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Hampden County, Massachusetts (MA)

County population in 2019: 466,372 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 456,228 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 79,104
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 32,615
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 108,524
Renter-occupied apartments: 68,208 (it was 66,764 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

38%

Land area: 618 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 754 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hampden County: 120.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.9%), Manufacturing (11.2%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hampden County, MA (2019)
    • 286,15261.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 122,81226.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 33,6927.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 11,6432.5%Two or more races
    • 11,2952.4%Asian alone
    • 6690.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1090.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years
Males: 225,094  (48.3%)
Females: 241,278  (51.7%)
Average household size:
Hampden County:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,161 ($39,718 in 1999)
This county:

$60,161
Massachusetts:

$85,843

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $811 (lower quartile is $507, upper quartile is $979)
This county:

$811
State:

$1201


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $224,200 (it was $113,700 in 2000)
Hampden:

$224,200
Massachusetts:

$418,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $167,700 - $298,800

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $254,278
Here:

$254,278
State:

$507,994

Townhouses or other attached units: $205,829
Here:

$205,829
State:

$489,464

In 2-unit structures: $209,260
Here:

$209,260
State:

$533,120

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,408
Here:

$151,408
State:

$552,437

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,538
Here:

$202,538
State:

$518,368

Mobile homes: $63,520
Here:

$63,520
State:

$103,666

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,623
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $658

Institutionalized population: 5,845
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Health of residents in Hampden County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
68.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
46.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
55.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
72.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Hampden County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
68.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
50.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
71.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
73.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.
12.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 583 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 1998: 751 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 1999: 708 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2000: 665 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2001: 664 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2002: 769 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2003: 741 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2004: 823 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2005: 718 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2006: 665 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2007: 575 buildings, average cost: $189,200
  • 2008: 312 buildings, average cost: $202,400
  • 2009: 292 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2010: 275 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2011: 256 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2012: 282 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2013: 245 buildings, average cost: $227,900
  • 2014: 256 buildings, average cost: $219,100
  • 2015: 236 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2016: 295 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2017: 226 buildings, average cost: $232,900
  • 2018: 270 buildings, average cost: $242,600
  • 2019: 220 buildings, average cost: $236,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Hampden, MA residents
Average permit cost in Hampden, MA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,785 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,595 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Hampden, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hampden, MA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hampden, MA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.7%
Hampden County:

13.7%
Massachusetts:

9.4%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.7% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for American Indian residents, 2.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.8% for other race residents, 22.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.1 years old
(Males: 37.5 years old, Females: 40.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.8 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, American Indian residents: 67.0 years old, Asian residents: 34.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.6 years old, Other race residents: 30.3 years old)

Area name: Springfield, MA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hampden County is $629 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $799 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $956 a month.

Cities in this county include: Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield, Holyoke, Agawam Town, West Springfield Town, Agawam, West Springfield, Ludlow, Longmeadow.

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

2018 air pollution in Hampden County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.325 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hampden County: Blue Hill Country Club (A), Lincoln Hill Camp (B), Camp Wonderland (C), Saint Francis Retreat (D), Islington Station (E), Norfolk Station (F), Plimptonville Station (G), Route 128 Station (H), Cantion Junction Station (I), Canton Center Station (J), Stoughton Station (K), Foxbouough Country Club (L), Massachusetts Correctional Institute Walpole (M), State Correctional Institute (N), Spring Valley Country Club (O), Winnesuket Golf Club (P), Breezy Meadow Camp (Q), Camp Dorchester (R), Wampatuck Country Club (S), Walpole Shopping Plaza (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Medway Shopping Center (1), Edgewood Shopping Center (2), The Walpole Mall (3), Main Street Shopping Center (4), Star Market Shopping Center (5), Cobbs Corner Shopping Center (6), Tri-Town Shopping Center (7), The Village Mall (8), Heartland Plaza Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hampden County include: Westwood Evangelical Free Church (A), Union Congregational Church (B), Trinity Episcopal Church (C), South Walpole United Methodist Church (D), Sheldonville Baptist Church (E), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (F), Saint James Lutheran Church (G), Saint Gregory the Theologian Church (H), Saint Gerard Majella Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pet Memorial Park (1), Maplewood Cemetery (2), Saint Michaels Cemetery (3), Bicknell Cemetery (4), Walpole Plains Cemetery (5), Burnt Swamp Cemetery (6), Center Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Beaver Pond (A), Crystal Lake (B), Curtis Pond (C), Kingsbury Pond (D), Lakeview Pond (E), Lily Hole (F), Long Pond (G), Milk Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: York Brook (A), Three Swamp Brook (B), Beaver Meadow Brook (C), Bogastow Brook (D), Puffers Brook (E), Steep Hill Brook (F), Center Brook (G), Arnolds Brook (H), Bungay Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hampden County include: Hyde Park (1), Memorial Field (2), Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary (3), Borderland State Park (4), D W Field Park (5), Gillette Stadium (6), Rabbit Hil Historic District (7), Schaefer Stadium (8), Bay State Raceway (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Franklin County , Windham County, Connecticut , Middlesex County , Norfolk County , Grant County, Nebraska , Wayne County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.5%
Massachusetts:

