Middlefield, Massachusetts

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Middlefield, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Middlefield Affordability of Property Taxes
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Middlefield College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Middlefield Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Middlefield, Massachusetts

Comparing Middlefield 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 10 10
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 1
Well-Paid Single Women 6 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 1
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 8
Average Household Size 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 5
Median Family Income 9 3
People in Middle Class or Better 8 2
People Above Poverty 7 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Affordability of Rents 2 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
People Living Alone 1 2

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Middlefield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
P.O. Box Zip Codes 01243
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.348
Longitude -73.015

Middlefield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 3.7 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
Distance 9.2 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 NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
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Middlefield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 542 100%
Male 276 50.9%
Female 266 49.1%
Under 18 125 23.1%
18+ 417 76.9%
65+ 52 9.6%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.86
White 536 98.9%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.6%

Estimated Middlefield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 549
Growth 7
Growth % 1.3%

Middlefield 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
Irish 16.3%
French Canadian 14.2%
French (except Basque) 13.4%
Italian 10.3%
English 9.3%
German 7.2%
Polish 6.8%
US/American 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Greek 1.9%
Scottish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Dutch 1.4%
Finnish 1.4%
Czechoslovakian 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Lithuanian 1%
Canadian 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Hungarian 0.6%
Slovak 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
African 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Middlefield 542 $53,889
Becket 1,755 $53,417
Chester 1,308 $51,932
Chesterfield 1,201 $57,361
Peru 821 $51,071
Washington 544 $55,357
Worthington 1,270 $60,132

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Middlefield Public Library
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