Hampden, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 5,139.
Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 2,498  (48.6%)
Females: 2,641  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01036.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $85,514 (it was $65,662 in 2000)
Hampden:

$85,514
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $40,512 (it was $26,690 in 2000)

Hampden town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $295,479 (it was $160,900 in 2000)
Hampden:

$295,479
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $245,848; detached houses: $250,098; townhouses or other attached units: $192,340; in 2-unit structures: $207,670; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,236; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $476,760; mobile homes: $66,796
March 2019 cost of living index in Hampden: 128.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Hampden, MA (2010)
    • 4,90895.5%White alone
    • 751.5%Hispanic
    • 701.4%Asian alone
    • 501.0%Two or more races
    • 250.5%Black alone
    • 70.1%Other race alone
    • 30.06%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Crime rates in Hampden by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(18.9)
1
(18.7)
3
(56.4)
1
(18.5)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.2)
1
(19.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
1
(18.8)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
1
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(94.3)
3
(56.1)
5
(94.0)
7
(129.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.7)
5
(96.4)
2
(38.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(57.6)
2
(38.3)
6
(115.0)
4
(76.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(339.6)
18
(336.5)
13
(244.3)
10
(185.2)
18
(336.7)
22
(425.5)
14
(269.9)
18
(348.8)
8
(154.2)
9
(172.8)
15
(287.0)
4
(76.7)
2
(38.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(584.8)
24
(448.7)
31
(582.6)
27
(499.9)
36
(673.4)
41
(793.0)
22
(424.1)
33
(639.4)
40
(771.0)
25
(479.9)
33
(631.3)
28
(536.7)
18
(345.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(37.7)
4
(74.8)
1
(18.8)
3
(55.5)
3
(56.1)
2
(38.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(77.5)
3
(57.8)
2
(38.4)
10
(191.3)
7
(134.2)
3
(57.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
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)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)84.179.3111.483.770.083.955.169.852.061.283.660.651.8

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City-data.com crime index in Hampden, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 15 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: English (20.5%), Italian (18.5%), Irish (17.5%), French (14.4%), Polish (10.5%), German (10.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1878

Elevation: 290 feet

Land area: 19.6 square miles.

Population density: 262 people per square mile   (very low).

Hampden, Massachusetts map

156 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 0.7% North America).

This town:

3.0%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hampden town:

1.6% ($2,513)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MA (7.4 miles , pop. 152,082).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (70.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (113.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

East Longmeadow, MA (2.2 miles ),
Somers, CT (2.3 miles ),
Monson, MA (2.3 miles ),
Central Somers, CT (2.3 miles ),
Wilbraham, MA (2.3 miles ),
Monson Center, MA (2.4 miles ),
Springfield, MA (2.7 miles ),
Hazardville, CT (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.06 N, Longitude: 72.42 W

Area code: 413

Distribution of median household income in Hampden, MA in 2017
Hampden satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $364,600
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $299,400
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $273,100
  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $431,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $295,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $246,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $233,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $325,000
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $361,900
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $299,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Hampden, MA residents
Average permit cost in Hampden, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Hampden, MA
Historical housing units in Hampden, MA
Most common industries in Hampden, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.6%)
  • Educational services (18.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Hampden, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Top executives (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (11.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Hampden, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hampden, Massachusetts average temperatures Hampden, Massachusetts average precipitation Hampden, Massachusetts humidity Hampden, Massachusetts wind speed Hampden, Massachusetts snowfall Hampden, Massachusetts sunshine Hampden, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
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 2018 was 76.1. This is about average.

City:

76.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.319. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.319
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.536. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.536
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.89. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.89
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Hampden-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Hampden town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 tornado 30.8 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hampden-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% 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 162.9 miles away from Hampden 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from Hampden 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 107.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 232.4 miles away from Hampden 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 20.8 miles away from Hampden center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.0 miles away from Hampden 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 Hampden County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hampden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hampden:

  • PACE REHAB AND HOME CARE SERVICES, INC (2 ALLEN STREET)
  • WINGATE AT HAMPDEN REHABILITATIVE AND SKLD NURS RESI (34 MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Hampden:

  • WINGATE AT EAST LONGMEADOW REHAB AND SKILLED NUR RES (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; EAST LONGMEADOW, MA)
  • RING NURSING HOME/EAST (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MA)
  • WINGATE AT SPRINGFIELD REHAB AND SKILLED NURS RES (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, MA)
  • EAST LONGMEADOW SKILLED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; EAST LONGMEADOW, MA)
  • REDSTONE REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EAST LONGMEADOW, MA)
  • CAPUANO HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; EAST LONGMEADOW, MA)
  • WINGATE AT WILBRAHAM REHAB AND SKILLED NURS RESID (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WILBRAHAM, MA)

Amtrak stations near Hampden:

  • 10 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.
  • 15 miles: WINDSOR LOCKS (S. MAIN ST. (RTE. 159)) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: WINDSOR (41 CENTRAL ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hampden:

  • Western New England University (about 7 miles; Springfield, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,477)
  • Springfield College (about 8 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • American International College (about 8 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 2,733)
  • Bay Path College (about 9 miles; Longmeadow, MA; FT enrollment: 2,085)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (about 9 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,750)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 16 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 16 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hampden:

See full list of schools located in Hampden

Library in Hampden:

  • HAMPDEN FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $92,993; Location: 625 MAIN ST.; 26,801 books; 884 audio materials; 1,928 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 49 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hampden: Hampden Country Club (A), East Longmeadow Rod and Gun Club (B), Hampden Fire Department (C), Emilie Steere Library (D), Hampden Public Library (E), Hampden Town Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Hampden Mini-Mall Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Hampden: Federated Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: The Old Cemetery (1), Prospect Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Goodwill Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Brook (A), East Brook (B), Temple Brook (C), West Brook (D), Skerry Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hampden include: Gerrish Park (1), Hampden Memorial Recreational Park (2), Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Historical Society of the Town of Hampden (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 616 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Dan Haseltine - Rock singer.

Hampden 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 Hampden and their reported violations in the past:

SCANTIC VALLEY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
WHITE BIRCH GARDEN APARTMENTS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-13-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-28-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hampden that have no violations reported:

  • HAMPDEN HOUSING AUTHORITY (Population served: 61, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.8%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.5%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.2%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.6%
Whole state:

4.4%
93 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
86 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Hampden (2011 data):

  • Monson Savings Bank: Hampden Branch at 15 Somers Road, branch established on 1998/08/07. Info updated 2011/09/07: Bank assets: $246.4 mil, Deposits: $206.7 mil, headquarters in Monson, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Monson Financial Services Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Hampden:

Marital status in Hampden, MA
  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

For population 25 years and over in Hampden:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hampden, MA (based on Hampden County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic223,68565
Mainline Protestant21,96288
Evangelical Protestant19,438114
Other9,14031
Orthodox3,40610
Black Protestant2,49116
None183,368-
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: 90
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 86
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
Hampden County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 335
Hampden County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hampden County:

9.2%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
State:

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

16.2%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

3.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($354 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hampshire County, MA  0.72% ($44,170 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.33% ($56,754)
from Worcester County, MA  0.23% ($50,439)


4.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($436 average AGI)
Hampden County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hampshire County, MA  0.74% ($46,371 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.44% ($59,252)
to Worcester County, MA  0.25% ($51,726)

Businesses in Hampden, MA

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1
  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hampden:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHNP (1600 AM; 3 kW; EAST LONGMEADOW, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hampden:

