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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.


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Median household income
Local
$52,467
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belchertown demographic reports
Still maintains town green ringed by churches and colonial homes.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 33. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Belchertown Fair - Sept. 21-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Belchertown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Quabbin Reservoir, McLaughlin Fish Hatchery
Historic sites and museums: Stone House 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 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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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

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Median rent in Belchertown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,160.


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Libraries in Belchertown include Clapp Memorial Library ... View libraries

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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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How does the Chief of the Belchertown Police justify any consideration for hiring Patrolman Michael Roney, when he has been disciplined several times by the Massachusetts State Police within the past five years? How does he ignore the presently pending disciplinary action against Patrolman Roney for discrimination, and past complaints of the same? Is the Chief choosing to overlook this questionable character, or is he unaware? Shouldn't he research his background and integrity before arming Patrolman Roney with the responsiblity of presenting himself as an upstanding Bechertown citizen? HHmmmm perhaps the selectmen need to poke around, I am certain there are women who would like to expand on the issue...

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