Hampden County, Massachusetts Population 2024

457,425

Hampden County, Massachusetts's estimated 2024 population is 457,425 with a growth rate of -0.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hampden County, Massachusetts is the 8th largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 population was 464,248 and has seen a growth of -1.47% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029448,385-1,808-0.4%
2028450,193-1,808-0.4%
2027452,001-1,808-0.4%
2026453,809-1,808-0.4%
2025455,617-1,808-0.4%
2024457,425-1,808-0.39%
2023459,233-1,808-0.39%
2022461,041-1,808-0.39%
2021462,849-1,558-0.34%
2020464,407-1,342-0.29%
2019465,749-2,326-0.5%
2018468,0755230.11%
2017467,552-322-0.07%
2016467,874-1,377-0.29%
2015469,251-310-0.07%
2014469,5611,7330.37%
2013467,8288190.18%
2012467,0098180.18%
2011466,1911,9430.42%
2010464,248
1990456,31013,2923%
1980443,018-16,032-3.49%
1970459,05029,6976.92%
1960429,35361,38216.68%
1950367,97135,86410.8%
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%
184037,3665,72718.1%
183031,6393,61812.91%
182028,021-420,364-93.75%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.39% (-1,808)
County Website
Hampden County
County Seat
2010 Population
464,248
Area
617 mi²
Density
741 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.47% (-6,823)
Founded
1812

Hampden County, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White329,28370.88%
Two or more races51,24011.03%
Black or African American41,1928.87%
Other race29,7376.4%
Asian12,0382.59%
Native American1,0560.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander290.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hampden County, Massachusetts Population by Race

Hampden County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2024

Hampden County, Massachusetts Median Age

39.5

Total

37.8

Male

41

Female

Hampden County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 366,110 adults, (80,725 of whom are seniors) in Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Hampden County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female238,37451.31%
Male226,20148.69%

Hampden County, Massachusetts Population by Age

Hampden County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All183,3802.4661.738.3
Married74,9333.1883.616.4
Non Family68,5661.2147.352.7
Female29,6143.3139.560.5
Male10,2673.162.937.1
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hampden County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Hampden County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34%.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,256

Average Earnings

$56,087

Average Male

$43,154

Average Female

Hampden County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hampden County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hampden County, Massachusetts Language

73.52% of Hampden County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 26.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.53% of the population.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Language

Hampden County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic122,83439,02531.77%
White270,89622,2148.2%
Multiple50,35615,12430.03%
Black40,2259,84124.46%
Other29,4048,80529.94%
Asian11,8751,1139.37%
Native1,05529527.96%
Islander29310.34%
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15.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.22%

Male Poverty Rate

17.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hampden County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hampden County, Massachusetts is Hispanic, with 31.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hampden County, Massachusetts is White, with 8.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.22%.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.54%
High School16.09%
Some College10.8%
Bachelors or Greater4.87%
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Hampden County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.92%
Male Unemployed22.37%
Female Employed6.15%
Male Employed4.49%
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Hampden County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hampden County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hampden County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hampden County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hampden County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hampden County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

22,488

Number of Veterans

20,452

Male Veterans

2,036

Female Veterans

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Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hampden County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hampden County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hampden County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hampden County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.42%

Born in Hampden County, Massachusetts

90.72%

Native Born

9.28%

Foreign Born

3.49%

Non Citizen

5.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.72% of Hampden County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 63.42% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Hampden County, Massachusetts Place of Birth

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