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Monson Center, Massachusetts

Monson Center is a village located in the town of Monson in Hampden County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,103.


Monson Center is located at 42°5'51" North, 72°18'54" West (42.097633, -72.314865)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village 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 of 2000, there are 2,103 people, 884 households, and 524 families residing in the village. The population density is 238.8/km² (618.6/mi²). There are 931 housing units at an average density of 105.7/km² (273.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 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. 1.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the village the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $40,000, and the median income for a family is $45,795. Males have a median income of $34,375 versus $25,244 for females. The per capita income for the village is $18,526. 4.2% of the population and 4.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.4% are under the age of 18 and 3.3% are 65 or older.