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Overview

Introduction to Granby, Massachusetts

Granby, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 8 miles NE of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center) and 74 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Springfield metro area, the town not isolated.

Granby History

Granby, which was settled in 1727, was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Incorporated on June 11, 1768, it was named for John Manners, the Marquess of Granby, who was the English military leader of the Seven Years War. The town, which once formed part of Hadley, was later included in South Hadley. It is located in Hampshire County, which was founded in 1662.

Granby and Nearby Attractions

  • Skinner State Park
  • Holyoke Merry - Go - Round
  • Wistariahurst Museum
  • Mount Tom State Reservation
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
  • Chicopee Memorial State Park

Things To Do In Granby

There are a number of museums in the area including the Wistariahurst Museum, the Children's Museum at Holyoke, the Hadley Farm Museum, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and the Holyoke Heritage State Park. The Living Gate Evangelical Free Church, the Church of Christ, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church are some of the local churches. Parks nearby such as Brimfield State Forest, the Skinner State Park, the Chicopee State Forest, and Hampton Ponds State Park offer hiking, fishing, and boating.

Granby Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Granby Higher Education

Saint Hyacinth College and Seminary is located in Granby. Other colleges nearby include Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Western New England College.

People

Total Population 1,431
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 666
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 33.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,917
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 10.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 8%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $702
Median House Value $234,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0%
English 13.8%
Irish 7.9%

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

Granby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01033, 01056
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.256
Longitude -72.516

Granby 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 8.8 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
Station EAST BRIMFIELD LAKE
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 23.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belchertown 3,289 $52,708
Hadley 5,324 $91,429
Holyoke 40,342 $41,194
Ludlow 21,348 $73,930
Northampton 28,602 $87,035
South Hadley 17,763 $82,891

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

Granby Public Libraries

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Granby, Massachusetts
(413) 467-3320

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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