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Overview

Introduction to East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 4 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts and 77 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Springfield metropolitan area.

East Longmeadow History

White settlers first came to East Longmeadow and settled here in the year 1740. The community of East Longmeadow gradually expanded and the people desired incorporation. The town was officially incorporated in the year 1894.

East Longmeadow and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Park
  • Ellijh Burt House
  • The Seward Pease House
  • First Congregationalist Church
  • St. Paul's church
  • St. Mark's church

Things To Do In East Longmeadow

East Longmeadow has something in store for everyone. Enjoy shopping in the various shopping arcades in the city or treat your taste buds with the delicious meals served in the local restaurants. The Heritage Park includes a basketball field and a picnic area, where people of all ages can relax and recreate. The city is also home to many churches, which organize a variety of events regularly.

East Longmeadow Transportation

The city is served by Bradley International.

East Longmeadow Higher Education

The local college that serves the city is Western New England College.

People

Total Population 16,017
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,034
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 55.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,515
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $738
Median House Value $262,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 13%
Irish 28.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Longmeadow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01028
P.O. Box Zip Codes 01116
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.064
Longitude -72.513

East Longmeadow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station AMHERST
Distance 22.1 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 HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hampden 5,179 $89,936
Longmeadow 15,877 $131,086
Springfield 153,947 $38,847
Wilbraham 3,892 $103,411

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Longmeadow Public Libraries

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East Longmeadow Public Library
60 CENTER SQUARE
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
(413) 525-5400
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East Longmeadow High Schools

EAST LONGMEADOW HIGH
180 MAPLE STREET
413-525-5460
Serves 860 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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Historic East Longmeadow

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Springfield Road between 1900 and 1910

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Springfield Road between 1900 and 1910

Springfield Road between 1900 and 1910

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