Monson Center CDP, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Monson Center CDP, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Monson Center Census Designated Place had a population of 2,046 as of July 1, 2016. Monson Center CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Monson Center CDP is located at latitude 42.0979 and longitude -72.2961 in Hampden County. The formal boundaries for the Monson Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Monson Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378172) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Monson Center Census Designated Place is located within Town of Monson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hampden County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monson Center CDP 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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Monson Center CDP, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,046
Population in Households 2,046
Population in Familes 1,669
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 610
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 856
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 578
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 625 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 231 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $229,815
Average Home Value $271,709


Median Household Income $65,419
Average Household Income $83,006
Per Capita Income $32,472
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.22%
Households -0.46% -0.19%
Families 1.86% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Monson Center CDP, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monson Center CDP 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 # 191 23rd
Population Density1 # 208 16th
Diversity Index2 # 205 17th
Median Household Income # 140 43rd
Per Capita Income # 164 34th

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