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Encyclopedia > West Springfield, Massachusetts
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Nickname: West Side
Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°06′25″N 72°37′15″W / 42.10694, -72.62083
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampden County
Settled 1660
Incorporated 1774
Government
 - Type Mayor-council city
Area
 - City  17.5 sq mi (45.4 km²)
 - Land  16.8 sq mi (43.4 km²)
 - Water  0.8 sq mi (2.0 km²)
Elevation  65 ft (20 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 27,899
 - Density 1,665.7/sq mi (643.1/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01089
Area code(s) 413
Website: http://www.west-springfield.ma.us/

The Town of West Springfield (familiarly known as "West Side") is a city[1] in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. It is considered a suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts. The population was 27,899 at the 2000 census. This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... Image File history File links West_Springfield_ma_highlight. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 413 is the area code for western Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - City  33. ...

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History

Settlers from Springfield, Massachusetts first moved to the west side of the Connecticut River between 1654 and 1659. In 1696 the settlers on the west side of the river, after years of having to cross the river by boat in order to attend church on Sundays, received permission from the Massachusetts General Court to be incorporated as a new parish of Springfield and to procure their own minister. Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - City  33. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ...


The population on the west side of the Connecticut River grew rapidly and on February 23, 1774, the land which now contains the present day communities of West Springfield, Agawam and Holyoke was incorporated as West Springfield. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chesma Column in Tsarskoe Selo, commemorating the end of the Russo-Turkish War. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1635 Incorporated 1855 Government Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard A. Cohen (D) Area  - City  24. ... Holyoke is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts, on the banks of the Connecticut River. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 45.4 km² (17.5 mi²). 43.4 km² (16.8 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (4.50%) is water. It is on the west side of the Connecticut River, across from Springfield, and on the north side of the Westfield River, above Agawam. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,899 people, 11,823 households, and 7,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 643.1/km² (1,665.7/mi²). There were 12,259 housing units at an average density of 282.6/km² (731.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.68% White, 2.05% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.97% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.94% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. 5.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ...


There were 11,823 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.02. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,266, and the median income for a family was $50,282. Males had a median income of $38,082 versus $28,079 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,982. About 8.7% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Education

Points of interest

West Springfield is the home of The Big E, an annual agricultural and entertainment fair, and the Josiah Day House, the oldest known brick salt-box style home in the United States. West Springfield is also the birthplace of the Morgan horse. The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as New Englands Great State Fair. It is the 6th largest agricultural fair in the United States, and the largest in the northeastern portion of the country. ... The Josiah Day House is the oldest known brick salt-box style home in the United States. ... The Morgan is one of the first horse breeds developed in the United States. ...


Media

  • The West Springfield Record

Sports

The Twisters are a member club of the American Indoor Soccer League; they are based out of West Springfield, MA and owned by the leagues commissioner, Paul LaPointe. ... The American Indoor Soccer League or AISL considered itself a minor indoor soccer league. ... The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as New Englands Great State Fair. It is the 6th largest agricultural fair in the United States, and the largest in the northeastern portion of the country. ...

Notable residents and former residents

UCLA Graduate who competed in the 1984 Olympics as a gymnast. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... A gold medal will generally represent the highest award for achievement in a non-military field, with no restriction on eligibility. ... Matthew Christopher Deis (born December 13th, 1983 in Peterborough, New Hampshire) is a professional musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Leo Ernest Durocher (July 27, 1905 — October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Mike Scully (born October 2, 1956 in West Springfield, Massachusetts) is an Emmy Award-winning American television writer best known for his work as show runner of the Fox series The Simpsons from 1997 - 2001 (Seasons 9-12). ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Christopher Frank Capuano (born August 19, 1978 in West Springfield, Massachusetts) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Victor John Angelo Vic Raschi (March 28, 1919-October 14, 1988) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...

References

  1. ^ Although it is called the "Town of West Springfield," it is a statutory city of Massachusetts. See Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
West Springfield, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (569 words)
It is considered a suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts.
West Springfield was first settled in 1660 and was officially incorporated in 1774.
West Springfield is the home of The Big E, an annual agricultural and entertainment fair and is the birthplace of the Morgan horse.
Springfield, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3652 words)
Springfield is known as the City of Homes, a nickname given to it in the late 19th century due to its many Victorian mansions, as well as multitudes of single-family houses inhabited by workers.
Springfield was and remains, in many respects, the cultural center of Western Massachusetts since its founding in the early 1600s.
Springfield is often referred to as the "Crossroads of New England" because of the crossing of major east-west and north-south railroads.
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