6.2%

Unemployment by year in Hampden, MA
County total employment by year in Hampden, MA
County average yearly wages by year in Hampden, MA

Current college students: 28,292
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 39,313 (73.2% naturalized citizens)

Hampden County:

8.4%
Whole state:

17.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9,2832010 or later
  • 9,7882000 to 2009
  • 7,9561990 to 1999
  • 5,9511980 to 1989
  • 4,7741970 to 1979
  • 10,560Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.8%

Hampden County marital status for males Hampden County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 106,997
  • One, attached: 6,530
  • Two: 22,486
  • 3 or 4: 16,851
  • 5 to 9: 16,989
  • 10 to 19: 5,317
  • 20 to 49: 6,494
  • 50 or more: 9,267
  • Mobile homes: 2,981

Housing units in Hampden County with a mortgage: 70,201 (1,402 second mortgage, 7,783 home equity loan, 131 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 38,708

Here:

64.8% with mortgage
State:

68.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hampden County

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-
Hampden County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 90
Hampden County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 86
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
Hampden County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 335
This county:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hampden County:

9.2%
Massachusetts:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Hampden County:

25.9%
State:

22.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

16.5%

Agriculture in Hampden County:

Average size of farms: 82 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,717
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1842.61
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,247
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,433
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.72%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 42.31%
Vegetables: 887 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 589 acres

Tornado activity:

Hampden County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Massachusetts state average. It is 6280097.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hampden County-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 154.8 miles away from Hampden County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 174.4 miles away from the county 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 173.1 miles away from the county 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 county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 140.6 miles away from Hampden County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 407.1 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Massachusetts Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4496, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4110: April 19, 2013, FEMA Id: 4110, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3350: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3350, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3343: November 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 3343, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Massachusetts Severe Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4051: January 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4051, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Storm
  • Massachusetts Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4028: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4028, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3330: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3330, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1994: June 15, 2011, FEMA Id: 1994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 11, 2011 to January 12, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1959: March 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1959, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 18, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1813: January 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1813, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hampden County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Hampden

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 183,710 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 15,839 (7.1%)
  • Bus: 5,182 (2.3%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 29 (0.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 82 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,400 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 430 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 4,298 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 9,599 (4.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Dominican Republic (8%)
  • Portugal (7%)
  • Jamaica (7%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Ukraine (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hampden County


  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • American (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • French Canadian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Hampden County, Massachusetts in 2000:

  • 5,471 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 4,477 people in nursing homes
  • 1,660 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 597 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 411 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 277 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 277 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 254 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 228 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 155 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 143 people in religious group quarters
  • 136 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 126 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 113 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 102 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 86 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 41 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Hampden County, Massachusetts in 2010:

  • 7,130 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,889 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,179 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 585 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 522 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 365 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 267 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 225 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 217 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 133 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 105 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 100 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 74 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,339.

