Hampden County, MA

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2022 Population
464,575
0.362% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
0.254% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
0.636% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,619
8.66% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$258,100
12.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
213,060
0.0672% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hampden County, MA had a population of 465k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $66,619. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hampden County, MA declined from 466,265 to 464,575, a −0.362% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,310 to $66,619, a 8.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hampden County, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.4%), White (Hispanic) (10.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.53%), and Other (Hispanic) (6.16%).

None of the households in Hampden County, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Hampden County, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hampden County, MA are Westfield State University (168263) (1,413 degrees awarded in 2022) and Western New England University (1,084 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hampden County, MA was $258,100, and the homeownership rate was 61.7%.

Most people in Hampden County, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hampden County, MA was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Historic 1874 Hampden County Courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Population & Diversity

Hampden County, MA is home to a population of 465k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.13% of Hampden County, MA residents were born outside of the country (42.4k people).

In 2022, there were 5.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (281k people) in Hampden County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.7k White (Hispanic) and 39.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Hampden County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hampden County, MA was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hampden County, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    281k ± 458
  2. White (Hispanic)
    48.7k ± 2.48k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    39.9k ± 2.82k
26.8%
Hispanic Population
125k people

In 2022, there were 5.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (281k people) in Hampden County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.7k White (Hispanic) and 39.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26.8% of the people in Hampden County, MA are hispanic (125k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
42.4k people
9.22%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43k people

As of 2022, 9.13% of Hampden County, MA residents (42.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hampden County, MA was 9.22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,428 ± 606
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,286 ± 608
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,747 ± 475

Hampden County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hampden County, MA employs 213k people. The largest industries in Hampden County, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,304 people), Manufacturing (24,095 people), and Educational Services (23,937 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,560), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,398), and Finance & Insurance ($77,281).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

213k
2022 Value
± 3,844
0.0672%
1 Year growth
± 2.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hampden County, MA grew at a rate of 0.0672%, from 213k employees to 213k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hampden County, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (24,318 people), Management Occupations (19,688 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (17,174 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hampden County, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

213k
2022 Value
± 3,844
0.0672%
1 Year growth
± 2.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hampden County, MA grew at a rate of 0.0672%, from 213k employees to 213k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hampden County, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,304 people), Manufacturing (24,095 people), and Educational Services (23,937 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hampden County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Hampden County, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,088
Median earning men ± $1,324
$40,946
Median earning women ± $991

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,527), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,578), and Information ($62,639).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,732), Public Administration ($67,357), and Construction ($47,639).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,162
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,484
    Manufacturing
  3. 2,091
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hampden County, MA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.5%), followed by Other (2.06%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hampden County, MA awarded 7,376 degrees. The student population of Hampden County, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,162 male students and 15,649 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hampden County, MA are White (4,768 and 65.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (930 and 12.8%), Black or African American (612 and 8.4%), and Unknown (598 and 8.2%).

The largest universities in Hampden County, MA by number of degrees awarded are Westfield State University (168263) (1,413 and 19.2%) and Western New England University (1,084 and 14.7%).

The most popular majors in Hampden County, MA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (491 and 6.66%), Registered Nursing (387 and 5.25%), and Occupational Therapy (315 and 4.27%).

The median tuition costs in Hampden County, MA are $39,643 for private four year colleges, and $970 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Hampden County, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 24,811 (36.9% men and 63.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 24,811 students enrolled in Hampden County, MA, 36.9% men and 63.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,026 records, of which 61.1% were women and 38.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 283 degrees awarded
  2. 265 degrees awarded
  3. 245 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hampden County, MA was General Psychology with 283 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hampden County, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,413 degrees awarded
  2. 1,084 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Westfield State University (168263) with 1,413 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,387 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hampden County, MA, which is 0.478 times less than the 4,989 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,768 degrees mean that there were 5.13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 930 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,643) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($10,530) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hampden County, MA was $258,100 in 2022, which is 0.916 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $228,700 to $258,100, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Hampden County, MA is 61.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hampden County, MA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hampden County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hampden County, MA is $66,619. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hampden County, MA was Census Tract 8133.03 with a value of $170,625, followed by Census Tract 8136.02 and Census Tract 8133.01, with respective values of $152,434 and $136,125.

In 2022, 18.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hampden County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.18%.

Property

$258,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,681
$113,182
Median Property Taxes
±$2,299

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hampden County, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.7%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.7% of the housing units in Hampden County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8133.03
  2. Census Tract 8136.02
  3. Census Tract 8133.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hampden County, MA was Census Tract 8133.03 with a value of $170,625, followed by Census Tract 8136.02 and Census Tract 8133.01, with respective values of $152,434 and $136,125.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hampden County, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,619
Median Household Income
± $1,433
183k
Number of Households
± 3,451

In 2022, the median household income of the 183k households in Hampden County, MA grew to $66,619 from the previous year's value of $61,310.

The following chart displays the households in Hampden County, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hampden County, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.61%)
  3. Carpooled (7.97%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Hampden County, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.61%) and those who carpooled to work (7.97%).

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hampden County, MA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Hampden County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hampden County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.18%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hampden County, MA (71.3k out of 452k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hampden County, MA is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.4% of the children was living in poverty in Hampden County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 616 in Hampden County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 54.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.9% of the population of Hampden County, MA has health coverage, with 43.2% on employee plans, 29.6% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hampden County, MA see 1485 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.269% decrease from the previous year (1489 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1094 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 98 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,485 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hampden County, MA

Primary care physicians in Hampden County, MA see an average of 1,485 patients per year. This represents a 0.269% decrease from the previous year (1,489 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.1%
Uninsured
43.2%
Employer Coverage
29.6%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hampden County, MA grew by 1.55% from 3.05% to 3.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.2 in Hampden County, MA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30% in Hampden County, MA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.25% in Hampden County, MA.

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