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People

Total Population 1,904
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 862
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,966
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $858
Median House Value $192,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 20.6%

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

Wales Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles E of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Standard Zip Codes 01081
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.069
Longitude -72.222

Wales 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 EAST BRIMFIELD LAKE
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Station BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station WEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brimfield 3,695 $105,500
Holland 1,433 $76,500
Monson 8,713 $84,336
Sturbridge 2,515 $110,417

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

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Wales Public Library
101 MAIN STREET
Wales, Massachusetts
(413) 245-9072

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