Gill, Massachusetts

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Gill, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Gill Affordability of Rents
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Gill Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Gill Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Gill Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 11% Gill Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Gill College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Gill Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Gill Affordability of Property Taxes
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Gill People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Gill, Massachusetts

Comparing Gill 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 5
Well-Paid Single Men 9 5
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 7 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 5
College Educated Adults 9 5
People Above Poverty 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 9 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 4
Working at Home 8 6
Short Commute Times 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 10
People Living Alone 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 3
Low Violent Crime 2 1

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Gill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01354, 01376
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.64
Longitude -72.511

Gill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VERNON
Distance 8.7 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 17.8 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
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
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Gill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,363 100%
Male 665 48.8%
Female 698 51.2%
Under 18 323 23.7%
18+ 1,040 76.3%
65+ 174 12.8%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,328 97.4%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 11 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 14 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.7%

Estimated Gill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,393
Growth 30
Growth % 2.2%

Gill 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 15.3%
Polish 15%
French (except Basque) 12.8%
Irish 9.3%
French Canadian 8.4%
US/American 6.9%
Italian 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
German 4.6%
Scottish 3.9%
Swedish 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Canadian 1.1%
European 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Northern European 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Montague City (01376)
Riverside (01376)

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)
Gill 1,363 $61,339
Bernardston 2,155 $53,125
Erving 1,467 $47,212
Greenfield 18,168 $46,412
Leyden 772 $53,750
Montague 8,489 $43,194
Northfield 2,951 $56,816

Gill Public Libraries

Slate Memorial Library
Gill, Massachusetts
(413) 863-2591

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