Introduction to Ludlow, Massachusetts

Ludlow, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 6 miles E of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 73 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Springfield metropolitan area. Ludlow has a population of 21,209.

Ludlow History

Ludlow is also called Stoney Hill. It was previously settled in 1750 as the northeast precinct of Springfield, Massachusetts. It was later incorporated as a separate town on February 28, 1774. The origin of its name still remains a mystery; some people believe that Ludlow got its name from Roger Ludlow, a prominent New England citizen.

Ludlow and nearby Attractions

  • Lupa Zoo
  • The Submarine Force Museum
  • Old First Church of Sprigfield
  • Misquamicut State Beach
  • The Antiques Center of Yarmouth in West Yarmouth
  • Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

Things To Do In Ludlow

There are extensive sea beaches and lush golf courses in Ludlow, along with heritage buildings and historical monuments. There is a vibrant nightlife in Ludlow; the festive season makes the city more colorful and lively. One can aso spend time at the local museums, aquarium or libraries.

Ludlow Transportation

Bradley International Airport serves the city's transportation needs.

Ludlow Higher Education

The Western New England College offers higher education facilities.


Total Population 21,288
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 10,075
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $43,406
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,326
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,620


Median Family Income $73,693
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $870
Median House Value $226,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 15%

Ludlow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01056
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.16
Longitude -72.476

Ludlow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 15.7 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 18.9 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
Station STORRS
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chicopee 55,603 $58,781
East Longmeadow 15,917 $101,739
Granby 1,514 $87,723
Hampden 5,174 $86,587
Springfield 153,836 $39,132
Wilbraham 3,765 $101,845

Ludlow Public Libraries

Hubbard Memorial Library
Ludlow, Massachusetts
(413) 583-3408

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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