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Overview

Introduction to Granby, Massachusetts

Granby, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 8 miles NE of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center) and 74 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Springfield metro area, the town not isolated.

Granby History

Granby, which was settled in 1727, was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Incorporated on June 11, 1768, it was named for John Manners, the Marquess of Granby, who was the English military leader of the Seven Years War. The town, which once formed part of Hadley, was later included in South Hadley. It is located in Hampshire County, which was founded in 1662.

Granby and Nearby Attractions

  • Skinner State Park
  • Holyoke Merry - Go - Round
  • Wistariahurst Museum
  • Mount Tom State Reservation
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
  • Chicopee Memorial State Park

Things To Do In Granby

There are a number of museums in the area including the Wistariahurst Museum, the Children's Museum at Holyoke, the Hadley Farm Museum, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and the Holyoke Heritage State Park. The Living Gate Evangelical Free Church, the Church of Christ, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church are some of the local churches. Parks nearby such as Brimfield State Forest, the Skinner State Park, the Chicopee State Forest, and Hampton Ponds State Park offer hiking, fishing, and boating.

Granby Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Granby Higher Education

Saint Hyacinth College and Seminary is located in Granby. Other colleges nearby include Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Western New England College.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,475
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens22.9%
Employed Population 16+733
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married36.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,364
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$55,682

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,688
% Above Poverty Level96.9%
% Below Poverty Level3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation7.5%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$625
Median House Value$246,300

Ancestry

Canadian20.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.5%
German16.9%
French Except Basque16%
English11.8%
Irish9%
Polish6%
Italian6%
Turkish4.3%
Scottish3.6%
Russian2.6%
Greek1.8%
Finnish1.5%
Lithuanian1.4%
Ukrainian1%
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Granby Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampshire County
Standard Zip Codes1033
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.26
Approximate Longitude-72.52

Granby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAMHERST
Distance8.8 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
StationEAST BRIMFIELD LAKE
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance23.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belchertown3,120$68,750
Hadley5,338$93,039
Holyoke40,280$45,598
Ludlow21,352$76,472
Northampton28,534$89,498
South Hadley17,753$78,077

Granby Public Libraries

Granby Free Public Library
297 EAST STATE ST
Granby, Massachusetts
(413) 467-3320

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Granby Public Schools

East Meadow
393 East State St
(413) 467-7199
Middle
Total Enrollment 240
Granby Jr Sr High School
385 East State St
(413) 467-7105
High
Total Enrollment 555
West Street
14 West St
(413) 467-9235
Primary
Total Enrollment 300

Granby Private Schools

The Macduffie School
66 School St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 198
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