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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Housing
    C-
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    C
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B+
Hampden County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 469,116. In Hampden County, most residents own their homes. In Hampden County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Hampden County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hampden County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$203,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Hampden County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    387.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    46
    40.7
  • Robbery
    128.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    534.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,696.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    205.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Hampden County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,403
National
$55,322

Hampden County Reviews

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Some parts of Hampden County are very nice and safe to live in. Massachusetts holds their schools at higher standards than National standards so this is good for families looking for good schools. It is not a very busy place to live in comparison to busier cities and can be boring with not much to do.
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Public schools in the region are abusive to students with ADD/ADHD, unless private education is an option, then ...

Nightlife? What nightlife?
Real Estate Market, well, I'll just say that more people are selling compared to buying. Healthy Living, it's alright? Healthcare is surprisingly decent in the area, despite the lacking infrastructure and employment? Safety is a good question. You see, I don't see much of it in Chicopee myself, but Springfield is a Turbulent environment with lots of social issues :/

I can't really say much for Family-Friendliness since I'm just 20 ...
Hampden County is actually priced well, under the national average when it comes to Housing pricing, but that's still subjective. Social Wellbeing is lower in this region of the state compared to other more prosperous areas (like Boston/Worcester/Lowell) Hmm, Diversity isn't something that's really taken into consideration in general, but I'd say the area is a Haven for Hispanics?
Hampden is an excellent place to grow up. It's a small, very family oriented town. Everyone seems to know everyone. The town boast that they don't even have a traffic light and they like it that way. Honestly, they need to add at least a 4-way stop sign. It would drastically help to be able to get of two different intersections. Overall, I can say this has been a safe caring place to grow up.