Colrain, Massachusetts

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Colrain, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

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College Educated Adults
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Top 16% Colrain College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Colrain, Massachusetts

Comparing Colrain 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 2
Well-Paid Single Women 6 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Age of the Population 6 4
Racial Diversity 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 5
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 6
Portion of People Married 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 4
People in Middle Class or Better 8 2
People Above Poverty 8 3
Median Family Income 7 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Public Transportation Use 7 2
Short Commute Times 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Housing Recently Built 5 5
People Living Alone 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8

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Colrain Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01340
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.673
Longitude -72.697

Colrain Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VERNON
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 18.7 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 KEENE
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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Colrain Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,813 100%
Male 921 50.8%
Female 892 49.2%
Under 18 503 27.7%
18+ 1,310 72.3%
65+ 222 12.2%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.12
White 1,783 98.3%
African-American 6 0.3%
Asian 6 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 16 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 1%

Estimated Colrain Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,859
Growth 46
Growth % 2.5%

Colrain 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 17.2%
Irish 13.6%
French (except Basque) 13.4%
US/American 11.4%
French Canadian 10.6%
German 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
Italian 4.1%
Polish 3.8%
Russian 1.2%
Scottish 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Canadian 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
British 0.6%
European 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Shattuckville (01340)

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)
Colrain 1,813 $46,518
Bernardston 2,155 $53,125
Buckland 1,991 $51,420
Charlemont 1,358 $50,962
Heath 805 $55,938
Leyden 772 $53,750
Shelburne 2,058 $51,364

Colrain Public Libraries

Griswold Memorial Library
Colrain, Massachusetts
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