According to the most recent Hampden County Massachusetts demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Hampden County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 466,265 which is the third most of all other counties in the area. The county with the highest population in the area is Hartford County which depicts a population of 898,636 (about twice as large). Figure 3 uses the Hampden County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Hampden County Massachusetts shows very little difference.
The total Hampden County Massachusetts greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Hampden County shows it has a Population Change of 0.6% which is the third most population percent change of all other counties in the greater Hampden County region.
Looking at the Hampden County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Hampden County Massachusetts indicates it has 756 people per square mile which is the second most people per square mile of all the counties in the greater Hampden County region. The next lower population density is Worcester County approximately three-fourths the size with population density of 567. The county with the highest population density in the area is Hartford County which depicts a people per square mile of 1,222 (61.8% larger). Figure 6 provides Hampden County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Hampden County depicts it has a Median Age of 39.4 which is less than most other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Franklin County which shows an age of 47.2 (19.8% larger).
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Hampden County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Hampden County Massachusetts has the largest proportion of Native population at 13.9% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Hampden County Massachusetts Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Hampden County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 26.4% which is the largest of all counties in the metro area.
Hampden County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Hampden County households. Hampden County shows it has a Family Size of 3.2 which is the second most average family size of all the counties in the greater Hampden County region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Worcester County which shows an average family size of 3.2 ( about the same size).
Looking at Hampden County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Hampden County depicts it has a Married-couple family of 64% which is the smallest in order of percent of people in a husband and wife family of all the other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Tolland County which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 81% (25.3% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Hampden County depicts it has a Birth Rate of 5.3% which is the largest of all counties in the greater Hampden County region. Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 19% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Tolland County with 20%.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Hampden County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Hampden County shows it has a Total Single People of 57% which is the second most of all the counties in the surrounding region. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Hampshire County which shows a percent single of 58% ( only slightly larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Hampden County is 12.8% larger. Also, measured against the state of Massachusetts, percent of people who are single for any reason of 52%, Hampden County is 9.6% larger.
Hampden County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US before 1990 at 16% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Franklin County with 16%.
Hampden County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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and Census County Division "CCD".)
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