Belchertown (CDP), Massachusetts
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|• Total||5.0 sq mi (13.1 km2)|
|• Land||5.0 sq mi (13.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||607 ft (185 m)|
|• Density||520.6/sq mi (201.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0609121|
Belchertown is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Belchertown in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,626 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Belchertown is located at (42.278451, -72.401804).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.1 km² (5.0 mi²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,626 people, 1,094 households, and 717 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 201.2/km² (520.6/mi²). There were 1,111 housing units at an average density of 85.1/km² (220.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.14% White, 1.26% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.
There were 1,094 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 82.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,250, and the median income for a family was $44,286. Males had a median income of $31,377 versus $31,130 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,485. About 16.8% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.