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Population (year 2000): 54,653. Estimated population in July 2005: 54,680 (+0.0% change)
Males: 25,994 (47.6%), Females: 28,659 (52.4%)

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Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $35,672 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Chicopee:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.9%)
  • Hispanic (8.8%)
  • Other race (4.9%)
  • Black (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Polish (22.8%), French (20.0%), Irish (15.1%), French Canadian (14.3%), English (5.7%), Italian (5.7%).Massachusetts

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 22.9 square miles

Chicopee,

For population 25 years and over in Chicopee

  • High school or higher: 74.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chicopee city

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

8.2% Foreign born (5.3% Europe, 1.3% North America, 1.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,013 (-3.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY (99.1 miles Brookhaven, pop. 448,248).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (136.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Holyoke, (3.3 miles MA Springfield, (4.9 miles Springfield, MA (5.3 miles West Hadley, MA South (6.2 miles MA Granby, (7.6 miles MA (7.8 miles Agawam,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 24 buildings, average cost: $82,800
  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 1999: 63 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $159,000

Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 72.59 W

Area code: 413


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.3%), Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,297 (-7.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,158 (32.1%)


 

Crime in Chicopee by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 2 1 1 1 1
    per 100,000 5.5 3.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Rapes 29 39 25 20 28 28
    per 100,000 53.1 71.4 45.7 36.6 51.2 51.2
Robberies 52 47 40 51 74 43
    per 100,000 95.1 86.0 73.2 93.3 135.4 78.7
Assaults 1,108 N/A 435 345 297 275
    per 100,000 2027.3 N/A 795.9 631.3 543.4 503.2
Burglaries 883 637 819 534 502 427
    per 100,000 1615.6 1165.5 1498.5 977.1 918.5 781.3
Thefts 838 721 727 1,139 1,199 1,038
    per 100,000 1533.3 1319.2 1330.2 2084.1 2193.8 1899.3
Auto thefts 261 207 274 357 296 268
    per 100,000 477.6 378.8 501.3 653.2 541.6 490.4
673.4 N/A 399.5 374.7 367.0 316.5

Average climate in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chicopee,

Chicopee-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Chicopee city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/13/1971, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Chicopee:
  • MERCY HOSPITAL, INC (about 3 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA)
  • HOLYOKE HOSPITAL INC (about 4 miles; HOLYOKE, MA)
  • SOLDIERS HOME OF HOLYOKE (about 4 miles; HOLYOKE, MA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chicopee:
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 4 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 8 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 18 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chicopee:
  • NORTHAMPTON (about 11 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; ID: 7B2)
  • SKYLARK AIRPARK (about 18 miles; WAREHOUSE POINT, CT; ID: 7B6)
  • ELLINGTON (about 20 miles; ELLINGTON, CT; ID: 7B9)

Amtrak stations near Chicopee:
  • 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.
  • 16 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.
  • 17 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.
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 - Instruction 1077 $4,140,922 $46,138 19 $28,316
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 165 $248,611 $18,080 247 $228,188
Colleges/Universities in Chicopee:
  • COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS (Full-time enrollment: 591; Location: 291 SPRINGFIELD ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.elms.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • PORTER AND CHESTER INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 340; Location: 134 DULONG CIR; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.PorterChester.com)
  • REAL ESTATE SALESMAN SCHOOL (Location: 1847 MEMORIAL DR; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chicopee:
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,747)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 5 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (about 5 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,176)
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,026)
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 7 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 3,285)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 11 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 15 miles; AMHERST, MA; FT enrollment: 21,468)
Public high schools in Chicopee:
  • CHICOPEE COMPREHENSIVE HS (Students: 1,240; Location: 617 MONTGOMERY STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CHICOPEE HIGH (Students: 1,000; Location: 650 FRONT STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CHAPIN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 40 MEADOW STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Chicopee:
  • BELLAMY MIDDLE (Students: 943; Location: 314 PENDLETON AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FAIRVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 857; Location: 26 MEMORIAL AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GEN JOHN J STEFANIK (Students: 427; Location: 720 MEADOW STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BOWIE (Students: 421; Location: 80 D.A.R.E. WAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LITWIN (Students: 404; Location: 135 LITWIN LANE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BOWE (Students: 404; Location: 115 HAMPDEN STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SELSER (Students: 394; Location: 12 D.A.R.E. WAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BARRY (Students: 389; Location: 44 CONNELL STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LAMBERT-LAVOIE (Students: 322; Location: 99 KENDALL STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STREIBER MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 40 STREIBER DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Chicopee:
  • ST STANISLAUS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 534 FRONT STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST. JOAN OF ARC-ST. GEORGE SCH (Students: 382; Location: 587 GRATTAN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 309; Location: 125 MONTGOMERY STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY NAME ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 63 SOUTH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHICOPEE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR (Students: 55; Location: 989 JAMES STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Chicopee:
  • CHICOPEE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,008,875; Location: MARKET SQUARE; 97,297 books; 4,018 audio materials; 5,578 video materials; 248 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Chicopee: Alpert Field (A), Nash Field (B), Oxford Country Club (C), Westover Industrial Park West (D), Chicapee Country Club (E), Fairview Plaza (F), Fairview Shopping Plaza (G), Aldenville Branch Chicopee Public Library (H), Alumnae Library College of Our Lady of the Elms (I), Willimansett Branch Chicopee Public Library (J), Fairview Branch Chicopee Public Library (K), Chicopee City Hall (L), Chicopee Falls Branch Chicopee Public Library (M).

Shopping Centers: Main Gate Shopping Center (1), Market Square Plaza Shopping Center (2), Marketplace Shopping Center (3), Pathmark Plaza Shopping Center (4), Shoprite Shopping Center (5), Fairfield Mall (6), Fairfield Shopping Mall (7).

Churches in Chicopee include: Victory Chapel (A), United Pentecostal Church (B), Chicopee Church of God (C), Chicopee Falls United Methodist Church (D), Christs Community Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Tabernacle Baptist Church (G), Sisters of Saint Joseph Church (H).

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Sholom Cemetery (3), Rosary Cemetery (4), Maple Grove Cemetery (5), East Street Cemetery (6), Saint Patricks Cemetery (7).

Reservoirs and swamps: Chicopee River Reservoir (A), Chicopee Reservoir (B), Bemis Pond Upper Reservoir (C), Bemis Pond Lower Reservoir (D), Bemis Pond (E), Wade Pond (F), Mountain Lake (G), Langewald Pond (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cooley Brook (A), Abbey Brook (B), Chicopee River (C), Crowfoots Brook (D).

Parks in Chicopee include: Lincoln Park (1), Garity Playground (2), Atwater Park (3), Szot Park (4), Rivers Park (5), Dana park (6), The Commons (7), Chicopee Memorial State Park (8), Springfield Street Historic District (9).

Post offices: Chicopee Center Post Office (A), Chicopee Post Office (B).


Chicopee compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Chicopee:
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMAS (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: LAPPIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHNP (1600 AM; 3 kW; EAST LONGMEADOW, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WACM (1490 AM; 1 kW; WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. GOIS)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Chicopee:
  • 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)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMAS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: LAPPIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WTCC (90.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SPRINGFIELD TECH. COMM. COLLEGE)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEIB (106.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: CUTTING EDGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; TURNERS FALLS, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Chicopee:
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDMR-LP (Channel 65; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W12CL (Channel 12; GRANBY, CT; Owner: SALVATORE MINNITI)

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