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Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Easthampton is approximately 16,064 (2007).
The approximate number of families is 7,083 (2000).
The amount of land area in Easthampton is 34.73 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Easthampton is 13.41 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.50 sq kilometers.
The distance from Easthampton to Washington DC is 331 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 96 miles. (as the crow flies)
Easthampton is positioned 42.27 degrees north of the equator and 72.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Easthampton elevation is 170 feet above sea level.
Easthampton per capita income is $ 15,193 (1989).
Easthampton median income is $ 54,521 (2007).
The Easthampton median home price is $ 217,241 (2007).
Easthampton average annual precipitation is 45.1 inches peryear.


in western Massachusetts about fourteen miles north of Springfield and 96 miles west of Boston. Other nearby communities include Hadley, South Hadley, Holyoke, Chicopee, Hatfield, Northampton, Southampton and Westhampton.

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a mostly level valley with the steep slopes of Mount Tom on the east.
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History & History Related Items

After the first settlers arrived about 1664, Easthampton remained a rural, agricultural type community until about 1850 when a boom in manufacturing changed the focus of the local economy. Many mills were built on the Manhan River along with many factories creating items such as yarn, buttons, elastic and other various items.

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The settling of Easthampton


The incorporation of Easthampton

1785 (Town)


Easthampton is mainly a residential community and home to three artist centers, one of which is the internationally known, One Cottage Street. Through its history it has mainly been a manufacturing town known at times as Button Town (during the Civil War era), the Elastic Maker of the World (1940-1960s when United Elastic Company was open) and the home products town (former Stanley Home Products and Kellogg Brush Manufacturing)

Profile and Town Seal for Easthampton.

Easthampton Historical Home
7 Holyoke St. (Route 141)
Easthampton, MA
Limited hours of operation

Big Rig Day
held in May each year with Huge rigs, antique trucks and lots of specialty trucks. Sometimes there are even helicopters and cranes.

Arcadia Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
127 Combs Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: (413) 584-3009
Trails open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am - 3 pm. Please call ahead to be sure of hours of operation.

Nonotuck Park
Daley Field Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: (413) 529-1440
a park of 185 acres with all types of outdoor activities including a beach volleyball court, a pool, picnic sites, softball, playgrounds, tennis courts and much more.

Manhan Rail Trail
A 4.2 miles paved trail that follows the old rail corridor.

The Nashawannuck Pond
The pond was build in 1846 by Samuel Williston

Easthampton City Arts
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Easthampton City Government

The Official site for Easthampton
50 Payson Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027
Mayor: (413) 529-1470

Easthampton has a Mayor-Council form of government

Easthampton Police Department
32 Payson Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Dispatch: 413-527-1212 x 0
Secretary: 413-527-1212 x 2020

Easthampton Fire Department
Phone: (413) 527-4200

Easthampton Chamber

The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce
33 Union Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: (413) 527-9414
fax: (413) 527-1445
Serving Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton

Easthampton Organizations

The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce
33 Union Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: (413) 527-9414
fax: (413) 527-1445
Serving Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton

Easthampton Libraries

The Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum
9 Park Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: (413) 527-1605

Easthampton Schools

Easthampton Public Schools

Easthampton High School
70 Williston Ave
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: 413-529-1585

Calvary Baptist Christian School
413 Main Street
Easthampton, MA
Phone: (413) 527-6252 Easthampton


The population of Easthampton was:
1999 - 15,527
2000 - 15,994
2007 - 16,064

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 7,083

Median household income:
2000- $ 45,185
2007 - $ 54,521

Per capita income:
1989 - $ 15,193
1999 - $ 21,922

Median house value:
2000 - $ 122,300
2005 - $ 205,000
2007 - $ 217,241

Easthampton is located in the Eastern Time Zone.

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