Hatfield, Massachusetts

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Hatfield, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hatfield Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hatfield Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hatfield Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Hatfield Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Hatfield People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Hatfield Median Family Income
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Hatfield Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Hatfield College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 13% Hatfield Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Hatfield, Massachusetts

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 3
Average Household Size 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 7
Median Family Income 10 5
College Educated Adults 9 5

Commute & Sprawl

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Hatfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01038
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.37
Longitude -72.598

Hatfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.4 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 18.3 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 VERNON
Distance 27.7 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
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Hatfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,249 100%
Male 1,583 48.7%
Female 1,666 51.3%
Under 18 674 20.7%
18+ 2,575 79.3%
65+ 544 16.7%
Median Age 43.2
Average Family Size 2.96
White 3,185 98%
African-American 7 0.2%
Asian 16 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 19 0.6%
Mixed Race 16 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 34 1%

Estimated Hatfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,282
Growth 33
Growth % 1%

Hatfield 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
Polish 35.4%
Irish 14.6%
US/American 8.3%
German 8%
French (except Basque) 7.9%
French Canadian 5.7%
English 5.2%
Italian 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Scottish 1.6%
European 1%
Portuguese 1%
British 0.9%
Russian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Eastern European 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

West Hatfield (01038)

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)
Hatfield 3,249 $61,607
Amherst 34,874 $61,237
Hadley 4,793 $61,897
Northampton 28,978 $56,844
Sunderland 3,777 $53,021
Whately 1,573 $66,488
Williamsburg 2,427 $55,833

Hatfield Public Libraries

Hatfield Public Library
Hatfield, Massachusetts
(413) 247-9097

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Student/teacher ratio: 11

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