Hampden County MA Information


Hampden County Subdivisions

Hampden County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 470,817
Population in Households 455,534
Population in Familes 362,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,283
Population Density1 763
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 182,058
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 116,853
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 195,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109,583 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 72,475 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,050 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $197,683
Average Home Value $238,789


Median Household Income $50,349
Average Household Income $68,991
Per Capita Income $27,259
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.29%
Households 0.19% 0.26%
Families 0.12% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.


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, 2016 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 # 14 7th
Per Capita Income # 14 7th

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