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Welcome to Monson ...

Monson is located in Hampden County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Monson has a population of 8,778 people<3> (see below for details).

Monson was settled in 1715 and was incorporated in 1775.

Monson is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Monson: (413)

The ZIP code for Monson: 01057<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Monson had an population of 8,778 people. This is an increase of 2.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Monson had a population of 8,560 people. This makes Monson the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Monson represents 0.13% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 192nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,560 people, the population of Monson increased 2.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,359 people).

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

Communities Also Named Monson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Monson - they are located in California, Colorado, Maine and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Monson ...

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

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
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    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Monson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 152,646 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
  • Chicopee [Hampden County]
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    • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Monson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,825 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Monson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,559 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.
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  • Holyoke [Hampden County]
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    • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Monson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,921 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
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      • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Monson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,400 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
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
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      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Monson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,467 people
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    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
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      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Monson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,397 people
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    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
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      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Monson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
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      • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Monson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,539 people
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    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Monson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,788 people
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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 Monson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Monson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Monson. 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 Monson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monson ...

Looking for more information about Monson? 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 Monson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Monson.

Adding Monson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Monson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Monson on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hampden County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Monson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Monson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monson - 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 Monson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Monson 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Monson) 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 Monson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MonsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1043, Longitude: -72.3190       In this case, the coordinates for Monson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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