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Encyclopedia > Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Hampshire County
Location in the state of Massachusetts
Formed
Seat Northampton
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,413 km² (545 mi²)
42 km² (16 mi²) 3.01% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

152,251
111/km² 

Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. As of 2000, the population is 152,251. Its county seat is Northampton6. 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, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... 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. ... 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... 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. ... 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, Hampshire County exists today only as a historical geographic region, and has no county government. All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1999. 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 (Hampshire County's communities, in toto, have entered into such a compact). See also: MassGov page on counties.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,413 km² (545 mi²). 1,370 km² (529 mi²) of it is land and 42 km² (16 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.01% 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 2000, there are 152,251 people, 55,991 households, and 33,818 families residing in the county. The population density is 111/km² (288/mi²). There are 58,644 housing units at an average density of 43/km² (111/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.10% White, 1.96% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 3.40% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 3.42% 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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 55,991 households out of which 28.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.40% are married couples living together, 9.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.60% are non-families. 28.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.96. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- 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 19.60% under the age of 18, 19.30% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 87.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $46,098, and the median income for a family is $57,480. Males have a median income of $39,327 versus $30,362 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,685. 9.40% of the population and 5.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.20% of those under the age of 18 and 6.70% 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. Amherst is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Amherst Center is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Amherst in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... North Amherst is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Amherst in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... South Amherst is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Amherst in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Belchertown is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Chesterfield is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Cummington is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Easthampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Enfield was a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, location 42° 19 N, 072° 22 W. The town was incorporated in 1801 from portions of Greenwich and Belchertown. ... The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest body of water in the state of Massachusetts, created between 1930 and 1940. ... Goshen is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Granby is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,132. ... Greenwich (which was pronounced Green-which, not Gren-ich) is a former town in Massachusetts. ... Hadley is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Hatfield is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Huntington is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Middlefield is a town located in Hampshire 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. ... Florence, Massachusetts is a village located in the northwestern portion of the city of Northampton, near Westhampton and Williamsburg. ... Pelham is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Plainfield is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Prescott is a former town in Massachusetts. ... South Hadley is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 17,196. ... Southampton is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Ware is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Westhampton is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Williamsburg is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Worthington is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ...


The Five Colleges

Hampshire County is notable for the presence within its borders of the "five colleges," comprising the University of Massachusetts flagship campus and four well-known private colleges:

A consortium, Five Colleges, Inc. provides easy course cross-registration and free bus service between the campuses. Amherst College is an independent liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... Amherst is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Hampshire College is an experimenting private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. ... Amherst is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts college in South Hadley, Massachusetts, is the oldest womens college in the United States, and the oldest continuing institution of womens higher education in the world. ... South Hadley is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 17,196. ... Smith College campus center Smith College, located in Northampton, Massachusetts, is the largest womens college in the United States. ... 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. ... The center of the UMass Amherst campus. ... Amherst is a town located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ...


External link

  • Western Massachusetts Amateur Radio e-mail list
  • National Register of Historic Places listing for Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
  • Town of Cummington Official Web Site


Flag of Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts File links The following pages link to this file: Cape Cod Nantucket, Massachusetts Barnstable County, Massachusetts Berkshire County, Massachusetts Bristol County, Massachusetts Dukes County, Massachusetts Essex County, Massachusetts Franklin County, Massachusetts Hampden County, Massachusetts Hampshire County, Massachusetts Middlesex County, Massachusetts Norfolk County, Massachusetts Plymouth County, Massachusetts Suffolk County, Massachusetts Worcester... 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. ...

Capital:

Boston This is a list of United States state capitals: ... 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 | Greater Boston | Blackstone River Valley | Cape Ann | Cape Cod and the Islands | 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. ... Greater Boston is the area of Massachusetts closely surrounding Boston, Massachusetts. ... 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. ... 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 | 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Taunton is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... 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. ... Westfield is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... 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. ...

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. ... Hampden 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. ...


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Hampshire County, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (561 words)
Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts.
In the county the population is spread out with 19.60% under the age of 18, 19.30% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who are 65 years of age or older.
Hampshire County is notable for the presence within its borders of the "five colleges," comprising the University of Massachusetts flagship campus and four well-known private colleges:
Encyclopedia: Massachusetts (9189 words)
Massachusetts is bordered on the north by New Hampshire and Vermont, on the west by New York, on the south by Connecticut and Rhode Island, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Massachusetts Bay is one of the large bays of the Atlantic Ocean that form the distinctive shape of the coastline of the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts has a reputation as being a politically liberal state, and is often used as an archetype of liberalism in the U.S. It is the home of the Kennedy family of political fame, and routinely votes for the Democratic Party in federal elections.
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