Hampden County

Hampden County, Massachusetts

50 State St
Springfield, MA 01102
Phone: (413) 748-8600

On southern border of MA, south of Northampton; organized Feb 25, 1812 from Hampshire County. Name Origin: For John Hampden (1594-1643), English statesman influential in the establishment of Puritan colonies in North America

Area (sq mi):: 634.12 (land 618.40; water 15.71) Population per square mile: 746.40
Population 2005: 461,591 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 1.20%; 1990-2000 0.00% Population 2000: 456,228 (White 74.40%; Black or African American 8.10%; Hispanic or Latino 15.20%; Asian 1.30%; Other 11.50%). Foreign born: 7.20%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,541; median household $39,718; Population below poverty level: 14.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,527-$29,515
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Springfield County seat (152,091)
  • Chicopee (54,838)
  • Westfield (40,559)
  • Holyoke (40,058)
  • Agawam (28,616)
  • West Springfield (28,048)

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    Hampshire County, just north of bottom-ranked Hampden County and home to Amherst and Northampton, ranked fifth in healthiness in the state.
    April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and the Hampden County Bar Association announced today MassMutual's increased support for the Hampden County Legal Clinic, including a $15,000 grant and additional volunteer support through the company's in-house legal team.
    O'Connell earned a juris doctor degree from Western New England College School of Law and was in private practice specializing in juvenile law in Hampden County for 10 years prior to joining the leadership team at Valley Tech.
    Eligible non-critical PNPs located in Hampden County and the towns of Southbridge and Sturbridge in Worcester County in Massachusetts are eligible to apply to the SBA.
    The district also has most of Hampden County, including Holland and parts of Palmer, and parts of Franklin and Hampshire counties.
    The Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) will enroll households in Hampden County, Massachusetts that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program).
    The congressional district includes Charlton, Dudley, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Southbridge, Sturbridge and Warren in Worcester County, and Brimfield, Holland and Wales in Hampden County.
    The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; FBI; Massachusetts State Police; Hampden County District Attorney's Office and the Springfield Police Department.
    Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Massachusetts that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit organizations that were affected by the apartment complex fire in the town of Agawam in Hampden County that occurred on Nov.
    He is being held at the Hampden County Jail in Ludlow and is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Aug.
    PNPs that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature in Hampden County are also eligible for disaster loans from the SBA.
    Nissenbaum, 59, was indicted April 12 by a Hampden County grand jury on three counts of violating the Massachusetts Clean Air Act for failure to file a notice of asbestos removal with the state's Department of Environmental Protection.