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

The latitude of Deerfield is 42.544N. The longitude is -72.606W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,750.


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Median household income
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$49,764
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Deerfield demographic reports
Deerfield is on the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers
Site of bloody raid by French and Indian forces in 1704

The early economy was based on tobacco, pickles and pocketbooks

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Historic Deerfield, Indian House Memorial, Memorial Hall Museum
Quotes:
Deerfield is one of those towns which have literally and completely been forgotten by time: it has fallen asleep.
-- WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937

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7% of Deerfield residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Deerfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Deerfield was $24,555, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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35% of Deerfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Deerfield include Old Deerfield Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Deerfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $515.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,151.


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The average commute time for Deerfield workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Deerfield include Deerfield Inn.

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“ Deerfield is one of those towns which have literally and completely been forgotten by time: it has fallen asleep. ”
~ WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937

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