Cummington, Massachusetts

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Cummington, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Cummington College Educated Adults
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 8% Cummington Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Cummington Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Cummington, Massachusetts

Comparing Cummington 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 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 4
Well-Paid Single Women 8 2
Racial Diversity 6 6
Age of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 4
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 2
Median Family Income 8 2
People Above Poverty 8 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
People Living Alone 5 7
Affordability of Rents 4 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 7
Low Property Crime 6 4

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Cummington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01026
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.461
Longitude -72.894

Cummington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2 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 19.2 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
Station VERNON
Distance 28.5 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
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Cummington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 978 100%
Male 495 50.6%
Female 483 49.4%
Under 18 273 27.9%
18+ 705 72.1%
65+ 110 11.2%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.77
White 943 96.4%
African-American 6 0.6%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 5 0.5%
Mixed Race 17 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 32 3.3%

Estimated Cummington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 988
Growth 10
Growth % 1%

Cummington 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 23%
Irish 12.8%
German 10.3%
Polish 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Italian 5.3%
US/American 4.8%
French (except Basque) 4.5%
French Canadian 4.1%
Russian 2.4%
European 2.2%
Greek 2.2%
British 1.5%
Eastern European 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
Czech 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Canadian 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
Slovene 0.8%
Icelander 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Northern European 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Celtic 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

West Cummington (01026)

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)
Cummington 978 $48,750
Ashfield 1,800 $56,739
Chesterfield 1,201 $57,361
Goshen 921 $58,750
Hawley 336 $46,875
Peru 821 $51,071
Plainfield 589 $46,042

Cummington Public Libraries

Bryant Free Library
Cummington, Massachusetts
(413) 634-0109

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