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

1.42% relocated from other counties in Massachusetts ($20,633 average AGI)
1.76% relocated from other states ($24,812 average AGI)
Hampden County:

1.76%
Massachusetts average:

2.35%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.10% ($63,473)
from Franklin County, MA  0.08% ($35,000)
from Berkshire County, MA  0.07% ($37,798)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.06% ($57,724)


4.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

1.53% relocated to other counties in Massachusetts ($19,240 average AGI)
2.48% relocated to other states ($34,998 average AGI)
Hampden County:

2.48%
Massachusetts average:

2.86%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.12% ($51,305)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.10% ($62,450)
to Tolland County, CT  0.07% ($76,211)
to Franklin County, MA  0.07% ($40,594)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Hampden County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Hampden County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2018: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hampden County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 1.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hampden County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hampden County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hampden County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hampden County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hampden County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hampden County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 78,779 (61,352 aged, 17,427 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,700 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Hampden County, Massachusetts in 1999 - 2019:

  • Unspecified dementia (6,387)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,624)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5,559)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4,262)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,445)
  • Congestive heart failure (2,646)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,402)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2,391)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (2,042)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,869)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.08
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,317
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 273
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,082

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,246
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 994
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 43.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 23.8
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.7
  • Other - 7.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 78.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 28.4
  • Firearm - 26.9
  • Poisoning - 16.4
  • Other - 7.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 466,372
  • Male householders: 78,780 (23,107 living alone), Female householders: 101,190 (32,360 living alone)
  • 69,373 spouses (68,635 opposite-sex spouses), 15,981 unmarried partners, (15,223 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 141,094 children (131,735 natural, 3,194 adopted, 6,165 stepchildren), 12,489 grandchildren, 5,773 brothers or sisters, 7,056 parents, 209 foster children, 6,865 other relatives, 13,322 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 14,240

Size of family households: 49,972 2-persons, 28,352 3-persons, 20,597 4-persons, 8,797 5-persons, 2,618 6-persons, 2,280 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 55,467 1-person, 10,420 2-persons, 791 3-persons, 646 4-persons, 30 6-persons.

44,997 married couples with children.
43,376 single-parent households (8,545 men, 34,831 women).

72.9% of residents of Hampden speak English at home.
18.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
5.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,115,782,000 ($6,746 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $216,155,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,132,031,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $684,131,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,383,000
Federal grants: $771,155,000
Federal procurement contracts: $198,705,000 ($70,870,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $315,378,000 ($64,596,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $43,314,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $181,959,000
Federal Government insurance: $131,811,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 30,168
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

67 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 24,209
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6,986
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+25 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -7,093
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -37 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hampden County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 53.57 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • Year house built in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • 2,4002014 or later
  • 1,1072010 to 2013
  • 8,8182000 to 2009
  • 10,9931990 to 1999
  • 20,2481980 to 1989
  • 25,0031970 to 1979
  • 23,1641960 to 1969
  • 29,2161950 to 1959
  • 16,0841940 to 1949
  • 56,8791939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • 471 room
  • 3112 rooms
  • 1,1093 rooms
  • 9,7194 rooms
  • 25,9145 rooms
  • 27,7626 rooms
  • 15,9097 rooms
  • 13,9928 rooms
  • 14,1469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • 3,8301 room
  • 3,6382 rooms
  • 13,0193 rooms
  • 22,0264 rooms
  • 15,0815 rooms
  • 7,5806 rooms
  • 3,6707 rooms
  • 7958 rooms
  • 1,4229+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • 47no bedroom
  • 1,7491 bedroom
  • 25,7322 bedrooms
  • 54,0223 bedrooms
  • 21,4354 bedrooms
  • 5,9245+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • 4,146no bedroom
  • 19,5491 bedroom
  • 25,4422 bedrooms
  • 17,3303 bedrooms
  • 3,1434 bedrooms
  • 1,4515+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hampden County, Massachusetts in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hampden County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hampden County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,668no vehicle
  • 32,6901 vehicle
  • 47,4312 vehicles
  • 18,4553 vehicles
  • 6,1004 vehicles
  • 1,5655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hampden County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hampden County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 21,861no vehicle
  • 34,1351 vehicle
  • 11,7512 vehicles
  • 2,3903 vehicles
  • 9244 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.3% of Hampden County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Massachusetts.

