Heath, Massachusetts

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Heath, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Heath College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Heath Median Family Income
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Heath Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Heath, Massachusetts

Comparing Heath 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 1
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 1
Racial Diversity 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 9 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 5
Median Family Income 9 3
People in Middle Class or Better 7 1
People Above Poverty 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Affordability of Rents 2 5
People Living Alone 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Heath Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01346
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.673
Longitude -72.822

Heath Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 15.4 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 CHESTER 2
Distance 27.1 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
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Heath Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 805 100%
Male 405 50.3%
Female 400 49.7%
Under 18 231 28.7%
18+ 574 71.3%
65+ 83 10.3%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 3.19
White 787 97.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 11 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Heath Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 805
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

Heath 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 14.3%
Italian 13.8%
Irish 12.9%
French (except Basque) 10.6%
German 10.2%
French Canadian 8.6%
US/American 7%
European 3.4%
Polish 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Lebanese 2%
Russian 2%
Scottish 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Swedish 1%
Lithuanian 1%
Dutch 1%
Norwegian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Heath 805 $55,938
Buckland 1,991 $51,420
Charlemont 1,358 $50,962
Colrain 1,813 $46,518
Hawley 336 $46,875
Rowe 351 $53,750
Shelburne 2,058 $51,364

Heath Public Libraries

Heath Free Public Library
Heath, Massachusetts
(413) 337-4934
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