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Overview

Introduction to Montague, Massachusetts

Montague, Massachusetts, in Franklin county, is 27 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 76 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Springfield metropolitan area with.

Montague History

The Pocomtuc Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area now known as Montague. It was settled in 1715, when the area was known as Peskeompskut. Montague was incorporated in 1754. It includes five villages, Montague Center, Montague City, Turners Falls, Millers Falls and Lake Pleasant. One of the first canals in the United States, the Turners Falls Canal, flows through Montague.

Montague and nearby Attractions

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden
  • Lucy Stone Home Site
  • Turner Falls Historic District
  • Montague Wildlife Management Area
  • Lake Minola Park
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Things To Do In Montague

Local parks include the Wendell State Forest, Gardner State Park, the Mount Tom State Reservation and Erving State Forest. Naulakha, the Holyoke Heritage State Park, the William Cullen Bryant Homestead and the Emily Dickinson Homestead are some of the nearby historic sites. Historic Deerfield has restored houses from the 1700s and 1800s.

Montague Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Montague Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University Of Massachusetts, Smith College and Mount Holyoke College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,325
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+3,885
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married40.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,173
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,200

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,409
% Above Poverty Level84.3%
% Below Poverty Level15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone32.8%
Median Gross Rent$798
Median House Value$204,900

Ancestry

Polish17.6%
Irish17.3%
French Except Basque15.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
English12.1%
Italian9.8%
Canadian7.4%
German6.8%
Scottish3.3%
Swedish2.5%
Lithuanian2.1%
Russian1.8%
African1.5%
Welsh1.2%
Portuguese1.1%
Jamaican0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Ukrainian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Bulgarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Montague Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes1351
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.53
Approximate Longitude-72.53

Montague 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
Distance10.5 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
StationVERNON
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationCUMMINGTON HILL
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Deerfield1,005$160,504
Gill1,656$84,722
Leverett1,972$99,659
Sunderland3,673$67,455
Wendell813$60,625

Montague Public Schools

Great Falls Middle
224 Turnpike Rd
ZIP: 1351
(413) 863-7300
Middle
Total Enrollment 221
Turners Fall High
222 Turnpike Rd
ZIP: 1351
(413) 863-7200
High
Total Enrollment 261
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