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Wilbraham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Wilbraham Census Designated Place had a population of 4,071 as of July 1, 2020. Wilbraham 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 Wilbraham is located at latitude 42.1237 and longitude -72.4315 in Hampden County. The formal boundaries for the Wilbraham Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Hampden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

The Wilbraham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378045) 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 Wilbraham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wilbraham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hampden County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilbraham: Springfield Mountains, Wilbraham Centre.

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Wilbraham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,071 (100%)
Population in Households 3,851 (94.6%)
Population in Families 3,338 (82.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 220 ( 5.4%)
Population Density 728
Diversity Index2 25
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $103,369
Average Household Income $131,281
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $48,760
Wealth Index5 206
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,262 (82.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $342,950
Average Home Value $398,138
Housing Affordability Index3 164
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,494
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,102
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.38% 0.22%
Households 0.36% 0.24%
Families 0.22% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
Owner Occupied HU   0.33%

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Wilbraham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilbraham to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 136 45th
Population Density # 197 20th
Median Household Income # 55 78th
Housing Affordability Index # 233 95th
Per Capita Income # 81 67th
Diversity Index # 123 50th

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