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Overview

Introduction to South Hadley, Massachusetts

South Hadley, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 7 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 77 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Springfield metropolitan area.

South Hadley History

This region was settled in 1725. It achieved limited self-governance in 1732 and was named "south Precinct of Hadley." The town was officially incorporated as South Hadley in 1753. It was home to the country’s first navigable canal which was commercially successful. The canal started operating in 1795 and closed in 1862 once the railroads started developing.

South Hadley and nearby Attractions

  • The Orchards Country Club
  • Eliot House
  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
  • Old Firehouse Museum
  • Joseph Skinner Museum
  • 1837 Hall

Things To Do In South Hadley

The Firehouse Museum is a great place to get to know the long and glorious history of this community. There are a couple of other museums in the area which are worth a visit. Every Thursday night the Village Commons arrange musical concerts. There is a local theatre group which enacts plays at regular intervals.

South Hadley Transportation

Bradley International Airport offers air transportation.

South Hadley Higher Education

Mount Holyoke is the local college.

People

Total Population 17,763
Male Share of the Population 39.8%
Female Share of the Population 60.2%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 9,109
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 41.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,646
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,331

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,891
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $912
Median House Value $231,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.2%
Irish 26.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Hadley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01075
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.258
Longitude -72.575

South Hadley 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 AMHERST
Distance 8.9 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
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 21.1 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
Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 23.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

South Hadley Falls (01075)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chicopee 56,186 $59,218
Granby 1,431 $87,917
Hadley 5,324 $91,429
Holyoke 40,342 $41,194
Northampton 28,602 $87,035

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

South Hadley Public Libraries

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South Hadley Public Library
BARDWELL ST.
South Hadley, Massachusetts
(413) 538-5045
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Gaylord Memorial Library
47 COLLEGE STREET
South Hadley, Massachusetts
(413) 538-5047

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South Hadley High Schools

SOUTH HADLEY HIGH
153 NEWTON STREET
413-538-5063
Serves 678 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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Historic South Hadley

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Pump house & dam between 1900 and 1910

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Pump house & dam between 1900 and 1910

Elizabeth Mead Hall (Mt. Mount Holyoke College) between 1900 and 1910

Mary Lyon Hall (Mt. Mount Holyoke College) c1908.

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