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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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Median household income
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$52,030
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monson demographic reports
Monson is in the Chicopee River valley, on the Connecticut border
Early textiles center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Flynt Park
Historic sites and museums: Civil War Museum, Jacob Thompson House, Keep Homestead Museum
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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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.

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22% of Monson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Monson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,102.


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Libraries in Monson include Monson Free Library & Reading Room ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Monson workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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