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Belchertown is a town in Hampshire County, in the Springfield metro area.
The community was named after Gov. Jonathan Belcher.
The latitude of Belchertown is 42.276N. The longitude is -72.401W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 525 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,968.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Belchertown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hampshire County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01007 ZIP code.
7% of Belchertown residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belchertown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belchertown was $21,938, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Belchertown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Belchertown include Belchertown Center Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Belchertown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,160.
Libraries in Belchertown include Clapp Memorial Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Belchertown workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Belchertown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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