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Rural community

Blandford is a town in Hampden County, in the Springfield metro area.

The community was named after the ship on which Provincial Gov. Shirley arrived from England

The latitude of Blandford is 42.180N. The longitude is -72.927W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,132 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,214.


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Median household income
Local
$52,935
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blandford demographic reports
Blandford is in the eastern foothills of the Green Mountains
Early dairy center
Local festivals include:
  • Blandford Fair - Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Blandford web sites and events links in the sections below.
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Blandford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hampden 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 01008 ZIP code.

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7% of Blandford residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blandford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blandford was $24,285, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Blandford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Blandford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,120.


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The average commute time for Blandford workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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