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Overview

Introduction to West Springfield, Massachusetts

West Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 1 mile W of Springfield, Massachusetts and 81 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Springfield metropolitan area.

West Springfield History

The area that comprises West Springfield was first settled in by a small group of Englishmen led by William Pynchon, a merchant and fur trader. Initially the town was called Agawam; however, in 1640, it was renamed Springfield, which was the name of William Pynchon’s birthplace. The town was incorporated as West Springfield in February of 1774.

West Springfield and nearby Attractions

  • Springfield Country Club
  • Metacomet-Monadnock Trail
  • Day House
  • Storrowton Village Museum
  • West Springfield Town Hall
  • West Springfield Public Library

Things To Do In West Springfield

When at West Springfield, one should visit the Day House, which is one of the oldest known brick salt-box style houses in the U.S. The town is also famous for a large scale annual fair called the Eastern States Exposition. The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail is a 110 mile long hiking trail which offers thrilling views of nature.

Springfield Transportation

Bradley International Airport is about 13 miles away from West Springfield.

Springfield Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at the Holyoke Community College.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

West Springfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles W of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01089
P.O. Box Zip Codes 01090
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.106
Longitude -72.62

West Springfield 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 HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station AMHERST
Distance 19.6 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 HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chicopee 56,186 $59,218
East Longmeadow 16,017 $100,515
Holyoke 40,342 $41,194
Longmeadow 15,877 $131,086
Springfield 153,947 $38,847

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

West Springfield Public Libraries

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West Springfield Public Library
200 PARK ST.
West Springfield, Massachusetts
(413) 736-4561
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West Springfield High Schools

WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH
425 PIPER ROAD
413-263-3400
Serves 1,240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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Historic West Springfield

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Old Day House between 1900 and 1910

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Old Day House between 1900 and 1910

Old Day House between 1900 and 1910

Old Day House c1908.

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