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Overview

Introduction to South Hadley, Massachusetts

South Hadley, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 7 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 77 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Springfield metropolitan area.

South Hadley History

This region was settled in 1725. It achieved limited self-governance in 1732 and was named "south Precinct of Hadley." The town was officially incorporated as South Hadley in 1753. It was home to the country’s first navigable canal which was commercially successful. The canal started operating in 1795 and closed in 1862 once the railroads started developing.

South Hadley and nearby Attractions

  • The Orchards Country Club
  • Eliot House
  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
  • Old Firehouse Museum
  • Joseph Skinner Museum
  • 1837 Hall

Things To Do In South Hadley

The Firehouse Museum is a great place to get to know the long and glorious history of this community. There are a couple of other museums in the area which are worth a visit. Every Thursday night the Village Commons arrange musical concerts. There is a local theatre group which enacts plays at regular intervals.

South Hadley Transportation

Bradley International Airport offers air transportation.

South Hadley Higher Education

Mount Holyoke is the local college.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,753
Male Share of the Population40.2%
Female Share of the Population59.8%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+8,961
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.9%
Median Earnings25+$40,409
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,528
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,709

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,077
% Above Poverty Level90.2%
% Below Poverty Level9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work12%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$927
Median House Value$227,700

Ancestry

Irish25.1%
French Except Basque15.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
Polish13.2%
English12.8%
German8.4%
Canadian6.8%
Italian5.9%
Scottish2.2%
Portuguese2.1%
Russian1.5%
Hungarian1.4%
African1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Czech0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Austrian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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South Hadley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampshire County
Standard Zip Codes1075
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.26
Approximate Longitude-72.56

South Hadley 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
Distance8.9 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
StationCHESTER 2
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp7 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp57 to 86 F
Oct Temp34 to 64 F
Annual Precip61.6 inches
StationCUMMINGTON HILL
Distance23.3 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
Chicopee56,100$59,038
Granby1,475$89,688
Hadley5,338$93,039
Holyoke40,280$45,598
Northampton28,534$89,498

South Hadley Public Libraries

South Hadley Public Library
2 CANAL STREET
South Hadley, Massachusetts
(413) 538-5045
Gaylord Memorial Library
47 COLLEGE STREET
South Hadley, Massachusetts
(413) 538-5047

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South Hadley Public Schools

Plains Elementary
267 Granby Rd
ZIP: 1075
(413) 538-5068
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Mosier
101 Mosier Street
ZIP: 1075
(413) 538-5077
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
South Hadley High
153 Newton Street
ZIP: 1075
(413) 538-5063
High
Total Enrollment 567
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School
15 Mulligan Drive
ZIP: 1075
(413) 552-1580
High
Total Enrollment 405
Michael E. Smith Middle School
100 Mosier Street
ZIP: 1075
(413) 538-5074
Middle
Total Enrollment 553

South Hadley Private Schools

Gorse Childrens Center
27 Morgan St
ZIP: 1075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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Historic South Hadley

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Pump house & dam between 1900 and 1910

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Pump house & dam between 1900 and 1910

Elizabeth Mead Hall (Mt. Mount Holyoke College) between 1900 and 1910

Mary Lyon Hall (Mt. Mount Holyoke College) c1908.

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