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Overview

Introduction to Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Wilbraham, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 8 miles E of Springfield, Massachusetts and 72 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Springfield metropolitan area.

Wilbraham History

The area combining Wilbraham and Hampden was first settled in 1731. In 1763, when the population figures reached about 400, the independent town of Wilbraham was officially incorporated. Agriculture was the primary occupation until World War II, following which poultry assumed importance. The town center is one of the largest designated historical areas in the country with colonial and Victorian homes. The town also houses the oldest Methodist meeting house in New England.

Wilbraham and nearby Attractions

  • Old Meeting House Museum
  • Woodland Dell Cemetery
  • Saint Cecilias Parish Church
  • Spectacle Pond
  • Academy Historic District

Things To Do In Wilbraham

Visitors to the town of Wilbraham can take a tour of the various historical buildings that speak volumes about the history and culture of Wilbraham. There are quite a few churches and cemeteries that retain the old world feel of Wilbraham. Wilbraham also boasts of beautiful ponds like the Spectacle Pond and the Ninemile Pond.

Wilbraham Transportation

Bradley International is the closest major airport.

Wilbraham Higher Education

Western New England College serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,916
Male Share of the Population51.9%
Female Share of the Population48.1%
Senior Citizens25.4%
Employed Population 16+1,788
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married58.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.5%
Median Earnings25+$51,572
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,667

Wealth

Median Family Income$104,770
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone13.4%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$300,800

Ancestry

Italian18.3%
Polish14.6%
French Except Basque14.5%
Irish13.3%
Canadian12.6%
English10.1%
German9.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.5%
Portuguese6.3%
Scottish2.6%
Ukrainian1.7%
Greek1%
Hungarian0.8%
Lebanese0.6%
Arab0.6%
Russian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
US/American0.4%
Sudanese0.4%
Albanian0.4%
African0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Welsh0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Wilbraham Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City72 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden County
Metro AreaSpringfield
Standard Zip Codes1095
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.123
Longitude-72.431

Wilbraham 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
Distance15.3 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
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance18.4 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
StationAMHERST
Distance18.7 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
East Longmeadow16,063$101,563
Hampden5,190$87,768
Ludlow21,352$76,472
Monson8,741$85,648
Springfield153,991$39,836

Wilbraham Public Libraries

Wilbraham Public Library
25 CRANE PARK DRIVE
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
(413) 596-6141

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Wilbraham Public Schools

Mile Tree Elementary
625 Main St
(413) 596-6921
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Soule Road
300 Soule Rd
(413) 596-9311
Middle
Total Enrollment 361
Minnechaug Regional High
621 Main St
(413) 596-9011
High
Total Enrollment 1248
Stony Hill School
675 Stony Hill Rd
(413) 599-1950
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Wilbraham Middle
466 Stony Hill Rd
(413) 596-9061
Middle
Total Enrollment 600

Wilbraham Private Schools

Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 404
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