Hampden County:

88.3%
State average:

87.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 301,508
  • Other state: 79,668
  • Northeast: 56,526
  • Midwest: 5,191
  • South: 13,923
  • West: 4,028
Year householders moved into unit in Hampden County, MA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hampden County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.2%Utility gas
  • 34.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 11.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,623
Here:

8.5%
Massachusetts:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,646
Here:

6.3%
Massachusetts:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,041
Here:

23.3%
Massachusetts:

47.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 24,539
  • Number of aged recipients: 4,201
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 20,338
  • Number of recipients under 18: 4,124
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 15,961
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 4,454
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 8,445
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 12,949
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 92 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,634$163,5432,203$152,1827,655$168,613843$87,77645$661,111429$124,13346$48,478
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED84$155,893130$160,523627$167,906108$45,9350$049$117,51014$55,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED262$142,485443$133,8312,585$170,308557$46,74018$343,722199$102,63344$45,091
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN206$148,922301$147,8671,596$174,95488$106,5006$466,66776$124,2761$112,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS47$141,80968$150,794668$173,58739$126,6671$227,00021$151,9053$80,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 77 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED341$203,654239$219,3221$431,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED96$217,14689$222,0451$131,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED61$199,78794$226,2021$84,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$185,75020$258,2001$109,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$154,2005$189,6000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hampden, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hampden, MA - Value
Most common first names in Hampden County, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5,54681.5 years
John4,92374.9 years
Joseph3,30175.5 years
William3,26074.2 years
Helen2,47880.7 years
Robert2,28470.0 years
Edward2,25474.2 years
James2,25273.0 years
George2,19075.6 years
Anna1,96283.0 years
Most common last names in Hampden County, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith98875.6 years
Sullivan78177.3 years
Johnson73376.2 years
Brown59874.1 years
Murphy47677.9 years
Williams44973.0 years
Shea42778.5 years
Oconnor42277.7 years
Clark37877.2 years
Miller35977.7 years
Businesses in Hampden County, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Jones New York12
ALDO1Journeys2
AMF Bowling2Justice1
AT&T5KFC9
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart3
Abercrombie Kids1Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware7Kohl's1
Advance Auto Parts7LA Fitness1
Aeropostale2La-Z-Boy3
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture5
Apple Store1LensCrafters2
Applebee's3Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's2Lowe's1
Audi1Macy's1
AutoZone7Marshalls2
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets43
BMW1Mazda1
Bakers1McDonald's25
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse3
Barnes & Noble1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity3
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance3
Ben & Jerry's3New York & Co1
Blockbuster5Nike9
Brookstone1Nissan2
Burger King9Old Navy2
CVS24Olive Garden2
Carson Pirie Scott1On The Border1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet3Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panda Express1
Circle K1Panera Bread3
Clarion1Payless8
Cold Stone Creamery3Penske8
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn2Pizza Hut2
Costco1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Pottery Barn1
Curves2Quality2
Dairy Queen3Quiznos2
Days Inn2RadioShack7
Deb2Raymour & Flanigan2
Decora Cabinetry6Red Robin2
Dennys2Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza5Rite Aid10
DressBarn3Ruby Tuesday2
Dressbarn3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts52Sears5
Econo Lodge3Sephora1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel3
Fashion Bug3Staples5
FedEx55Starbucks6
Finish Line1Stop & Shop9
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subaru1
Foot Locker1Subway42
Ford3Super 81
Forever 211T-Mobile12
GNC8T.J.Maxx2
GameStop8Taco Bell8
Gap2Talbots1
Goodwill6Target1
H&M1The Room Place1
H&R Block18Toyota2
Hilton3Toys"R"Us5
Holiday Inn3Travelodge1
Hollister Co.1True Value7
Home Depot4U-Haul19
HomeTown Buffet1UPS66
Honda2Verizon Wireless6
Hot Topic2Victoria's Secret1
Howard Johnson2Volkswagen1
Hyundai2Walgreens12
IHOP2Walmart3
J. Jill1Wendy's8
JCPenney2Wet Seal1
JoS. A. Bank1YMCA6
Johnny Rockets1

Hampden County on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"