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Welcome to Northampton ...

The city of Northampton is located in Hampshire County<1> and is the County Seat for Hampshire County.

When the people of Northampton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Northamptonite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Northampton has a population of 28,451 people<3> (see below for details).

Northampton was settled in 1654.

The community of Northampton is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Northampton is located in the (413) area code.

The ZIP codes for Northampton: 01060-01061, 01063<5>

Websites for Northampton ...

Official Website: www.ci.northampton.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Northampton had an population of 28,451 people. This is a decrease of 0.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Northampton had a population of 28,549 people (or 18.06% of the total population of Hampshire County). This makes Northampton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Northampton represents 0.44% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,549 people, the population of Northampton decreased 1.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,978 people).

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

Adding Northampton 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 Northampton 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 Northampton 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 Northampton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Northampton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Northampton - they are located in Illinois, Maryland (3), New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Communities near Northampton ...

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

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Northampton
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Northampton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
  • Westfield [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
    • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Northampton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
  • Holyoke [Hampden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holyoke
    • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Northampton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holyoke
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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      • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Northampton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39,924 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
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      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Northampton
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Northampton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Springfield
    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Northampton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • Greenfield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Northampton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • East Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Longmeadow
      • East Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Northampton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Longmeadow have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Longmeadow

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 Northampton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Northampton.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Northampton. Our list includes 36 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Northampton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northampton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Northampton: www.ci.northampton.ma.us/

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 Hampshire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Northampton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Northampton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northampton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northampton - 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 city (such as Northampton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Northampton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Northampton includes: 01060 & 01061.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Northampton) 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 Northampton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Northampton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northampton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3258, Longitude: -72.6334    
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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