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Welcome to Hampden ...

Hampden is located in Hampden County<1>.

The location of Hampden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hampden has a population of 5,177 people<3> (see below for details).

Hampden was settled in 1741 and was incorporated in 1878.

Hampden is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Hampden is within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Hampden: 01036<5>

Websites for Hampden ...

Official Website: www.hampden.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hampden had an population of 5,177 people. This is an increase of 0.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hampden had a population of 5,139 people. This makes Hampden the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Hampden represents 0.08% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 242nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,139 people, the population of Hampden has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,171 people).

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

Adding Hampden to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Hampden in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Hampden elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hampden on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Hampden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Hampden - they are located in Alabama, Kansas (2), Maine, Maryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Hampden ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hampden.

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
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    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Hampden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
  • Chicopee [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
    • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Hampden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
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  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Hampden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
  • Westfield [Hampden County]
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    • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Hampden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holyoke [Hampden County]
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      • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holyoke
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
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      • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
    • Windsor [Hartford County]
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      • Windsor [Hartford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
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      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agawam
    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Springfield
    • South Windsor [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Windsor
      • South Windsor [Hartford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windsor

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hampden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hampden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hampden. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hampden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hampden. See our Newspapers Page for Hampden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hampden ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Hampden County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hampden: www.hampden.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Hampden, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hampden.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hampden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 community (such as Hampden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hampden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hampden) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hampden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0640, Longitude: -72.4134       In this case, the coordinates for Hampden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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