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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Chicopee is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 55,661. Chicopee is in Hampden County. Living in Chicopee offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chicopee there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Chicopee tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chicopee are above average.
About Chicopee...
Population
55,661

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Chicopee Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    339.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    106.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    577.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,649.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    227.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Chicopee

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,434
National
$55,322
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I moved here from Russia when I was ten years old and it actually had really good programs for English language learners. The school helped me out as much as they could and definitely tried their best. The city is poor so students get lots of benefits like free breakfast and lunch at school, which is amazing, but does not really fill you up. I went to a good high school and was able to get into a great college, with one of my best friends. This city inspired me to become a doctor one day and try to help others. I was inspired because of how many poor people there are in the town and to one day come back and provide great healthcare.
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In my neighborhood , everyone is nice and kind. Up my street, there is an elementary school so me and maybe most of my neighbors and their children would walk up to the school and back. For me it usually takes me 10 minutes to get to school and back. Around this area, we have seen many different race but everyone is so nice. We would sometimes play outside during the summer with our long-time neighbor and it would be the best summer. During the night-time in the spring , its so cool that taking a walk, its so peaceful.
I really enjoy living in Chicopee Massachusetts. The neighborhood that I live in is very friendly and the people are always willing to have conversations when you see them out in their yards. I live close to Chicopee Comprehensive High School, and being an aspiring English teacher, this makes it really easy to get into a classroom that's close by. I work at the Chicopee Big Y and we get a lot of locals in the store. This gives me the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the regulars! I have lived and worked in Chicopee my entire life and I really do think it's a wonderful place to live.