Hampden County MA Information

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Hampden County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hampden County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 50th
Population Density1 # 7 57th
Diversity Index2 # 2 93rd
Median Household Income # 13 14th
Per Capita Income # 14 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Hampden County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 466,400
Population in Households 450,797
Population in Familes 358,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,603
Population Density1 756
Diversity Index2 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 181,495
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 116,671
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 194,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113,024 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 68,471 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,612 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $185,901
Average Home Value $213,350
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,440
Average Household Income $64,434
Per Capita Income $25,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.18%
Households 0.2% 0.21%
Families 0.14% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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