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Ashfield is a town in Franklin County, in the Springfield metro area.

The community was named after Lord Thurlow of Ashfield, England.

The latitude of Ashfield is 42.526N. The longitude is -72.788W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,345 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,800.


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Median household income
Local
$52,875
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ashfield demographic reports
Ashfield is in the Berkshire foothills.
The town was once a center of the peppermint industry.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Cecil B. DeMille, movie producer and director
Local festivals include:
  • Ashfield Fall Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ashfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Ashfield Historical Society Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ashfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01330 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Ashfield residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ashfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ashfield was $26,483, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

47% of Ashfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Ashfield include Ashfield Plain Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ashfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $496.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,042.


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Libraries in Ashfield include Belding Memorial Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Ashfield workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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