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Belchertown, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Belchertown Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hampshire County at latitude 42.2719 and longitude -72.4028. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The formal official name is the Belchertown Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Belchertown, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Belchertown indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 2,851
Population in Households 2,847
Population in Familes 2,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 567
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,182
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 749
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 729 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 453 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $245,305
Average Home Value $268,269


Median Household Income $51,854
Average Household Income $63,275
Per Capita Income $25,986
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.39% -0.38%
Households -0.24% -0.27%
Families -0.37% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.


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, 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 # 155 37th
Population Density1 # 213 13th
Diversity Index2 # 94 62nd
Median Household Income # 183 25th
Per Capita Income # 199 19th

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