Hampden County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Hampden County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 469,818 with a growth rate of 0.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hampden County, Massachusetts is the 8th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017469,8181,7460.37%
2016468,072-931-0.20%
2016469,003-829-0.18%
2015469,8322200.05%
2014469,6121,9370.41%
2013467,6758870.19%
2012466,7887260.16%
2011466,0621,8970.41%
2010464,1657,8551.72%
1990456,31013,2923.00%
1980443,018-16,032-3.49%
1970459,05029,6976.92%
1960429,35361,38216.68%
1950367,97135,86410.80%
1940332,107-3,389-1.01%
1930335,49635,19111.72%
1920300,30568,93629.79%
1910231,36955,76631.76%
1900175,60339,89029.39%
1890135,71331,57130.32%
1880104,14225,73332.82%
187078,40921,04336.68%
186057,3666,08311.86%
185051,28313,91737.25%
184037,3665,72718.10%
183031,6393,61812.91%
182028,0210.00%

Hampden County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White373,605
Black or African American40,303
Some Other Race30,673
Two or More Races11,774
Asian10,075
American Indian and Alaska Native1,489
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander153

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Hampden County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Hampden County, Massachusetts Median Age

38.6


Total

36.8


Male

40.4


Female

Hampden County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 362,756 adults, (71,615 of which are seniors) in Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hampden County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

242,164

51.74%

Male

225,908

48.26%

Hampden County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Hampden County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hampden County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All61.6%38.4%
Male54.5%45.5%
Non Family49.5%50.5%
Female36.4%63.6%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hampden County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All177,1532.5661.6
Married74,0063.283.3
Non Family62,1061.2449.5
Female31,4203.4236.4
Male9,6213.3254.5

3.17

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hampden County, Massachusetts Households

Hampden County, Massachusetts Education

Hampden County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,8736.05%
9th to 12th Grade26,7388.57%
High School Graduate94,72130.38%
Some College59,39619.05%
Associates Degree30,2959.72%
Bachelors Degree48,95315.70%
Graduate Degree32,85410.54%

Hampden County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White223,072202,62068,208
Hispanic55,70636,0935,554
Black24,01219,8504,453
Other Race16,55810,2521,402
Asian6,5245,0592,436
Multiple Races4,4833,7961,186
Native American902510104
Islander1291035

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.34%.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,066$45,360$32,878
Less Than High School$23,380$26,733$19,495
High School Grad$31,718$38,682$25,124
Some College$36,242$46,089$30,729
Bachelors Degree$51,226$58,757$42,934
Graduate Degree$63,133$75,413$58,584

$39,066

Average Earnings

$45,360

Average Male

$32,878

Average Female

Hampden County, Massachusetts Language

Hampden County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Hampden County, Massachusetts Language

74.54% of Hampden County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 25.46% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.27% of the population.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Poverty

Hampden County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic107,21043,30540.39%
White292,37024,3918.34%
Other29,90913,67845.73%
Black39,2959,65224.56%
Multiple11,6283,37529.02%
Asian9,8961,92719.47%
Native1,47760841.16%
Islander15385.23%

17.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.06%

Male Poverty Rate

19.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hampden County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hampden County, Massachusetts is Other, with 45.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hampden County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 5.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.49%.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.34%
High School14.39%
Some College12.09%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%

Hampden County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.84%
Male Unemployed26.58%
Female Employed7.31%
Male Employed4.48%

Hampden County, Massachusetts Income

Hampden County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,005$68,886
Families$63,845$80,792
Married Families$85,856$101,175
Non Families$30,446$43,052

Hampden County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Hampden County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Hampden County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

Hampden County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans

Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

28,938

Number of Veterans

27,140

Male Veterans

1,798

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam9,773
First Gulf War4,074
Second Gulf War3,936
Korea3,318
World War II2,300

Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+7,431
65 to 747,214
35 to 546,652
55 to 645,140
18 to 342,501

Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White26,1598.82%
Hispanic1,9322.74%
Black1,7065.79%
Other4592.17%
2 or More3385.38%
Asian1752.27%
Indian786.85%
Hawaiian2317.83%

Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

7.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hampden County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Hampden County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Hampden County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

Hampden County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Hampden County, Massachusetts

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Springfield1531951540748790.57%
Chicopee55298559916931.25%
Westfield41094415524581.11%
Holyoke39880402804001.00%
Agawam Town28438287182800.98%
West Springfield Town28391285291380.49%
Palmer Town1213412108-26-0.21%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990