Wendell, Massachusetts

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Wendell, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Wendell College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Wendell Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Wendell Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Wendell Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Wendell, Massachusetts

Comparing Wendell 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 5
Well-Paid Single Women 9 4
Racial Diversity 7 8
Age of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 2
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 9 5
People in Middle Class or Better 8 2
People Above Poverty 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 4
Short Commute Times 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 10
People Living Alone 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8
Affordability of Rents 2 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Wendell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01379
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.548
Longitude -72.397

Wendell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 13.3 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 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
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Wendell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 986 100%
Male 509 51.6%
Female 477 48.4%
Under 18 253 25.7%
18+ 733 74.3%
65+ 45 4.6%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.88
White 912 92.5%
African-American 34 3.4%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 13 1.3%
Mixed Race 23 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.4%

Estimated Wendell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,036
Growth 50
Growth % 5.1%

Wendell 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 13.6%
English 12.7%
US/American 10.4%
German 10.4%
Polish 7.8%
French (except Basque) 7.1%
Italian 4.9%
French Canadian 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Scottish 3.5%
European 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Lithuanian 1.9%
British 1.3%
Greek 1.3%
Hungarian 1.2%
Canadian 1.2%
Dutch 1%
Russian 1%
Celtic 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
Belgian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wendell 986 $60,147
Erving 1,467 $47,212
Leverett 1,663 $73,333
Montague 8,489 $43,194
New Salem 929 $54,500
Orange 7,518 $44,128
Shutesbury 1,810 $65,521

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Wendell, Massachusetts
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