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Overview

Introduction to Ware, Massachusetts

Ware, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 20 miles E of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center) and 60 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Springfield metropolitan area.

Ware History

In 1716, John Read was granted a tract of land that was over 11,000 acres which he named Manour of Peace. The first settlers arrived in the area in 1717 and Ware was officially incorporated in 1775. The name is derived from the Native American word "Nenameseck," which means fishing weir. In the 1800s, when a large number of textile mills began operating in the community, the town of Ware transcended from an agrarian economy to an industrial society. The era following the Civil War ensured prosperity and growth for this textile mill town.

Ware and Nearby Attractions

  • Lucy Stone Home Site
  • Amherst History Museum
  • Grenville Park
  • Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Things To Do In Ware

The area around Ware is dotted with beautiful parks like the Skinner State Park, the Chicopee Memorial State Park, and the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation. Museums near Ware include the Children's Museum at Holyoke, the Storrowton Village Museum, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Hadley Farm Museum. The Ware Grange Fair held in August and the Apple Festival celebrated during October are the prime attractions of this town. The Tower Hill Botanic Garden another attractions located near Ware.

Ware Transportation

Air transportation is available at the Bradley International Airport.

Ware Higher Education

Colleges close to Ware include the Western New England College, the Springfield College, and Mount Holyoke College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,771
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+2,723
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,733
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,959
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,821

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,960
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$746
Median House Value$160,700

Ancestry

Polish22%
Irish18.9%
French Except Basque18.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.4%
Canadian12.8%
English12.5%
Italian9.8%
Lithuanian1.6%
US/American1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Greek1%
Finnish0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Portuguese0.4%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
German0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Arab0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Ware Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampshire County
Standard Zip Codes1082
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.25
Approximate Longitude-72.24

Ware Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEAST BRIMFIELD LAKE
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationBARRE FALLS DAM
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookfield675$63,281
Hardwick3,003$67,824
New Braintree1,106$86,875
North Brookfield2,278$74,492
Warren1,228$42,621
West Brookfield1,120$66,957

Ware Public Libraries

Young Men`s Library Association
37 MAIN ST.
Ware, Massachusetts
(413) 967-5491

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Ware Hospitals

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
(Non-profit)
85 South Street

Ware Public Schools

Stanley M Koziol Elementary School
4 Gould Rd
ZIP: 1082
(413) 967-6236
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Ware Junior/senior High School
237 West Street
ZIP: 1082
(413) 967-6234
High
Total Enrollment 463
Ware Middle School
239 West Street
ZIP: 1082
(413) 967-6903
Middle
Total Enrollment 313

Ware Private Schools

St Mary's School
South And Charles St
ZIP: 1082
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
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