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Agawam, Massachusetts

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Welcome to Agawam ...

The pronunciation of Agawam: a-ga-wom<1>

The city of Agawam is located in Hampden County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Agawam has a population of 28,839 people<2> (see below for details).

Agawam was settled in 1635 and was incorporated in 1855.

The community of Agawam is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Agawam lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Agawam lies within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Agawam: 01001<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Agawam had a population of 28,438 people (or 6.14% of the total population of Hampden County). This makes Agawam the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Agawam represents 0.43% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,438 people, the population of Agawam increased 1.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,144 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Agawam had an population of 28,839 people. This is an increase of 1.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.47% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Agawam.

Communities near Agawam ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Agawam and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2015
Enfield (CT)   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Simsbury (CT)   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
South Windsor (CT)   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vernon (CT)   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Windsor (CT)   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chicopee   [Map]   56,741   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Agawam.

Communities Also Named Agawam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Agawam - they are located in Kentucky, Montana and Oklahoma.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Agawam.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Agawam. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Agawam. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Agawam.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Agawam:

Websites for Agawam ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Agawam ...

Looking for more information about Agawam? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Agawam? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Agawam, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Agawam.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Agawam. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Hampden County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Agawam.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Agawam - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Agawam). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Agawam or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Agawam. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Agawam) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Agawam. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Agawam

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agawam. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0696, Longitude: -72.6152     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Agawam.


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