Chicopee, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chicopee, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Chicopee had a population of 55,830 as of July 1, 2016. Chicopee ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chicopee is located at latitude 42.1757 and longitude -72.5723 in Hampden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chicopee (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.83 sq. miles and a water area of 1.04 sq. miles. Hampden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of Chicopee (GNIS ID: 618181) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chicopee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 55,830
Population in Households 54,637
Population in Familes 40,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,193
Population Density1 2,445
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 23,915
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 13,846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,456 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,459 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,555 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $176,861
Average Home Value $187,964


Median Household Income $44,827
Average Household Income $57,820
Per Capita Income $25,209
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.23%
Households 0.12% 0.21%
Families 0.02% 0.16%
Median Household Income   -0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Chicopee, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chicopee to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 21 92nd
Population Density1 # 64 74th
Diversity Index2 # 34 87th
Median Household Income # 220 11th
Per Capita Income # 217 12th

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