Ashfield, Massachusetts

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Ashfield, Massachusetts

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High Points

Ashfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Ashfield College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Ashfield Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Ashfield Well-Paid Single Women
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Ashfield Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Ashfield Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ashfield People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Ashfield Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Ashfield, Massachusetts

Comparing Ashfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 6
Well-Paid Single Men 10 5
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Senior Citizens 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 5
Median Family Income 9 3
People Above Poverty 7 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Public Transportation Use 8 4
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 10

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Ashfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01330
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.526
Longitude -72.788

Ashfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches
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Ashfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,800 100%
Male 883 49.1%
Female 917 50.9%
Under 18 428 23.8%
18+ 1,372 76.2%
65+ 209 11.6%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.9
White 1,752 97.3%
African-American 11 0.6%
Asian 6 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 28 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Ashfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,825
Growth 25
Growth % 1.4%

Ashfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 17.9%
Irish 14.2%
German 10%
Polish 6.7%
Italian 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
French (except Basque) 5.5%
US/American 5.4%
French Canadian 5.2%
Scottish 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Swedish 2.1%
Dutch 1.9%
Russian 1.8%
British 1.8%
Norwegian 1.4%
Canadian 1%
Ukrainian 1%
Eastern European 1%
Northern European 0.8%
Portuguese 0.7%
European 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Basque 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ashfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

South Ashfield (01330)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ashfield 1,800 $56,739
Buckland 1,991 $51,420
Conway 1,809 $62,917
Cummington 978 $48,750
Goshen 921 $58,750
Hawley 336 $46,875
Shelburne 2,058 $51,364

Ashfield Public Libraries

Belding Memorial Library
244 MAIN ST.
Ashfield, Massachusetts
(413) 628-4414

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