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Wales is a town in Hampden County, in the Springfield metro area.
The community was named after James Lawrence Wales, local benefactor
The latitude of Wales is 42.069N. The longitude is -72.222W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 906 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,737.
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9% of Wales residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wales ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wales was $21,267, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Wales residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wales, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $585. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $960.
Libraries in Wales include Wales Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Wales workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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