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Overview

Introduction to Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Wilbraham, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 8 miles E of Springfield, Massachusetts and 72 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Springfield metropolitan area.

Wilbraham History

The area combining Wilbraham and Hampden was first settled in 1731. In 1763, when the population figures reached about 400, the independent town of Wilbraham was officially incorporated. Agriculture was the primary occupation until World War II, following which poultry assumed importance. The town center is one of the largest designated historical areas in the country with colonial and Victorian homes. The town also houses the oldest Methodist meeting house in New England.

Wilbraham and nearby Attractions

  • Old Meeting House Museum
  • Woodland Dell Cemetery
  • Saint Cecilias Parish Church
  • Spectacle Pond
  • Academy Historic District

Things To Do In Wilbraham

Visitors to the town of Wilbraham can take a tour of the various historical buildings that speak volumes about the history and culture of Wilbraham. There are quite a few churches and cemeteries that retain the old world feel of Wilbraham. Wilbraham also boasts of beautiful ponds like the Spectacle Pond and the Ninemile Pond.

Wilbraham Transportation

Bradley International is the closest major airport.

Wilbraham Higher Education

Western New England College serves the area.

People

Total Population 3,892
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 28.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,842
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 61%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.5%
Median Earnings25+ $51,147
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,007

Wealth

Median Family Income $103,411
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 17.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,232
Median House Value $287,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
US/American 0.4%
English 11.2%
Irish 15%

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

Wilbraham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01095
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.123
Longitude -72.431

Wilbraham 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 15.3 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 HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 18.4 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 18.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Longmeadow 16,017 $100,515
Hampden 5,179 $89,936
Ludlow 21,348 $73,930
Monson 8,713 $84,336
Springfield 153,947 $38,847

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

Wilbraham Public Libraries

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Wilbraham Public Library
CRANE PARK DRIVE
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
(413) 596-6141
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Wilbraham High Schools

MINNECHAUG REG HIGH
621 MAIN STREET
413-596-9011
Serves 1,304 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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