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Population (year 2000): 28,144. Estimated population in July 2005: 28,599 (+1.6% change)
Males: 13,369 (47.5%), Females: 14,775 (52.5%)

Median resident age: 40.3 years
Median household income: $49,390 (year 2000)
Median house value: $132,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Agawam:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: Italian (23.6%), Irish (20.4%), French (17.2%), Polish (12.8%), English (10.6%), French Canadian (10.3%).

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Elevation: 90 feet

Land area: 23.2 square miles

Agawam,

For population 25 years and over in Agawam

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Agawam city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

5.3% Foreign born (3.1% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.8% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +816 (+3.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Springfield, (7.2 miles pop. 152,082).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY (91.6 miles Brookhaven, pop. 448,248).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (128.9 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Springfield, MA (2.8 miles West MA (5.2 miles Longmeadow, CT Thompsonville, (6.2 miles Depot, CT (6.3 miles Suffield CT Suffield, (6.3 miles Manor, CT (6.7 miles Sherwood


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 58 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1998: 86 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2003: 69 buildings, average cost: $229,500
  • 2004: 48 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $195,700

Latitude: 42.07 N, Longitude: 72.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 413


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.1%), Manufacturing (14.5%), Retail trade (12.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,423 (-15.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,600 (24.5%)


 

Crime in Agawam by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 10 9 4 10 6
    per 100,000 7.1 35.5 32.0 14.2 35.5 21.3
Robberies 10 4 3 7 3 7
    per 100,000 35.5 14.2 10.7 24.9 10.7 24.9
Assaults 246 188 70 70 30 47
    per 100,000 874.1 668.0 248.7 248.7 106.6 167.0
Burglaries 154 137 224 385 291 267
    per 100,000 547.2 486.8 795.9 1368.0 1034.0 948.7
Thefts 325 302 340 297 279 310
    per 100,000 1154.8 1073.1 1208.1 1055.3 991.3 1101.5
Auto thefts 76 71 73 80 70 56
    per 100,000 270.0 252.3 259.4 284.3 248.7 199.0
298.0 249.3 190.5 223.6 170.7 175.8


Average climate in Agawam, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Agawam,

Agawam-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Agawam city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1995, a category 4 tornado 36.8 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Doug Janik - NHL player (Buffalo Sabres, born: Mar 26, 1980).


Hospitals/medical centers near Agawam:
  • BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL, INC (about 7 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA)
  • PARK VIEW SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Agawam:
  • BARNES MUNI (about 7 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 10 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 11 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Agawam:
  • SKYLARK AIRPARK (about 12 miles; WAREHOUSE POINT, CT; ID: 7B6)
  • SIMSBURY (about 14 miles; SIMSBURY, CT; ID: 4B9)
  • NORTHAMPTON (about 18 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; ID: 7B2)

Amtrak stations near Agawam:
  • 5 miles: SPRINGFIELD (66 LYMAN ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: WINDSOR LOCKS (S. MAIN ST. (RTE. 159)). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: WINDSOR (41 CENTRAL ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 32 $43,745 $16,404 81 $44,877
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 462 $1,834,639 $47,652 36 $46,929


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Agawam:
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,026)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (about 8 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,176)
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,747)
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 11 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 3,285)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 12 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WESTFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,058)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 17 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
Public high school in Agawam:
  • AGAWAM HIGH (Students: 1,174; Location: 760 COOPER STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Agawam:
  • AGAWAM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 692; Location: 68 MAIN STREET; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • BENJAMIN J PHELPS (Students: 414; Location: 689 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • ROBINSON PARK (Students: 402; Location: 65 BEGLEY STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JAMES CLARK SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 65 OXFORD STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • AGAWAM ECC (Students: 124; Location: 108 PERRY LANE; Grades: PK - PK)
Library in Agawam:
  • AGAWAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $799,346; Location: 750 COOPER STREET; 103,266 books; 6,941 audio materials; 6,268 video materials; 248 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Agawam: Agawam Regional Industrial Park (A), Oak Ridge Golf Club (B), Saint Anne Country Club (C), Southgate Shopping Plaza (D), Crestview Country Club (E), Agawam Town Hall (F).

Shopping Centers: Agawam Shopping Center (1), Bridge Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Agawam include: Calvary Assembly of God Church (A), Valley Community Church (B), Crossroads Christian Church (C), Saint Davids Episcopal Church (D), Faith Bible Church (E), Feeding Hills Congregational Church (F), Sacred Heart Parish Center (G), Grace Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: North Cemetery (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Leonard Pond (A), Taylor Pond (B), Harts Pond (C), Silver Lake Reservoir (D), Silver Lake (E), Westfield River Reservoir (F), Provin Mountain Reservoir (G).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Paucatuck Brook (A), Fourmile Brook (B), Tarkill Brook (C), Miller Brook (D), Threemile Brook (E), Westfield River (F), White Brook (G), Worthington Brook (H).

Parks in Agawam include: Shea Field (1), Riverside Park (2), Smith Field (3), Wade Park (4), Perry Lane Park (5), Cohen Park (6), Meadowbrook Park (7), Borgati Park (8).

Post office: (A).  


Agawam compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Agawam:
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WACM (1490 AM; 1 kW; WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. GOIS)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMAS (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: LAPPIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHNP (1600 AM; 3 kW; EAST LONGMEADOW, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WDZK (1550 AM; 5 kW; BLOOMFIELD, CT; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDRC (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Agawam:
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: LAPPIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WCCH (103.5 FM; HOLYOKE, MA; Owner: HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WTCC (90.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SPRINGFIELD TECH. COMM. COLLEGE)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Agawam:
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDMR-LP (Channel 65; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • W12CL (Channel 12; GRANBY, CT; Owner: SALVATORE MINNITI)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WHCT-LP (Channel 38; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHTX-LP (Channel 10; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRDM-LP (Channel 13; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • WMLD-LP (Channel 6; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: HARVARD BROADCASTING, INC.)

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