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Welcome to West Springfield ...

The city of West Springfield is located in Hampden County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Springfield: W. Springfield

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Springfield has a population of 28,517 people<2> (see below for details).

West Springfield was settled in 1660 and was incorporated in 1774.

The community of West Springfield is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

West Springfield lies within the (413) area code.

The ZIP codes for West Springfield: 01089-01090<4>

Websites for West Springfield ...

Official Website: www.west-springfield.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Springfield had an population of 28,517 people. This is an increase of 0.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Springfield had a population of 28,391 people (which is 6.13% of the total population of Hampden County). This makes West Springfield the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of West Springfield represents 0.43% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 63rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,391 people, the population of West Springfield increased 1.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 27,899 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Springfield.

Adding West Springfield 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 West Springfield 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 West Springfield elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Springfield on a George F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Communities Also Named West Springfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named West Springfield - they are located in New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia.

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

Communities near West Springfield ...

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

  • Enfield [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of West Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of West Springfield
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of West Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holyoke
  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of West Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,924 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Windsor [Hartford County]
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      • Windsor [Hartford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of West Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of West Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • South Windsor [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Windsor
      • South Windsor [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of West Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windsor
    • Simsbury [Hartford County]
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      • Simsbury [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of West Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simsbury
    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of West Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • Bloomfield [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield
      • Bloomfield [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of West Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Springfield ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Hampden County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Springfield: www.west-springfield.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 Hampden, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Springfield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Springfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 West Springfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Springfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for West Springfield includes: 01089 & 01090.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- West Springfield) 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 West Springfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Springfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1108, Longitude: -72.6277    
<6>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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