South Hadley Town, MA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    17,745
  • Population Density
    963 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    18 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    29 3.7
South Hadley Town is a suburb in Massachusetts with 17,745 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 29 reviews
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    • 5
    Crime & Safety at South Hadley Town: I feel very safe all the time. There isn't one spot in my town where I would feel uncomfortable walking alone at night. The police do a very good job at every they do.
    • 5
    Overall Experience at South Hadley Town: I love what my town has to offer and a lot of good people live in my town.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at South Hadley Town: There are some sketchy areas, but for the most part it seems to be a pretty safe place.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at South Hadley Town: It's quiet, but has enough activities going on that life stays interesting. I would love to live here again. I think the college helps sustain this town, so I think it will be the same as long as the college stays the same, and improve as the college improves.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at South Hadley Town: I have a strong sense of safety in South Hadley. I do not often see the police, but they are quick to respond.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Granby Town 6,301
4.33 Hadley Town 5,285
3.00 Holyoke 40,079
3.33 Chicopee 55,603
4.33 Amherst Town 39,260

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Belchertown Town 14,774
3.00 Ware Town 9,886

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 01075 17,832

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 South Hadley Public Schools 4

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School Public, Charter 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 South Hadley High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 SABIS International Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Mosier Elementary School Public 2-4 Elementary
3.66 Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School Public, Charter K-9 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Hampden Charter School of Science Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Michael E. Smith Middle School Public 5-8 Middle
Plains Elementary School Public PK, K-1 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.00 Holyoke Community Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
1.66 Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
3.00 Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School Public 9-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Mill Pond School Private, Special Education 7-12 Middle, High
Tri-County Schools Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Wilbraham & Monson Academy Private, Boarding 6-12 Middle, High
4.33 The MacDuffie School Private 6-12 Middle, High
3.66 Pioneer Valley Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 The Williston Northampton School Private, Boarding 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 Cathedral High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Valley West School Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 The Hartsbrook School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Pace School Private, Special Education 8-12 Middle, High
3.33 Calvary Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 White Oak School Private, Special Education 7-12 Middle, High
2.33 St. Mary High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Holyoke Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
St. Michael's Academy Elementary School Private, Religious 6-8 Middle
St. Stanislaus Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Thomas the Apostle School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Joan of Arc School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Blessed Sacrament Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Mater Dolorosa Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. John the Baptist School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Mary Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Holy Name School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
First Lutheran School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Amherst College
Smith College
Mount Holyoke College
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Springfield College - Massachusetts
Bay Path College
Hampshire College
Western New England University
College of Our Lady of the Elms
American International College
Westfield State University
Holyoke Community College
Springfield Technical Community College
Springfield College - School of Human Services
Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor
Greenfield Community College
Asnuntuck Community College
Branford Hall Career Institute - Springfield
New England Tractor Trailer Training School - Connecticut
Branford Hall Career Institute - Windsor
Lincoln Technical Institute - Suffield
Jolie Hair & Beauty Academy - Ludlow
Hallmark Institute of Photography
Salter College - Chicopee
Kay Harvey Academy of Hair Design

Around South Hadley Town

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
White 87.43% 63.25% 75.00% 92.45% 95.14%
Hispanic 4.64% 16.62% 10.24% 2.55% 2.13%
African American 3.72% 12.23% 6.37% 0.94% 0.19%
Asian 2.65% 4.83% 5.75% 1.83% 0.32%
Multiracial 1.39% 2.05% 1.90% 2.11% 1.81%
Pacific Islander 0.13% 0.16% 0.02% 0% 0.31%
Other 0.03% 0.19% 0.61% 0.11% 0.08%
Native American 0% 0.66% 0.12% 0% 0%

Age

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
9 years and under 8% 13% 11% 13% 11%
10 to 17 years 7% 11% 10% 12% 10%
18 to 24 years 18% 10% 10% 8% 9%
25 to 34 years 9% 13% 13% 8% 10%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 13% 14% 12%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 15% 18% 18%
55 to 64 years 14% 12% 13% 16% 13%
65 and over 17% 13% 14% 12% 16%

Education Levels

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Less than a high school diploma 7% 14% 10% 8% 9%
High school diploma or equivalent 23% 28% 26% 25% 40%
Some college or associate degree 32% 29% 24% 28% 29%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 23% 23% 15%
Master's degree or higher 19% 11% 17% 16% 7%

Gender

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Female 60.9% 50.8% 51.6% 50.4% 49.4%
Male 39.1% 49.2% 48.4% 49.6% 50.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Own 73.8% 64.9% 62.3% 78.8% 69.9%
Rent 26.2% 35.1% 37.7% 21.2% 30.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Assault 118.3 278.9 274.4 108.4 254.1
Murder 0 5.0 2.1 0 0
Rape 39.4 13.6 29.5 13.6 40.7
Robbery 22.5 159.8 94.2 20.3 61.0

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Burglary 371.9 573.5 372.2 230.4 335.4
Larceny 895.9 2079.6 1340.4 806.3 1402.7
Motor vehicle theft 67.6 235.5 128.7 27.1 30.5

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
33°
13°
37°
16°
45°
24°
58°
34°
69°
45°
78°
55°
82°
59°
81°
58°
73°
49°
62°
38°
49°
30°
38°
20°
Precipitation
3.3"
3.1"
3.6"
3.9"
4.1"
4.1"
4.0"
3.8"
4.2"
4.6"
3.8"
3.4"
Snowfall
10.3"
8.1"
6.6"
1.3"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0"
2.2"
8.4"

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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 33°
    13°
  • 37°
    16°
  • 45°
    24°
  • 58°
    34°
  • 69°
    45°
  • 78°
    55°
  • 82°
    59°
  • 81°
    58°
  • 73°
    49°
  • 62°
    38°
  • 49°
    30°
  • 38°
    20°

    Precipitation

  • 3.3"
  • 3.1"
  • 3.6"
  • 3.9"
  • 4.1"
  • 4.1"
  • 4.0"
  • 3.8"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.6"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.4"

    Snowfall

  • 10.3"
  • 8.1"
  • 6.6"
  • 1.3"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 2.2"
  • 8.4"

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    Avg. Temps

  • 33°
    13°
  • 37°
    16°
  • 45°
    24°
  • 58°
    34°
  • 69°
    45°
  • 78°
    55°
  • 82°
    59°
  • 81°
    58°
  • 73°
    49°
  • 62°
    38°
  • 49°
    30°
  • 38°
    20°

    Precipitation

  • 3.3"
  • 3.1"
  • 3.6"
  • 3.9"
  • 4.1"
  • 4.1"
  • 4.0"
  • 3.8"
  • 4.2"
  • 4.6"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.4"

    Snowfall

  • 10.3"
  • 8.1"
  • 6.6"
  • 1.3"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 2.2"
  • 8.4"

Resident Opinions

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 7 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 7 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 5 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 40% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 20% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 57% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 43% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 0% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 6 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments