Middlefield, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 521. Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 266  (51.1%)
Females: 255  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01011.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $66,944 (it was $50,938 in 2000)
Middlefield:

$66,944
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $34,809 (it was $24,137 in 2000)

Middlefield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $255,624 (it was $129,400 in 2000)
Middlefield:

$255,624
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $304,917; Detached houses: $315,683; Townhouses or other attached units: $239,315; In 2-unit structures: $280,538; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $225,701; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $251,363; Mobile homes: $65,023
  • Races in Middlefield, MA (2010)

    Middlefield races chart
    • 50596.9%White alone
    • 112.1%Asian alone
    • 30.6%Two or more races
    • 20.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Middlefield: 104.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (21.0%), French (19.2%), Italian (14.9%), French Canadian (13.1%), English (12.9%), German (12.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1783

Elevation: 1677 feet

Land area: 24.2 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Middlefield,MA real estate house value index trend

Middlefield, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Middlefield:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Middlefield town:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

16 residents are foreign born (2.0% North America, 0.9% Europe).

This town:

3.0%
Massachusetts:

12.2%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Middlefield, Massachusetts as of June 22, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Middlefield to the number of sex offenders is 280 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Middlefield town:  1.1% ($1,458)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Middlefield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (24.9 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (98.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (113.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Worthington, MA (2.3 miles ), Chester, MA (2.5 miles ), Becket, MA (2.5 miles ), Peru, MA (2.5 miles ), Washington, MA (2.7 miles ), Hinsdale, MA (2.8 miles ), Cummington, MA (3.1 miles ), Huntington, MA (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.35 N, Longitude: 73.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 413

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Paper (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (6%)
  • Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Bus drivers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

Work and jobs in Middlefield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Middlefield, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Middlefield-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the Middlefield town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Middlefield-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 88% 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 129.8 miles away from the city 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 152.2 miles away from Middlefield 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 107.0 miles away from the city 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 87.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Middlefield 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 37.5 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Middlefield topographic map

Birthplace of: George S. Holden - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Middlefield:

  • CRANEVILLE PLACE AT DALTON (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DALTON, MA)
  • LEE REGIONAL VNA INC. (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; LEE, MA)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-LAUREL LAKE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LEE, MA)
  • NURSING CARE CENTER AT KIMBALL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LENOX, MA)
  • VALLEY VIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LENOX, MA)
  • PROVIDENCE CARE CENTER - LENOX (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LENOX, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF THE BERKSHIRES, INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)

airports located in Middlefield:

Amtrak station near Middlefield:

  • 15 miles: PITTSFIELD (DEPOT ST. BTW NORTH & CENTER STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Middlefield:

  • Westfield State University (about 19 miles; Westfield, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,548)
  • Smith College (about 20 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 22 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 24 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 25 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Williams College (about 28 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (about 28 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,750)

Library in Middlefield:

  • MIDDLEFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,557; Location: 188 MAIN ROAD; 4,760 books; 94 audio materials; 201 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 2 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Middlefield Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bell Cemetery (1), Diney Grove Cemetery (2), Wright Cemetery (3), Middlefield Center Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Factory Brook (A), Coles Brook (B), Geer Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.7%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.2%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.8% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.6%
Whole state:

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

2.9%
Whole state:

4.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Middlefield travel time to work - commute Middlefield mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Middlefield town (based on Hampshire County data)

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%

6.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampden County, MA  2.03% ($38,874 average AGI)
from Franklin County, MA  0.75% ($37,079)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.36% ($39,326)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($305 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

0.14%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampden County, MA  2.00% ($38,844 average AGI)
to Franklin County, MA  0.85% ($33,774)
to Worcester County, MA  0.43% ($34,375)

Strongest AM radio stations in Middlefield:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WSBS (860 AM; 3 kW; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Middlefield:

  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Middlefield:

  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W35BK (Channel 35; PLAINFIELD, MA; Owner: LYDIA SYLVANE STOCKWELL)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $5,122,000Total costs
  • 2,130Total average daily traffic
  • 127Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,365Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K1DCS, Licensee ID: L00625569, Grant Date: 09/18/2007, Expiration Date: 11/10/2017, Certifier: Howard L Knickerbocker Jr, Registrant: Howard L Knickerbocker Jr, Middlefield, MA 01243

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Middlefield 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 significantly 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.
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2017.