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Overview

Introduction to Greenfield, Massachusetts

Greenfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin county, is 30 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 80 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Springfield metropolitan area. Greenfield has a population of 18,168.

Greenfield History

Greenfield was first settled in 1686 by the English. At that time it was a part of Deerfield and was repeatedly attacked by the Indians until 1756. The town of Greenfield was incorporated in 1753. It was named after the Green River. The town developed into a trade center during 1795, when the South Hadley Canal was opened. The Green River Works was established in 1834 by John Russell. The Connecticut River Railroad was the first railway that entered the town.

Greenfield and nearby Attractions

  • Poets Seat Tower Park
  • Greenfield Energy Park
  • Pumping Station Bridge (a covered bridge)
  • Guiding Star Grange
  • Pioneer Valley Symphony and Chorus
  • Gravity Hill

Things To Do In Greenfield

Greenfield offers a number of scenic spots. The town several playgrounds, restaurants, historical sites, parks and other recreational activities. Other than these, the town also organizes events like the annual Fourth of July fireworks, which takes place at the Poet's Seat overlooking Beacon Field.

Greenfield Transportation

Westover ARB Metropolitan Airport is nearby.

Greenfield Higher Education

Greenfield Community College is the local college.

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

Greenfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01301
P.O. Box Zip Codes 01302
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.587
Longitude -72.611

Greenfield 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 VERNON
Distance 13.3 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
Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 18.4 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
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 25.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bernardston 2,173 $73,021
Conway 1,663 $97,262
Deerfield 818 $159,110
Gill 1,573 $86,923
Montague 8,394 $68,795
Shelburne 1,979 $78,571

Greenfield Public Libraries

Library
Greenfield Public Library
402 MAIN ST.
Greenfield, Massachusetts
(413) 772-1544
Library Web Site

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Greenfield Hospitals

FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
164 HIGH STREET
(413) 773-0211
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greenfield High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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