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Encyclopedia > Hampden County, Massachusetts
Hampden County, Massachusetts
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Hampden County
Location in the state of Massachusetts
Formed {{{founded}}}
Seat {{{seat}}}
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,642 km² (634 mi²)
41 km² (16 mi²) 2.48% 
Population
 - (2004)
 - Density

461,228
285/km² 

Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. As of 2004, the population is 461,228. Its county seat is Springfield6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Nickname: City of Homes Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Law and government

Like an increasing number of Massachusetts counties, Hampden County exists today only as a historical geographic region, and has no county government. All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1998. The sheriff and some other regional officials with specific duties are still elected locally to perform duties within the county region, but there is no county council or commissioner. However, communities are now granted the right to form their own regional compacts for sharing services. See also: MassGov page on counties.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,642 km² (634 mi²). 1,602 km² (618 mi²) of it is land and 41 km² (16 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.48% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2004, there are 461,228 people, 175,288 households, and 115,690 families residing in the county. The population density is 285/km² (738/mi²). There are 185,876 housing units at an average density of 116/km² (301/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 79.10% White, 8.10% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.85% from other races, and 2.32% from two or more races. 15.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 175,288 households out of which 31.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.80% are married couples living together, 15.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% are non-families. 28.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.52 and the average family size is 3.10. Marriage may be a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- two male or female or in traditional monogamous relationships -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $39,718, and the median income for a family is $49,257. Males have a median income of $37,676 versus $27,621 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,541. 14.70% of the population and 11.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.70% of those under the age of 18 and 9.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, towns, and villages*

* Villages are census division, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. Agawam is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Blandford is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Brimfield is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Chester is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Chicopee is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... East Longmeadow is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Granville is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Hampden is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Holland is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Holyoke is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts, on the banks of the Connecticut River. ... Longmeadow is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Ludlow is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Monson is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Monson Center is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Monson in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Montgomery is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Palmer is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Bondsville is a census-designated place and village which is part of the town of Palmer in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Three Rivers is a census-designated place and village which is part of the town of Palmer in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Russell is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Southwick is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City of Homes Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... Tolland is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Wales is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... West Springfield is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whip City Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated May 19, 1669 {{{incorporated}}}  County Hampden County Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ... Wilbraham is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 13,473. ...


External link

  • Western Massachusetts Amateur Radio e-mail list
  • National Register of Historic Places listing for Hampden Co., Massachusetts


Flag of Massachusetts The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Capital

Boston State seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: See also List of current and former capital cities within the United States List of capitals of subnational entities Reference http://www. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ...

Regions

The Berkshires | Blackstone River Valley | Cape Ann | Cape Cod and the Islands | Greater Boston | Merrimack Valley | MetroWest | North Shore | Pioneer Valley | South Shore | Western Massachusetts This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Berkshires (pronounced as berk-shurs) are a branch of the Appalachian Mountains in Western Massachusetts often referred to as the Berkshire Hills, although Massachusetts residents frequently refer to them as the Berkshire Mountains. ... The Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ... Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ... Greater Boston is the area of Massachusetts closely surrounding Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Merrimack River, formed by the confluence of the Pemigewasset River (left) and Winnipesaukee River (right) is shown on a map of the northeastern United States The Merrimack River (sometimes spelled Merrimac River, an earlier name that is sometimes, although unofficially, used today) is a 110-mile-long (177-kilometer... The MetroWest region is an area outside the city of Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. ... The North Shore is a region north of Boston, consisting chiefly of urban suburban communities of Essex County along Massachusetts Bay. ... The southern portion of the Pioneer Valley looking south down the Connecticut River. ... The South Shore of Massachusetts is a geographic region stretching south and east from Boston along the shore of Massachusetts Bay toward Cape Cod. ... Western Massachusetts is a geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ...

Cities

Agawam | Amesbury | Attleboro | Barnstable | Beverly | Boston | Brockton | Cambridge | Chelsea | Chicopee | Easthampton | Everett | Fall River | Fitchburg | Franklin | Gardner | Gloucester | Greenfield | Haverhill | Holyoke | Lawrence | Leominster | Lowell | Lynn | Malden | Marlborough | Medford | Melrose | Methuen | New Bedford | Newburyport | Newton | North Adams | Northampton | Peabody | Pittsfield | Quincy | Revere | Salem | Springfield | Somerville | Southbridge | Taunton | Waltham | Watertown | West Springfield | Westfield | Weymouth | Woburn | Worcester List of cities in Massachusetts, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Agawam is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... Barnstable is a city located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; it is the county seat of Barnstable County6. ... Beverly is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... Brockton is a city located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... City Hall - Cambridge MA Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ... Chelsea City Hall The City of Chelsea is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. ... Chicopee is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Easthampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Everett is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... The L.J. Brown Block, Main Street, Fitchburg, circa 1885, from a Bay State Monthly article Fitchburg is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Franklin is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Gardner is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Gloucester is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Greenfield, MA Greenfield is a city located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... Haverhill is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Holyoke is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts, on the banks of the Connecticut River. ... High Service Water Tower (1895), also called Tower Hill Water Tower, a notable eyecatcher or folly, named a Water Landmark in 1979 by the American Water Works Association. ... Leominster is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Old mill complex now converted to a museum. ... Lynn is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Malden is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Marlborough is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts just a few miles north of Boston on the Mystic River. ... Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Methuen is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... A view of New Bedford from the harbor New Bedford is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Newburyport, MA Newburyport is a small coastal city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Public Library in the 1920s North Adams is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Northampton, Massachusetts Main Street Northampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 28,978. ... Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ... Revere City Hall built 1897 Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts and borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the South, Everett and Malden to the West, Saugus and Lynn to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City of Homes Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... Seal of the city Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. ... Southbridge is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... City nicknames: The Silver City The Christmas City City of Firsts The Taunton Green Location in the state of Massachusetts County Bristol County, Massachusetts Area  - Total  - Water (47. ... Waltham is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Watertown is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... West Springfield is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whip City Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated May 19, 1669 {{{incorporated}}}  County Hampden County Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ... Weymouth is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town) Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ...

Towns

See List of towns in Massachusetts The following is a list of towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... The following is a list of towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...

Counties

Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Hampden County Massachusetts Cemeteries (352 words)
Each feature is located by State, county, and geographic coordinates; and referenced to the appropriate 1:24,000-scale U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map on which it is shown.
To locate an "active" cemetery in Massachusetts that does have an administrative office, mass-doc.com has also developed a pre-formatted directory of addresses and phone numbers.
Please understand that this guide is by no means meant to be an all inclusive directory of all cemeteries in Hampden County.
Old maps of Hampden County towns (932 words)
MAHD20 1870 MAP of West Springfield, Massachusetts (MA); insets of Ashleyville and Riverdale.
MAHD23 1870 MAP of Holyoke, Massachusetts (MA); insets of Ireland Parish and Baptist Village.
MAHD7 1870 MAP of Chester, Massachusetts (MA); insets of Littleville and North Chester Villages.
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