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West Springfield is a city in Hampden County, in the Springfield metro area.

The latitude of West Springfield is 42.116N. The longitude is -72.65W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 230 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 27,899.


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Median household income
Local
$40,266
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Springfield demographic reports
West Springfield is on the Connecticut River.
West Springfield became a city in April 2000.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 144. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager
Local festivals include:
  • Eastern States Exposition - Sept. 14-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Springfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Josiah Day House, Storrowton Village Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West Springfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hampden County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01089 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of West Springfield residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Springfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Springfield was $20,982, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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West Springfield festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in West Springfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $493.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,102.


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Libraries in West Springfield include West Springfield Public Library ... View libraries

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Traffic

The average commute time for West Springfield workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Springfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in West Springfield include Best Western, Candlewood Suites West Springfield, Comfort Inn & Suites, Days Inn West Springfield, Econo Lodge, Hampton Inn, Knights Inn, Quality Inn West Springfield, Red Carpet Inn West Springfield, Red Roof Inn ... More hotels.

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