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Welcome to Wilbraham ...

Wilbraham is located in Hampden County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Wilbraham: wil-bruh-ham<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wilbraham has a population of 14,689 people<4> (see below for details).

Wilbraham was settled in 1730 and was incorporated in 1763.

Wilbraham is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Wilbraham: (413)

The ZIP code for Wilbraham: 01095<6>

Websites for Wilbraham ...

Official Website: www.wilbraham-ma.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wilbraham had an population of 14,689 people. This is an increase of 3.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilbraham had a population of 14,219 people. This makes Wilbraham the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Wilbraham represents 0.22% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 134th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,219 people, the population of Wilbraham increased 5.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,473 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities near Wilbraham ...

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

  • Springfield [Hampden County]
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    • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Wilbraham
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Wilbraham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
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  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Wilbraham
    • 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.
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  • Westfield [Hampden County]
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    • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Wilbraham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holyoke [Hampden County]
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      • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Wilbraham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,117 people
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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      • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Wilbraham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39,924 people
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    • Vernon [Tolland County]
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      • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Wilbraham
      • 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
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
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      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Wilbraham
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Wilbraham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
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    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Wilbraham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 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 Wilbraham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wilbraham.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wilbraham ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Hampden County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wilbraham: www.wilbraham-ma.gov/

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wilbraham. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wilbraham.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wilbraham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Wilbraham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wilbraham or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilbraham) 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 Wilbraham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilbraham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilbraham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1237, Longitude: -72.4315       In this case, the coordinates for Wilbraham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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