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0.47% decline
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0.06% growth
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0.06% decline
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About the photo: Historic 1874 Hampden County Courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts.


The economy of Hampden County, MA employs 219,067 people. The economy of Hampden County, MA is specialized in Healthcare & Social Assistance; Manufacturing; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.39; 1.29; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hampden County, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (42,036), Retail trade (29,822), and Manufacturing (26,567), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,816), Utilities ($69,167), and Finance & Insurance ($54,346).

Median household income in Hampden County, MA is $51,544. Males in Hampden County, MA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,849. The income inequality of Hampden County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hampden County, MA. In Hampden County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,630. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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Hampden County, MA is home to a population of 468,467 people, from which 96.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hampden County, MA is composed of 297,436 White residents (63.5%), 115,111 Hispanic residents (24.6%), 36,876 Black residents (7.87%), 10,041 Asian residents (2.14%), and 8,037 Two+ residents (1.72%). The most common foreign languages in Hampden County, MA are Spanish (75,212 speakers), Portuguese (4,987 speakers), and Russian (4,939 speakers), but compared to other places, Hampden County, MA has a relative high number of Portuguese (4,987 speakers), Polish (3,793 speakers), and Russian (4,939 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Hampden County, MA awarded 9,417 degrees. The student population of Hampden County, MA is skewed towards females, with 3,249 male students and 6,168 female students. Most students in Hampden County, MA are White (6,293 and 66.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,059 and 11.2%), Black or African American (1,032 and 11%), and Unknown (568 and 6.03%). The largest universities in Hampden County, MA by number of graduates are Westfield State University (1,691 and 18%), Springfield Technical Community College (1,105 and 11.7%), and Holyoke Community College (1,056 and 11.2%). The most popular majors in Hampden County, MA are Community Organization & Advocacy (462 and 4.91%), General Psychology (325 and 3.45%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (306 and 3.25%). The median tuition costs in Hampden County, MA are $32,739 for private four year colleges, and $970 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hampden County, MA is $198,700, which is 0.97 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $197,900 to $198,700, a 0.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Hampden County, MA is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Hampden County, MA have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hampden County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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