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Monson is a town in Hampden County, in the Springfield metro area.
The community was named after Sir John Monson, a friend of the governor
The latitude of Monson is 42.104N. The longitude is -72.319W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 446 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,359.
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5% of Monson residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monson was $22,519, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Monson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Monson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,102.
Libraries in Monson include Monson Free Library & Reading Room ... View libraries
The average commute time for Monson workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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