Belchertown, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Belchertown, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Belchertown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,911 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The Belchertown Census Designated Place is located within Town of Belchertown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hampshire County.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 2,911
Daytime Population: Workers 1,859
Daytime Population: Residents 1,689
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,548
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 2,907
Population in Familes 2,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 579
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $43,731
Average Household Income $64,953
Per Capita Income $26,322


Total Housing Units 1,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 695 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 493 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $242,665
Average Home Value $267,770


Total Households 1,188
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 750
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% 0.09%
Households -0.07% 0.02%
Families -0.2% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Belchertown, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belchertown to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 158 37th
Population Density # 214 13th
Diversity Index # 111 55th
Median Household Income # 230 7th
Per Capita Income # 214 13th

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