Chesterfield, Massachusetts

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Chesterfield, Massachusetts

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

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Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Chesterfield Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Chesterfield College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Chesterfield, Massachusetts

Comparing Chesterfield 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 2
Well-Paid Single Men 8 1
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 4
College Educated Adults 9 4
People Above Poverty 9 4
People in Middle Class or Better 8 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 1
Short Commute Times 2 4


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

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Chesterfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01012
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.391
Longitude -72.84

Chesterfield 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 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
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 9.7 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 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
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Chesterfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,201 100%
Male 599 49.9%
Female 602 50.1%
Under 18 309 25.7%
18+ 892 74.3%
65+ 117 9.7%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 3.09
White 1,185 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 9 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Chesterfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,272
Growth 71
Growth % 5.9%

Chesterfield 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
Irish 16.7%
English 16%
Polish 15.1%
French Canadian 10.3%
French (except Basque) 7.8%
German 7%
US/American 6.9%
Italian 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.1%
Norwegian 2.1%
Scottish 1.9%
British 1.1%
Finnish 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Canadian 1%
Hungarian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Eastern European 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chesterfield 1,201 $57,361
Cummington 978 $48,750
Goshen 921 $58,750
Middlefield 542 $53,889
Westhampton 1,468 $66,625
Williamsburg 2,427 $55,833
Worthington 1,270 $60,132

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Chesterfield Public Library
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(413) 296-4735

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