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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,650
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+4,857
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married60.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,614
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,581

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,059
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.3%
Median Gross Rent$929
Median House Value$283,300

Ancestry

Irish19.5%
Italian16.5%
French Except Basque13.7%
English13.6%
Polish12.5%
German11.7%
Canadian9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.9%
Scottish4.2%
Greek2.5%
Ukrainian1.8%
Iranian1.3%
Portuguese1.3%
Czech1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Slovak0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Australian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Southwick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampden County
Standard Zip Codes1077
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.05
Approximate Longitude-72.76

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)

StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance9.5 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
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationCHESTER 2
Distance20.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Granville1,706$83,611
Longmeadow15,837$122,889
Tolland647$89,306
Westfield41,486$80,106

Southwick Public Libraries

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

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Southwick Public Schools

Powder Mill
94 Powder Mill Rd
ZIP: 1077
(413) 569-5951
Middle
Total Enrollment 450
Southwick-tolland Regional High
93 Feeding Hills Rd
ZIP: 1077
(413) 569-6171
High
Total Enrollment 539
Woodland Elementary
80 Powder Mill Rd
ZIP: 1077
(413) 569-6598
Primary
Total Enrollment 526

Southwick Private Schools

Southwick Baptist School
261 College Hwy
ZIP: 1077
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
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