Brimfield, Massachusetts

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Brimfield, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Brimfield Affordability of Rents
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Brimfield Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Brimfield Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Brimfield College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Brimfield People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Brimfield Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Brimfield Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Brimfield, Massachusetts

Comparing Brimfield 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 4
Well-Paid Single Women 9 4
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 6
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 4
College Educated Adults 9 4
People Above Poverty 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 9 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 4
Walking and Biking to Work 8 5
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
People Living Alone 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7

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Brimfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Standard Zip Codes 01010
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.122
Longitude -72.201

Brimfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
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Brimfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,339 100%
Male 1,654 49.5%
Female 1,685 50.5%
Under 18 912 27.3%
18+ 2,427 72.7%
65+ 367 11%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.21
White 3,262 97.7%
African-American 17 0.5%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.4%
Other 24 0.7%
Mixed Race 20 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 43 1.3%

Estimated Brimfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,639
Growth 300
Growth % 9%

Brimfield 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
French (except Basque) 15%
English 13.6%
Italian 12.7%
Irish 12.2%
French Canadian 11.2%
Polish 7.2%
German 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
US/American 3.5%
Scottish 3%
Swedish 2.4%
Icelander 0.9%
Greek 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
British 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East Brimfield (01010)

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)
Brimfield 3,339 $59,943
Brookfield 3,051 $54,519
Holland 2,407 $57,024
Monson 8,359 $58,607
Sturbridge 7,837 $64,455
Wales 1,737 $51,629
Warren 4,776 $39,598

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Brimfield Public Library
Brimfield, Massachusetts
(413) 245-3518

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