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Overview

Introduction to Southampton, Massachusetts

Southampton, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 8 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center) and 85 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Southampton is part of the surrounding Springfield metro area.

Southampton History

Southampton was initially a precinct of Northampton. Judah Hutchinson and Thomas Porter, who were the first settlers, established their home in 1732, and the first church was organized in 1743. Southampton, which was incorporated in 1753, held its first town meeting in 1773, in which residents chose the name "Southampton" for their community. According to records, the name was inspired by the city of Southampton in England.

Southampton and Nearby Attractions

  • Emily Dickinson Homestead
  • Connecticut Valley Historical Museum
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site
  • Chester-Blandford State Forest
  • Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
  • Chicopee Memorial State Park

Things To Do In Southampton

The Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, and Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum have exhibits on regional history. The Springfield Museums at the Quad encompass the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts. At the Hadley Farm Museum, farm tools and equipment are housed in an 18th-century barn. Southampton is also close to a number of historical sites such as the Emily Dickinson Homestead, the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, and the William Cullen Bryant Homestead.

Within a range of 20 miles are several forest areas including the Chester-Blandford State Forest, the Granville State Forest, the Tolland State Forest, and the DAR State Forest. The Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation, which overlooks the Connecticut River, is on the North and South Sugarloaf peaks, and offers facilities for hiking and picnicking. The Copernican Observatory & Planetarium, the Berkshire Botanical Garden, and the International Skating Center of Connecticut are among the other popular destinations near Southampton.

Southampton Transportation

Bradley International Airport is the closest major airport.

Southampton Higher Education

Colleges near Southampton include Holyoke Community College, Smith College, and Westfield State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,081
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+3,458
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$50,025
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,616
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$979
Median House Value$322,000

Ancestry

Polish21.9%
Irish19.3%
English17.7%
French Except Basque17.1%
German9%
Canadian7%
Italian5.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)4.3%
Scottish3%
Portuguese2.7%
Ukrainian1.9%
Lithuanian1.3%
Greek1%
Russian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Czech0.4%
US/American0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
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Southampton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampshire County
Standard Zip Codes1073
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.23
Approximate Longitude-72.73

Southampton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKNIGHTVILLE DAM
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp10 to 33 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp34 to 61 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationCHESTER 2
Distance13.8 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
StationAMHERST
Distance14.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Holyoke40,280$45,598
Montgomery835$91,042
Russell486$72,500
Westfield41,486$80,106
Westhampton1,830$98,000

Southampton Public Libraries

Edwards Public Library
30 EAST STREET
Southampton, Massachusetts
(413) 527-9480

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Southampton Public Schools

William E Norris
34 Pomeroy Meadow Rd
ZIP: 1073
(413) 527-0811
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
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