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Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Longmeadow is a small bedroom community in Hampden County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 15,633. Its town government consists of a Board of Selectmen with 3 members.


Longmeadow is located in the Western part of the state, just south of the city of Springfield and is bordered on the West by the Connecticut River and to the South by Enfield, Connecticut. It extends approximately 3 miles North to South and 2.5 miles East to West.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.6 km² (9.5 mi²). 23.4 km² (9.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.05% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 15,633 people, 5,734 households, and 4,432 families residing in the town. The population density is 669.2/km² (1,732.5/mi²). There are 5,879 housing units at an average density of 251.7 persons/km² (651.5 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.42% White, 0.69% African American, 0.05% Native American, 2.90% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,734 households out of which 37.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% are married couples living together, 6.4% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 22.7% are non-families. 20.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.0% 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 3.09.

In the town the population is spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $75,461, and the median income for a family is $87,742. Males have a median income of $68,238 versus $40,890 for females. The per capita income for the town is $38,949. 2.1% of the population and 1.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.3% are under the age of 18 and 8.3% are 65 or older.