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Population (year 2000): 27,899. Estimated population in July 2005: 27,989 (+0.3% change)
Males: 13,604 (48.8%), Females: 14,295 (51.2%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $40,266 (year 2000)
Median house value: $123,000 (year 2000)

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Races in West Springfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.4%)
  • Hispanic (5.8%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Black (2.1%)
  • Vietnamese (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (22.1%), Italian (17.9%), French (13.9%), Polish (10.9%), English (10.3%), French Canadian (7.7%).

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Elevation: 65 feet

Land area: 16.7 square miles

West

For population 25 years and over in West Springfield

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Springfield town

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

10.9% Foreign born (5.4% Europe, 3.9% Asia).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (5.3 miles Chicopee, pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY (94.4 miles Brookhaven, pop. 448,248).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (131.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Springfield, MA (0.0 miles West MA (2.8 miles Agawam, MA (5.3 miles Chicopee, MA Holyoke, (6.4 miles MA Springfield, (6.4 miles MA (6.4 miles Longmeadow, MA (7.3 miles Westfield,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 22 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $256,700
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $228,500

Latitude: 42.11 N, Longitude: 72.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 413

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.1%), Manufacturing (17.2%), Retail trade (13.1%).


 

Crime in West Springfield by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 3.6
Rapes 13 2 5 8 5
    per 100,000 46.6 7.2 17.9 28.7 17.9
Robberies 28 35 23 54 38
    per 100,000 100.4 125.5 82.4 193.6 136.2
Assaults 61 81 75 81 53
    per 100,000 218.6 290.3 268.8 290.3 190.0
Burglaries 179 88 292 241 228
    per 100,000 641.6 315.4 1046.6 863.8 817.2
Thefts 1,054 1,012 1,106 1,218 1,112
    per 100,000 3777.9 3627.4 3964.3 4365.7 3985.8
Auto thefts 207 112 258 221 192
    per 100,000 742.0 401.4 924.8 792.1 688.2
347.9 297.9 391.5 429.7 361.3


Average climate in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West

West Springfield-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 6.0 miles away from the West Springfield 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 36.6 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: Leo Durocher - (1905-1991), baseball Hall of Famer, Vic Raschi.


Main business address for: WESTBANK CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), United Financial Bancorp Inc (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers near West Springfield:
  • BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL, INC (about 5 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA)
  • HOLYOKE HOSPITAL INC (about 7 miles; HOLYOKE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Springfield:
  • BARNES MUNI (about 5 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 9 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 13 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to West Springfield:
  • NORTHAMPTON (about 15 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; ID: 7B2)
  • SKYLARK AIRPARK (about 15 miles; WAREHOUSE POINT, CT; ID: 7B6)
  • SIMSBURY (about 17 miles; SIMSBURY, CT; ID: 4B9)

Amtrak stations near West Springfield:
  • 4 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.
  • 13 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.
  • 18 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.

Colleges/Universities in West Springfield:
  • KAY HARVEY ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 12; Location: 11 CENTRAL ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BOSTON BARTENDERS SCHOOL OF AMERICA (Location: 218 MEMORIAL AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Springfield:
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,026)
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,747)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (about 7 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,176)
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 3,285)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 15 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 15 miles; WESTFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,058)
Public high school in West Springfield:
  • WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH (Students: 1,240; Location: 425 PIPER ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Springfield:
  • WEST SPRINGFIELD MIDDLE (Students: 991; Location: 31 MIDDLE SCHOOL DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PHILIP G COBURN (Students: 429; Location: 115 SOUTHWORTH STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • JOHN R FAUSEY (Students: 422; Location: 784 AMOSTOWN RD; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • JOHN ASHLEY (Students: 297; Location: 88 MASSASOIT AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TATHAM (Students: 236; Location: 61 LAUREL RD; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • MEMORIAL (Students: 208; Location: 201 NORMAN STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • MITTINEAGUE (Students: 142; Location: SECOND STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
Library in West Springfield:
  • WEST SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $721,421; Location: 200 PARK ST.; 102,693 books; 3,461 audio materials; 3,445 video materials; 186 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in West Springfield: Springfield Country Club (A), Eastern States Exposition Grounds (B), Storrowton Village Museum Library (C), Storrowton Village Museum (D), West Springfield Town Hall (E), West Springfield Public Library (F), Childrens Home (G).

Shopping Centers: Riverdale Shopping Center (1), Century Shopping Center (2).

Churches in West Springfield include: West Springfield Covenant Church (A), Victory Temple Church of God (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of the Good Shepherd (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Slavic Pentecostal Church (F), Dominican Monastery (G), Saint Theresa of Infant Jesus Church (H).

Cemeteries: Pavoatuck Cemetery (1), Saint Thomas Cemetery (2), Ashley Cemetery (3), Beth Israel Cemetery (4).

Reservoir: Bearhole Reservoir (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Schoolhouse Brook (A), Bagg Brook (B), Tannery Brook (C), Goldine Brook (D), Piper Brook (E), Crowfoot Brook (F), Block Brook (G).

Parks in West Springfield include: Robinson State Park (1), Mittineague Park (2), Veterans Field (3).


West Springfield compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in West Springfield:
  • 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.)
  • WMAS (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: LAPPIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS 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.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Springfield:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WTCC (90.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SPRINGFIELD TECH. COMM. COLLEGE)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • 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 West Springfield:
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W12CL (Channel 12; GRANBY, CT; Owner: SALVATORE MINNITI)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WHCT-LP (Channel 38; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, 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.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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