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

The community of Springfield is the Seat for Hampden County.

Hampden County was founded in 1812 and was created by taking area from HampshireCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hampden had a population of 471,081 people. This is an increase of 3.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 456,228 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hampden represented 7.19% of the total population of Massachusetts, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 14 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010463,490+1.59%-1.61% since 2009
2009471,081+3.26%+0.4% since 2008
2008469,204+2.84%+0.31% since 2007
2007467,756+2.53% 
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2000456,228The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hampden County Census Page for Hampden County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Hampden County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Hampden County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Springfield   155,580152,0822.3% increase  
Chicopee   55,91554,6532.31% increase  
Westfield   42,13340,0725.14% increase  
Holyoke   40,40039,8381.41% increase  
Agawam   28,48528,1441.21% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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