Hampden County, MA

468,467 Population
617.1 square miles 759.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
6.9%
was 6.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Population Density
759.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.8%
was 50.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.2%
was 9.3%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
22.0%
was 22.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
15.8%
was 15.5%
Ranked 9th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.2
was 6.8
Ranked 9th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
16.7%
was 16.9%
Ranked 11th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$51,005
was $51,514
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.2
46.6
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,066
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Patents per 100,000
17
Ranked 12th Highest in MA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5
was 6
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
606
was 622
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,872
was 3,724
Ranked 1st Highest in MA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
192,099
was 191,985
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$834
was $868
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
290
was 330
 
Occupied Housing Units
178,623
was 175,526
 
Homeownership Rate
62.2%
was 61.6%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
245
was 282
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
311.3
was 311.1
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.7%
was 19.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
45
was 48
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.5
was 1.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.6
was 0.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.4%
was 98.8%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.5%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in MA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.7%
was 86.0%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.4%
was 26.0%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA

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