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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    The decision grants much of the "global remedy" that the petitioners the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Hampden County Lawyers for Justice, and two named former criminal defendants had been seeking.
    Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said the bodies were found "in and around" Weldon's Springfield home.
    At one point several years ago, I sent him a letter that said, when he's getting close to retirement, I'd love to talk to him because we'd love to have an office down in Hampden County. We write a lot of business down there, a lot of commercial business, and several of our salespeople are from that area - and we were interested in expanding and growing the business.'
    This merger creates a large locally managed bank in Hampden County, Massachusetts and the combined company has total assets of about USD2.0bn and 21 branch locations serving customers throughout western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut.
    This will be the first "in-market" merger in Hampden County in over 25 years and is expected to create the largest locally managed bank in Hampden County and the second largest bank in terms of deposit market share in the county.
    The Hampden County district attorney determined that the former treasurer, whose annual salary was $38,000, stole $80,868.
    Established in 1852, Hampden Bank is a full service community bank serving the families and businesses in and around Hampden County. The bank has ten office locations in Springfield, Agawam, Longmeadow, West Springfield, Wilbraham, and Indian Orchard.
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    We considered five primary monitoring locations in four counties (see Supplemental Material, Figure S1): New Haven (in New Haven County, CT), Hartford (in Hartford County, CT), Bridgeport and Danbury (in Fairfield County, CT), and Springfield (in Hampden County, MA).
    Earlier described taxa by Emerson and Troxell are from the Lower Jurassic Portland Formation (Hettangian-Sinemurian; 6) somewhere near Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
    He noted that, according to a recent study, Hampden County has the highest incidence of public health issues in the commonwealth, underscoring the need for local public awareness campaigns.