Northampton, Massachusetts 

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Population

28,540

3% Decline

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$58,179

Avg. Home Price

$279,900

Best Places to Live in Northampton, Massachusetts

Mid-sized city - Southwest Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River, 6 miles north of the Connecticut border
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Museums
-Cost of living
Cons
-Economy
-Entertainment
-Violent crime

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What Bert Has To Say About Springfield Metro Area

Springfield, once a major center of industrial innovation, is the state’s third-largest city and a regional health, retail and financial center. Locals are credited with development of the Springfield Rifle, the 1895 Duryea motorcar, and basketball (thanks to Dr. James Naismith, in 1891. Some credit the motorcycle to area inventors and the early Indian Manufacturing Company. At one time that area was a significant manufacturing center, but most has left the area (including most recently a forge that made Craftsman tools).


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
County: Hampshire County
Metro Area: Springfield Metro Area
City: Northampton
Zip Codes: 01060 01062 01053 01063
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 179 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Northampton is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Northampton jobs have increased by 0.53%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Northampton's cost of living is 25.20% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Northampton's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Northampton's population is 28,540 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.56%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Northampton is $279,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.79%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Northampton public schools spend $14,904 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.4 students per teacher in Northampton. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Northampton

It's a good time to buy in Northampton. Home Appreciation is up 3.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Northampton Real Estate.

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Reviews for Northampton   8 Reviews
Northampton is a one of a kind place to live. - 7/27/2018
I was born in Northampton in the 1960"s and have lived other places but always came back to live here. My two children were born here too. What draws be back to... Read More

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Pricey housing and long winters, but a pretty good - 8/13/2015
The greater Northampton, MA area is generally a pretty good place to live, if you're interested in Western MA or southern New England in general. MA is more affordable... Read More

Update the dad gum population stats, Bert! - 4/26/2011
Why are we looking at old (6/10) numbers when the census statistics have been in for... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS
01060 01062 01053 01063
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