Blandford, Massachusetts

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Blandford, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Blandford Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Blandford Affordability of Property Taxes
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Blandford People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Blandford Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Blandford College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Blandford Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Blandford Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Blandford, Massachusetts

Comparing Blandford 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 Men 9 3
Well-Paid Single Women 9 3
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 5
Median Family Income 9 4
College Educated Adults 9 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 3 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
People Living Alone 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Blandford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01008
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.18
Longitude -72.927

Blandford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 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 8.7 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
Distance 19.8 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
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Blandford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,214 100%
Male 607 50%
Female 607 50%
Under 18 293 24.1%
18+ 921 75.9%
65+ 117 9.6%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,199 98.8%
African-American 6 0.5%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Blandford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,267
Growth 53
Growth % 4.4%

Blandford 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 15.8%
Irish 14.8%
Italian 11.9%
French (except Basque) 11.3%
Polish 11%
French Canadian 8.3%
US/American 6%
German 3.6%
Scottish 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Swedish 1.3%
Danish 0.9%
Finnish 0.9%
Austrian 0.8%
British 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
African 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Blandford 1,214 $59,375
Chester 1,308 $51,932
Granville 1,521 $59,219
Huntington 2,174 $52,308
Montgomery 654 $66,250
Russell 1,657 $48,641
Worthington 1,270 $60,132

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Porter Memorial Library
Blandford, Massachusetts
(413) 848-2853

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