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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Hampden is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 5,193. Hampden is in Hampden County. Living in Hampden offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hampden there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Hampden and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hampden are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    115
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    76.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    536.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Hampden

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,304
National
$55,322

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Hampden Reviews

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I grew up in this little, quiet town. It is surrounded by multiple other towns which expands it's job opportunities and night life dramatically. Hampden is a rural, old farm town that is starting to grow and change with the times. The people are friendly, mostly families with children. The educational system is highly recommended which makes it a prime spot for new families. The homes are all sizes but mostly average and are spread out from one another, making it private and cozy. There are no traffic lights here, only stop signs which makes the town even more quaint. There are many old historical homes still present on Main Street and are appreciated by all who live here. I truly have been blessed to have called this small town my home! What a great place to grow up in.
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I have lived in Hampden all my life. My best friends are from here, even though I go to a Wilbraham public high school since Hampden doesn't have a high school and everyone I am close I have been close with since I was ,little. I've always felt safe in this town and I know it like the back of my hand. My second job is in Hampden and all the regulars know me and care about me which is so so nice. All of my favorite childhood memories are of exploring Hampden and having fun times with my friends here.
Hampden is a small town of approximately 5000 people. It is a suburban town that is quiet and very safe. I love the feel of coming home after a hectic day. It is calm without alot of sirens going on. I have lived their my whole life so far and I cannot imagine living anywhere else.