Montgomery, Massachusetts

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Montgomery is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 654 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Montgomery was first settled in 1767 and was officially incorporated in 1780. The town was named after General Richard Montgomery, who died in the Battle of Quebec.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.2 square miles (39.3 km²), of which, 15.1 square miles (39.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.86%) is water. Montgomery is bordered by Southampton to the northeast, Westfield to the southeast, Russell to the southwest, and Huntington to the northwest.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 654 people, 253 households, and 200 families residing in the town. The population density was 43.4 people per square mile (16.8/km²). There were 257 housing units at an average density of 17.1/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.01% White, 0.31% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 253 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 34.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $59,063, and the median income for a family was $66,250. Males had a median income of $46,406 versus $37,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,942. About 1.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

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