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Blandford, Massachusetts

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Blandford is a town located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,214.

History

Blandford was first settled in 1735 and was officially incorporated in 1741.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 138.7 km² (53.5 mi²). 134.0 km² (51.7 mi²) of it is land and 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.38% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,214 people, 456 households, and 350 families residing in the town. The population density is 9.1/km² (23.5/mi²). There are 526 housing units at an average density of 3.9/km² (10.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.76% White, 0.49% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 456 households out of which 33.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% are married couples living together, 6.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% are non-families. 19.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $52,935, and the median income for a family is $59,375. Males have a median income of $37,708 versus $32,917 for females. The per capita income for the town is $24,285. 3.4% of the population and 1.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.0% of those under the age of 18 and 5.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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