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

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Green River.

The latitude of Greenfield is 42.587N. The longitude is -72.6W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 253 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,168.


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Median household income
Local
$33,110
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greenfield demographic reports
Greenfield is at the junction of the Connecticut and Green rivers.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The violent crime rate was per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Franklin County Fair - Sept. 6-9, 2007
  • Green River Festival - July 13-14, 2007
  • Highland Games & Celtic Festival - June 23, 2007
  • Cider Days in Franklin County - Nov. 3-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greenfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Pioneer Valley Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center
Scenic roads: Mohawk Trail
Historic sites and museums: Old Greenfield Village
Colleges and universities: Greenfield Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greenfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin 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 01376 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Greenfield residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greenfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greenfield was $18,830, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Greenfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greenfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $434.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $961.


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Libraries in Greenfield include Greenfield Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Greenfield include Greenfield Advocate, Recorder

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The average commute time for Greenfield workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greenfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Greenfield include Greenfield Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Super 8.

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