Profile for Hadley, Massachusetts, MA
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Hadley is a town in Hampshire County, in the Springfield metro area.
The community was named after town in England
The latitude of Hadley is 42.341N. The longitude is -72.588W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 207 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,793.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Hadley demographic reports
Hadley is on the Connecticut River
A local woman, accused of witchcraft and murder in 1683, was hung "till nearly dead," cut down and buried in the snow; she survived and died years later from natural causes
18th-century broom-making center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Performing arts: Hampshire Shakespeare Company
Nearby parks & recreation:
Joseph Skinner State Park, Norwottuck Rail Trail
Historic sites and museums: Porter Phelps-Huntington House Museum, Hadley Farm 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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Ancestry & family history
6% of Hadley residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hadley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hadley was $24,945, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Hadley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Hadley include Hadley Center Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Hadley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $567. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,208.
Libraries in Hadley include Goodwin Memorial Library, North Hadley Branch Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Hadley workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Hadley include Econo Lodge, Hadley Meadow B&B, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnson, Ivory Creek B & B, Quality Inn.
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