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Overview

Introduction to Easthampton, Massachusetts

Easthampton, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 9 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 82 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.The city is included in the Springfield metropolitan area.

Easthampton History

The town of Easthampton was first settled by European immigrants in 1664. The region was originally considered a part of Northampton. In 1785, the village of Easthampton officially had its own separate political entity. Twenty fours years later, it was officially incorporated as a town. Before the effects of the industrial revolution hit the town, it was a strictly agricultural community.

Easthampton and nearby Attractions

  • Easthampton Parks & Recreation
  • Nonotuck Park
  • Pleasant Green Park
  • Historic Northampton Museum
  • Wistariahurst Museum
  • Children's Museum

Things To Do In Easthampton

You will never be bored in Easthampton, as the city offers unlimited recreation options for people of all ages. There are various public parks where one can hang out with family or friends. If history interests you, then visit the various museums and historical sites in the city. There are also many good restaurants and cafés in the area.

Easthampton Transportation

Air transportation in this city is provided by Bradley International.

Easthampton Higher Education

The college that serves the city is Heritage Baptist Institute.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Easthampton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01027
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.277
Longitude -72.669

Easthampton 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 AMHERST
Distance 10.1 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 CHESTER 2
Distance 16.1 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
Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 18.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Loudville (01027)

Mount Tom (01027)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hadley 5,324 $91,429
Holyoke 40,342 $41,194
Northampton 28,602 $87,035
South Hadley 17,763 $82,891
Southampton 6,022 $91,528
Westhampton 1,727 $89,375

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

Easthampton Public Libraries

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Emily Williston Memorial Library
9 PARK ST.
Easthampton, Massachusetts
(413) 527-1031

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Easthampton High Schools

EASTHAMPTON HIGH
70 WILLISTON AVENUE
413-529-1585
Serves 409 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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Historic Easthampton

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From Mount Tom Summit House between 1900 and 1910

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From Mount Tom Summit House between 1900 and 1910

Easthampton (from Mt. Tom, Holyoke) between 1905 and 1915

Easthampton from summit of Mt. Tom, Holyoke between 1900 and 1915

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