Monson Center, Massachusetts

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Monson Center is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Monson in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,103 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Monson Center is located at 42°5′51″N 72°18′54″W / 42.0975°N 72.315°W / 42.0975; -72.315 (42.097633, -72.314865)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.8 km² (3.4 mi²). 8.8 km² (3.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.29% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,103 people, 884 households, and 524 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 238.8/km² (618.6/mi²). There were 931 housing units at an average density of 105.7/km² (273.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.43% White, 1.14% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 884 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $45,795. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $25,244 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,526. About 4.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.


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