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People

Total Population 1,923
Male Share of the Population 52.4%
Female Share of the Population 47.6%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 906
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 57.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.1%
Median Earnings25+ $37,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,528
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,346

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,986
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $891
Median House Value $194,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
US/American 0%
English 18.8%
Irish 19.1%

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 3,667 $115,927
Holland 1,405 $78,750
Monson 8,660 $81,953
Sturbridge 2,265 $105,972

Wales Public Libraries

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

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