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Overview

Introduction to East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 4 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts and 77 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Springfield metropolitan area.

East Longmeadow History

White settlers first came to East Longmeadow and settled here in the year 1740. The community of East Longmeadow gradually expanded and the people desired incorporation. The town was officially incorporated in the year 1894.

East Longmeadow and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Park
  • Ellijh Burt House
  • The Seward Pease House
  • First Congregationalist Church
  • St. Paul's church
  • St. Mark's church

Things To Do In East Longmeadow

East Longmeadow has something in store for everyone. Enjoy shopping in the various shopping arcades in the city or treat your taste buds with the delicious meals served in the local restaurants. The Heritage Park includes a basketball field and a picnic area, where people of all ages can relax and recreate. The city is also home to many churches, which organize a variety of events regularly.

East Longmeadow Transportation

The city is served by Bradley International.

East Longmeadow Higher Education

The local college that serves the city is Western New England College.

People

Total Population16,017
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+8,034
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married55.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.2%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,515
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.6%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$262,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.5%
US/American0.2%
English13%
Irish28.8%

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

East Longmeadow Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City77 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
CountyHampden
Metro AreaSpringfield
Standard Zip Codes01028
P.O. Box Zip Codes01116
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.064
Longitude-72.513

East Longmeadow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationAMHERST
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hampden5,179$89,936
Longmeadow15,877$131,086
Springfield153,947$38,847
Wilbraham3,892$103,411

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

East Longmeadow Public Libraries

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East Longmeadow Public Library
60 CENTER SQUARE
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
(413) 525-5400
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East Longmeadow High Schools

EAST LONGMEADOW HIGH
180 MAPLE STREET
413-525-5460
Serves 860 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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Historic East Longmeadow

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Springfield Road between 1900 and 1910

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Springfield Road between 1900 and 1910

Springfield Road between 1900 and 1910

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