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Overview

Introduction to Ludlow, Massachusetts

Ludlow, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 6 miles E of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 73 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Springfield metropolitan area.

Ludlow History

Ludlow is also called Stoney Hill. It was previously settled in 1750 as the northeast precinct of Springfield, Massachusetts. It was later incorporated as a separate town on February 28, 1774. The origin of its name still remains a mystery; some people believe that Ludlow got its name from Roger Ludlow, a prominent New England citizen.

Ludlow and nearby Attractions

  • Lupa Zoo
  • The Submarine Force Museum
  • Old First Church of Sprigfield
  • Misquamicut State Beach
  • The Antiques Center of Yarmouth in West Yarmouth
  • Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

Things To Do In Ludlow

There are extensive sea beaches and lush golf courses in Ludlow, along with heritage buildings and historical monuments. There is a vibrant nightlife in Ludlow; the festive season makes the city more colorful and lively. One can also spend time at the local museums, aquarium or libraries.

Ludlow Transportation

Bradley International Airport serves the city's transportation needs.

Ludlow Higher Education

The Western New England College offers higher education facilities.

People

Total Population 21,348
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,970
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $45,854
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,726
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,196

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,930
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $888
Median House Value $227,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 14.8%

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

Ludlow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01056
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.16
Longitude -72.476

Ludlow 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 AMHERST
Distance 15.7 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
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 18.9 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 STORRS
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chicopee 56,186 $59,218
East Longmeadow 16,017 $100,515
Granby 1,431 $87,917
Hampden 5,179 $89,936
Springfield 153,947 $38,847
Wilbraham 3,892 $103,411

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

Ludlow Public Libraries

Library
Hubbard Memorial Library
24 CENTER STREET
Ludlow, Massachusetts
(413) 583-3408

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Ludlow High Schools

LUDLOW SENIOR HIGH
500 CHAPIN STREET
413-589-9001
Serves 983 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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