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Population (year 2000): 12,968. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,958 (+7.6% change)
Males: 6,313 (48.7%), Females: 6,655 (51.3%)

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $52,467 (year 2000)
Median house value: $145,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Belchertown:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.2%), French (18.0%), English (14.1%), Polish (13.8%), French Canadian (13.3%), Italian (9.7%).

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Elevation: 613 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Belchertown,

For population 25 years and over in Belchertown

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belchertown town

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

3.3% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.5% North America, 0.4% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (14.9 miles Chicopee, pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (90.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (150.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Belchertown, MA (6.2 miles Bondsville, Rivers, MA (7.4 miles Three MA (7.9 miles Pelham, MA Granby, (8.4 miles Amherst, MA (9.3 miles South MA (9.8 miles Wilbraham,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 80 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 1997: 72 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 1998: 103 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1999: 111 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2000: 87 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2001: 97 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2002: 94 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 107 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2004: 114 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2005: 93 buildings, average cost: $206,700

Latitude: 42.28 N, Longitude: 72.40 W

Area code: 413

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.3%), Retail trade (12.7%).


 

Crime in Belchertown by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 7.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 2 1 5 11 4
    per 100,000 0.0 15.4 7.7 38.6 84.8 30.8
Robberies 0 0 5 1 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 38.6 7.7 7.7 0.0
Assaults 0 33 27 20 21 29
    per 100,000 0.0 254.5 208.2 154.2 161.9 223.6
Burglaries 30 21 37 72 52 53
    per 100,000 231.3 161.9 285.3 555.2 401.0 408.7
Thefts 77 61 68 88 70 110
    per 100,000 593.8 470.4 524.4 678.6 539.8 848.2
Auto thefts 6 10 23 28 18 16
    per 100,000 46.3 77.1 177.4 215.9 138.8 123.4
43.6 101.1 111.4 131.9 129.4 129.5


Average climate in Belchertown, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Belchertown,

Belchertown-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Belchertown city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 tornado 25.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Belchertown:
  • HEALTHSOUTH HOSP OF WESTERN MA (about 9 miles; LUDLOW, MA)
  • WING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; PALMER, MA)
  • MARY LANE HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; WARE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Belchertown:
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 12 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 23 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 30 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Belchertown:
  • METROPOLITAN (about 9 miles; PALMER, MA; ID: PMX)
  • NORTHAMPTON (about 14 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; ID: 7B2)
  • TANNER-HILLER (about 21 miles; BARRE/BARRE PLAINS, MA; ID: 8B5)

Amtrak stations near Belchertown:
  • 11 miles: AMHERST (RAILROAD ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belchertown:
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,285)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (about 16 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,176)
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,747)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 17 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 18 miles; AMHERST, MA; FT enrollment: 21,468)
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,026)
Public high school in Belchertown:
  • BELCHERTOWN HIGH (Students: 684; Location: 142 SPRINGFIELD ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Belchertown:
  • SWIFT RIVER ELEM (Students: 640; Location: 57 STATE STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • CHESTNUT HILL COMMUNITY (Students: 606; Location: 59 STATE STREET; Grades: 06 - 10)
  • COLD SPRING (Students: 317; Location: 57 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • TADGELL HALL (Students: 176; Location: 7 BERKSHIRE AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • BERKSHIRE AVENUE SCHOOL (Students: 90; Location: 6 BERKSHIRE AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 02)
Library in Belchertown:
  • CLAPP MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $272,300; Location: 19 S. MAIN ST.; 18,694 books; 1,254 audio materials; 2,781 video materials; 91 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Belchertown: Federal S (A), Belchertown Town Hall (B).

Churches in Belchertown include: Christ Life Fellowship Church (A), Hope United Methodist Church (B).

Cemeteries: South Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2).

Lake: Spencer Pond (A).

Park in Belchertown: Belchertown Center Historic District (1).

Post office: (A).  


Belchertown compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Belchertown:
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belchertown:
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCH (103.5 FM; HOLYOKE, MA; Owner: HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WEIB (106.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: CUTTING EDGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGAJ (91.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MA; Owner: TRUATEES OF DEERFIELD ACADEMY)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; TURNERS FALLS, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Belchertown:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)

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