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Agawam is a city in Hampden County, in the Springfield metro area.

The community was named for the river, which is named for an Indian term meaning "crooked river"

The latitude of Agawam is 42.069N. The longitude is -72.615W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,528.


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Median household income
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$49,390
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Agawam demographic reports
Agawam is on the Connecticut River, across from Springfield
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Robinson State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 79

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6% of Agawam residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Agawam ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Agawam was $22,562, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Agawam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Agawam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $591.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,162.


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Libraries in Agawam include Agawam Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Agawam workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Agawam between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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