Hampden County

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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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