:

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Amtrak stations near Belchertown:

  • 9 miles: AMHERST (RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: SPRINGFIELD (66 LYMAN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belchertown:

  • Mount Holyoke College (about 9 miles; South Hadley, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,573)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 10 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Smith College (about 13 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Western New England University (about 13 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 3,477)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 14 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • American International College (about 14 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 2,733)
  • Springfield College (about 15 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 3,144)

Public high school in Belchertown:

Public elementary/middle schools in Belchertown:

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Library in Belchertown:

  • CLAPP MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $386,644; Location: 19 S. MAIN ST.; 19,422 books; 930 e-books; 4,067 audio materials; 4,122 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 95 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Belchertown: Federal S (A), Belchertown EMS (B), Belchertown Fire Department (C), Belchertown Town Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Belchertown include: Hope United Methodist Church (A), Christ Life Fellowship Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: South Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Spencer Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Belchertown: Belchertown Center Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Elijah Coleman Bridgman - First missionary to China, Robert S. Woodworth - Psychologist, Addison G. Foster - Politician.

Hampshire County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belchertown and their reported violations in the past:

BELCHERTOWN WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 2,914, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
PINE VALLEY PLANTATION (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-14-2014)
VILLAGE GREENE CONDO ASSN (Address: ATTN: JOHN BUCKHOLZ , Population served: 29, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-16-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from SEP-24-2012 to NOV-21-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (3 times from JUN-29-2012 to NOV-21-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-15-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-19-2014)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.7%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.5%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Belchertown (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Belchertown Stop &shop Branch at 20 George Hannum Street, branch established on 2002/11/07; Belchertown Branch at 33 Main Street, branch established on 1956/01/16. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • North Brookfield Savings Bank: Belchertown Branch at 4 Daniel Shays Highway, branch established on 2004/05/25. Info updated 2011/08/31: Bank assets: $198.6 mil, Deposits: $169.4 mil, headquarters in North Brookfield, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Country Bank for Savings: North Main Street Branch at 21 North Main Street, branch established on 1988/12/09. Info updated 2006/09/29: Bank assets: $1,431.1 mil, Deposits: $953.8 mil, headquarters in Ware, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Easthampton Savings Bank: Belchertown Branch at 175 State Street, branch established on 2004/01/14. Info updated 2008/10/14: Bank assets: $939.2 mil, Deposits: $757.1 mil, headquarters in Easthampton, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Esb Bancorp Mhc
  • Florence Savings Bank: Belchertown Branch at 20 George Hannum Street, branch established on 2004/02/02. Info updated 2006/11/30: Bank assets: $1,088.0 mil, Deposits: $825.9 mil, headquarters in Florence, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Florence Bancorp, Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Belchertown:

Marital status in Belchertown, MA
  • Never married: 40.6%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Belchertown:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Massachusetts average:

13.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Belchertown
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Belchertown, MA (based on Hampshire County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,64322
Mainline Protestant8,45445
Other4,72227
Evangelical Protestant3,12822
Black Protestant291
None91,104-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Hampshire County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
Hampshire County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Hampshire County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 158
Here:

10.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hampshire County:

21.7%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.3%
Massachusetts:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.4%
Massachusetts:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Belchertown:

28.4
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Belchertown:

23.0%
Massachusetts:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Belchertown:

10.8%
Massachusetts:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.4%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Belchertown:

59.7%
State:

57.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Belchertown:

80.3%
Massachusetts:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belchertown, MA Residents
Businesses in Belchertown, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
CVS1Stop & Shop1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway2
FedEx1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Belchertown:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belchertown:

  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCH (103.5 FM; HOLYOKE, MA; Owner: HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEIB (106.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: CUTTING EDGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Belchertown:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
Belchertown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Belchertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.4mTotal length
  • $5,160,000Total costs
  • 39,094Total average daily traffic
  • 3,465Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,680Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Belchertown)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Belchertown, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • 5012, 70 State Street (Lat: 42.270972 Lon: -72.415583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: WPXE397,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2003, Expiration Date: 03/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:

  • 5008, Federal Street (Lat: 42.333472 Lon: -72.454278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WPXE399,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2003, Expiration Date: 03/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:

  • 5081, 247 1/2 Allen Street (Lat: 42.298333 Lon: -72.401944), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WPXE400,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17990.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 17745.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2003, Expiration Date: 03/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:

  • 5004, 75 Kimnall Street (Lat: 42.331139 Lon: -72.392583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.6 m, Call Sign: WPXE903,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17950.0 MHz, 17745.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2003, Expiration Date: 03/19/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:

  • BELCHERTOWN, 70 State Street (Lat: 42.271056 Lon: -72.415139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQMG348,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/30/2010, Expiration Date: 07/30/2020, Cancellation Date: 09/25/2014, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

  • CT72XC047, Federal Street (010302) (Lat: 42.333500 Lon: -72.454278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 48.5 m, Call Sign: WQPU548,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2022, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: Dla Piper LLP, 500 8th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 799-4216, Fax: (202) 799-5616, Email:

  • STATION, Henry Tadgell Nursery Belchertown State School (Lat: 42.272306 Lon: -72.416472), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WKM25,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1955.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/1992, Expiration Date: 10/01/1997, Cancellation Date: 12/18/1996, Phone: (508) 820-2021


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belchertown)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Belchertown)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$282,54814$180,33960$180,9568$116,1212$186,0902$49,100
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$159,3253$173,5030$00$01$56,020
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$180,1954$206,78515$235,1163$59,9500$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$270,3502$253,56010$208,7690$01$193,0100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$198,6804$178,2080$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8202.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$247,2132$160,915
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$166,2401$301,870
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$127,0101$345,190
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8202.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belchertown, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belchertown, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 42. The highest number of fire incidents - 68 took place in 2007, and the least - 10 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Belchertown, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.2%), and Outside Fires (40.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Belchertown, MA
    • 34848.2%Structure Fires
    • 29340.6%Outside Fires
    • 669.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 152.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Belchertown, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belchertown, MA
  • 39.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 36.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.6%Wood
  • 7.7%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Electricity
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belchertown, MA
  • 76.3%Electricity
  • 19.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%No fuel used


Belchertown compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
There are 28 pilots and 20 other airmen in this city.
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