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Hampshire County, Massachusetts

99 Main St Rm 205
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-0557
Fax: (413) 584-1465

In west-central MA, north of Springfield, organized May 7, 1662 from Middlesex County. Name Origin: Named by Capt. John Mason (1586-1635) for the county of Hampshire, England

Area (sq mi):: 545.44 (land 529.03; water 16.41) Population per square mile: 289.80
Population 2005: 153,339 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 3.90% Population 2000: 152,251 (White 89.50%; Black or African American 2.00%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 3.40%; Other 3.60%). Foreign born: 6.60%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $21,685; median household $46,098; Population below poverty level: 9.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,395-$28,903
Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Northampton County seat (28,930)
  • Easthampton (16,089)

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    Hampshire County, West Virginia

    PO Box 806
    Romney, WV 26757
    Phone: (304) 822-5112
    Fax: (304) 822-4039
    www.co.hampshire.wv.us

    In eastern panhandle of WV, southeast of Cumberland, MD. Oldest county of what is now WV; organized Feb 27, 1754 from Frederick and Augusta counties (in VA). Name Origin: For the county in England

    Area (sq mi):: 644.62 (land 641.72; water 2.90) Population per square mile: 34.30
    Population 2005: 22,025 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 9.00%; 1990-2000 22.50% Population 2000: 20,203 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 38.50
    Income 2000: per capita $14,851; median household $31,666; Population below poverty level: 16.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,758-$19,929
    Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 39.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 56.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has announced details of recent investment in Hampshire County, Massachusetts with the activation of a new cell site in the area.
    It employs 197 people and has nineteen offices throughout Berkshire and Hampshire County, Massachusetts and eastern New York.

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