Belchertown is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Belchertown Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hampshire County at latitude 42.277 and longitude -72.4009. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Belchertown Census Designated Place (see map) 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.Photos of the local Belchertown, MA area
|Population in Households||2,847|
|Population in Familes||2,241|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||4|
|Average Household Size||2.41|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||1.97%|
|Per Capita Income||2.08%|
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.
|Total Population||# 155||37th|
|Population Density1||# 213||13th|
|Diversity Index2||# 94||62nd|
|Median Household Income||# 183||25th|
|Per Capita Income||# 199||19th|
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