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

The community was named for the river, which was named for an Indian term variously translated as "swift water," "birch bark place" and "place of the elms"

The latitude of Chicopee is 42.148N. The longitude is -72.608W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 85 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,992.


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Median household income
Local
$35,672
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chicopee demographic reports
Chicopee is at the junction of the Chicopee and Connecticut rivers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 400. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Edward Bellamy, writer
Nearby parks & recreation: Chicopee Memorial State Park
Colleges and universities: Elms College
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 71

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4% of Chicopee residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chicopee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chicopee was $18,646, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Chicopee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Chicopee include Springfield Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Chicopee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $465.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $973.


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Libraries in Chicopee include Aldenville Branch Library, Chicopee Falls Branch Library, Chicopee Public Library, Fairview Branch Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Chicopee workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chicopee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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