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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,352
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+10,247
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married53.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.8%
Median Earnings25+$46,749
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,334
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,765

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,472
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.1%
Median Gross Rent$884
Median House Value$228,300

Ancestry

Portuguese20.8%
French Except Basque17.2%
Polish16.9%
Irish15.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.2%
Italian10.7%
English5.3%
Canadian5.1%
German4.5%
Scottish2.1%
Russian1.7%
Arab1.3%
Lebanese1.3%
Turkish1%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
African0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Ludlow Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampden County
Standard Zip Codes1056
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-72.48

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)

StationAMHERST
Distance15.7 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 BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance18.9 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
StationSTORRS
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chicopee56,100$59,038
East Longmeadow16,063$101,563
Granby1,475$89,688
Hampden5,190$87,768
Springfield153,991$39,836
Wilbraham3,916$104,770

Ludlow Public Libraries

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

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Ludlow Public Schools

East Street Elementary School
508 East Street
ZIP: 1056
(413) 589-9121
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Ludlow Senior High
500 Chapin Street
ZIP: 1056
(413) 589-9001
High
Total Enrollment 898
Veterans Park Elementary
486 Chapin Street
ZIP: 1056
(413) 583-5695
Middle
Total Enrollment 417
Paul R Baird Middle
1 Rooney Road
ZIP: 1056
(413) 583-5685
Middle
Total Enrollment 650
Chapin Street Elementary School
766 Chapin Street
ZIP: 1056
(413) 583-5031
Primary
Total Enrollment 342

Ludlow Private Schools

St John The Baptist School
217 Hubbard St
ZIP: 1056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 228
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