  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: LAPPIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCH (103.5 FM; HOLYOKE, MA; Owner: HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W258AC (99.5 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Hampden:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WDMR-LP (Channel 65; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • WHCT-LP (Channel 38; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WHTX-LP (Channel 10; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRDM-LP (Channel 13; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W12CL (Channel 12; GRANBY, CT; Owner: SALVATORE MINNITI)
Hampden fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Hampden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.7mTotal length
  • $5,106,000Total costs
  • 9,581Total average daily traffic
  • 546Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,245Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hampden)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 625 Main St (Lat: 42.063611 Lon: -72.406111), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: KCE779,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.640 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 01/29/2021, Certifier: Lawrence W Hatch, Registrant: Ewa 21030209, 122 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (703) 797-5146, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • HIGHWAY GARAGE, 589 Main St (Lat: 42.065000 Lon: -72.415444), Type: Bant, Structure height: 17 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: KNDL369,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.025 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2012, Expiration Date: 08/05/2022, Registrant: Central Ma Public Safety Assn Inc, Warren, MA 01083-0637, Phone: (877) 267-7291, Email:
  • Hampden Country Club (Lat: 42.069528 Lon: -72.431194), Call Sign: WBC455,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.225 MHz, 465.475 MHz, Grant Date: 12/21/2004, Expiration Date: 12/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2015, Registrant: New England Communications Systems, Inc., 15 Industrial Park Place, Middletown, CT 06457, Phone: (860) 632-2678, Fax: (860) 613-0559, Email:
  • Hilltop (Lat: 42.086111 Lon: -72.415000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 20 m, Call Sign: WPRI633,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.602 MHz, Grant Date: 07/08/2015, Expiration Date: 10/03/2025, Certifier: Philip J Adams, Registrant: Lone Peak Licensing, LLC, Draper, UT 84020-1336, Phone: (801) 938-9346, Fax: (801) 938-9465, Email:
  • Lat: 42.060750 Lon: -72.442000, Call Sign: KRQ885,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.685 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2005, Expiration Date: 01/02/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/05/2016, Registrant: Tower Communications Co., 904 Meadow Street, Chicopee, MA 01013, Phone: (413) 592-4554, Fax: (413) 592-3158, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MOUNT TOM, Atop Mount Tom (Lat: 42.241750 Lon: -72.648417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WMU337,
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.000 MHz, Grant Date: 10/17/1997, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2015, Registrant: Iheartmedia, 2625 South Memorial Drive, Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74129, Phone: (918) 664-4581, Fax: (918) 664-3066, Email:
  • HAMPDEN, Lat: 42.064722 Lon: -72.418889, Call Sign: WQHS594,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2017, Expiration Date: 10/25/2027, Certifier: William Selkirk, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 0.2 Miles West Of North Rd. 1.3 Miles North Of (Lat: 42.083972 Lon: -72.414528), Call Sign: KNKK486,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.625 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 08/22/2001, Registrant: Joyce & Jacobs, 1019 19th Street, N.W., 14th Fl., Ph-2, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-0100

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hampden)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BARRY MAGGIO APOLLO AG-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 914ULS (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 141C , Serial Number: 0002, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 05/20/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Barry Maggio, 18 Middlefield Dr, Hampden, MA 01036
  • Aircraft: FIREFLY BALLOONS INC FIREFLY 7-15 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 1514W , Serial Number: F7-2006, Airworthiness Date: 06/05/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 10/26/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Johnathan S Niccum, Po Box 141, Hampden, MA 01036
  • Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH VENTUS CM (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 19EE , Serial Number: 19, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 11/19/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Philip B Stoddard, Po Box 185, Hampden, MA 01036
  • Aircraft: BARRY D MAGGIO AR-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 914UL (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 424M , Serial Number: 0037, Year manufactured: 2019, Airworthiness Date: 03/05/2019, Certificate Issue Date: 02/21/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Barry D Maggio, 18 Middlefield Dr, Hampden, MA 01036
  • Aircraft: PAUL VAGNER TANGO 2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: YAMAHA ALL MDLS A/B (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 540V , Serial Number: 000002, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 12/15/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Barry D Maggio, 18 Middlefield Dr, Hampden, MA 01036
  • Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7-B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 7106E , Serial Number: F7B-134, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1987, Certificate Issue Date: 05/18/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Jonathan S Niccum, Po Box 141, Hampden, MA 01036
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT DC-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 39185 , Serial Number: 4191, Year manufactured: 1942
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence Gamble, 8 Western Ave, Hampden, MA 01036
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/14/2019

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 53 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Hampden, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (68.4%), and Outside Fires (25.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hampden, MA
    • 27368.4%Structure Fires
    • 10025.1%Outside Fires
    • 153.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 112.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hampden, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hampden, MA
  • 51.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 38.0%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hampden, MA
  • 44.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 39.4%Electricity
  • 16.5%Utility gas


Hampden compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Hampden on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food processing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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