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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Agawam is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 28,744. Agawam is in Hampden County. Living in Agawam offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Agawam there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Agawam and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Agawam are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,044
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    272.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    490.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    925.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Agawam

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,219
National
$55,322
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It is a wonderful town. It has a lot of history going back to the 13 colonies. Agawam is filled with wonderful people that come together in times of need. The school system is great and offers many different activities. Throughout the year you can go to Six Flags New England, which is located in Agawam, and have fun or go to the many different parks there are around town. Overall Agawam is an average town that just provides a friendly and homey feeling that anyone can enjoy!
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Agawam is a small, tightly-knit community and is a great place to grow up. The small-town feel makes it especially good for families and those looking for camaraderie. It is also a very safe community, with very few major crimes each year. The only downside to Agawam is that the tightly-knit nature of the community can sometimes lead to animosity between citizens, but it should be fine as long as you stay away from gossip and politics.
I loved growing up in Agawam. Ever since I can remember I lived here and I've met many people here. Between the legendary "Big E" fair and the epic Six Flags New England park, Agawam has a lot to offer. My youth included playing sports with many different kids, and biking around town with my friends. My one regret is that the High School is not in great condition, and could use new building. There aren't many things to do for young adults at night either, but other than that, Agawam is a great place to raise a family.