Belchertown, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belchertown, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Belchertown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,848 as of July 1, 2015. Belchertown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Belchertown is located at latitude 42.2719 and longitude -72.4028 in Hampshire County. The formal boundaries for the Belchertown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Belchertown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377986) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belchertown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Belchertown: Belchers Town, Belcherstown, Belchertown Village, Cold Spring, Equivalent Lands.

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Belchertown, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,848
Population in Households 2,844
Population in Familes 2,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 566
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,181
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 743
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 730 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 451 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $251,761
Average Home Value $270,576


Median Household Income $53,951
Average Household Income $65,111
Per Capita Income $26,748
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.25%
Households -0.21% -0.17%
Families -0.45% -0.35%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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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Belchertown, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belchertown to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 155 37th
Population Density1 # 214 13th
Diversity Index2 # 93 62nd
Median Household Income # 182 26th
Per Capita Income # 198 19th

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