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Overview

Introduction to Southwick, Massachusetts

Southwick, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 9 miles W of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center) and 90 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Springfield metropolitan area.

Southwick History

The first settlers of Southwick were one of the Native American tribes: Matitacooke, Mayawaug or the Woronoake. Southwick became a farming community in the mid 1600s, and was officially incorporated as a town in 1775. The Farmington Canal and Hampshire and Hampden Canal linked Connecticut to Massachusetts via Southwick in the early 1800s, which earned it the nickname "Port of the World."

Southwick and Nearby Attractions

  • Chester-Blandford State Forest
  • Sodom Mountain Campground
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
  • Children's Museum at Holyoke

Things To Do In Southwick

The Edgewood Golf Course offers opportunities to play golf. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is another interesting place to visit. The exhibits at the Children's Museum at Holyoke offer a learning experience for kids. Children may even enroll for the yearly Summer Camp hosted at the Sodom Mountain Campground. Numerous rivers, creeks and streams are located in the area. The Chester-Blandford State Forest, the Gardner State Park and the Granville State Forest offer recreational activities including hiking, swimming, fishing, and mountain biking.

Southwick Transportation

Air transportation is available at the Bradley International Airport.

Southwick Higher Education

Westfield State College is the local college in Southwick. Nearby colleges include Holyoke Community College and Springfield College. For people who want more educational options there are many online schools that residents of Southwick may wish to research. The CityTownInfo.com online college directory may be helpful for individuals who want to learn more about online education, and some schools that offer distance learning courses and programs.

People

Total Population 9,640
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,942
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 58.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.5%
Median Earnings25+ $47,763
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,397
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,224

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,688
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $927
Median House Value $283,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 14.4%
Irish 20.9%

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

Southwick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01077
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.054
Longitude -72.77

Southwick 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 HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 9.5 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 BAKERSVILLE
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Granville 1,645 $83,224
Longmeadow 15,877 $131,086
Tolland 572 $94,063
Westfield 41,480 $77,163

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

Southwick Public Libraries

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Southwick Public Library
95 FEEDING HILLS RD.
Southwick, Massachusetts
(413) 569-1221

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Southwick High Schools

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH
93 FEEDING HILLS RD
413-569-6171
Serves 630 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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