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

The community was named after William Heath, major general in the Continental Army

The latitude of Heath is 42.673N. The longitude is -72.822W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,660 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 805.


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Median household income
Local
$50,536
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Heath demographic reports
Heath is between the Connecticut River and the New York border
Well-known residents have included:
· Reinhold Neibuhr, theologian
Local festivals include:
  • Heath Fair - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Heath web sites and events links in the sections below.
Quotes:
You can't get to Heath, a small hill town in northwestern Massachusetts, without a very audible shifting of gears.
-- New York Times Book Review
Nov. 2, 2003

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Heath residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Heath ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Heath was $24,777, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Heath residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Heath, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $620.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $828.


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Libraries in Heath include Heath Free Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Heath workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ You can't get to Heath, a small hill town in northwestern Massachusetts, without a very audible shifting of gears. ”
~ New York Times Book Review
Nov. 2, 2003

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