South Hadley Town, MA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    17,723
  • Population Density
    963 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    18 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    27 3.6
South Hadley Town is a suburb in Massachusetts with 17,723 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 27 reviews
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    • 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.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at South Hadley Town: This area, western Massachusetts, is my favorite place I have ever lived. It is quiet enough that the crime rate is low and I can still see the stars at night, but lively enough that there is ALWAYS something going on on the weekends. This area has a thriving local music scene, up and coming restaurants, and a very politically-active and community-oriented populace. I would love to raise a family here.
    • 5
    Crime & Safety at South Hadley Town: There is a very minimal amount of crime due to a responsive police force

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Granby Town 6,255
4.33 Hadley Town 5,254
3.00 Holyoke 40,029
3.33 Chicopee 55,478
4.33 Amherst Town 38,651

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Belchertown Town 14,673
3.00 Ware Town 9,869

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 01075 17,796

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 Middle, 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 Middle, 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
3.66 The MacDuffie School Private 6-12 Middle, High
3.33 Pioneer Valley Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 The Williston Northampton School Private, Boarding 7-12 Middle, High
3.00 Cathedral High School Private, Religious 9-12 Middle, High
Valley West School Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 The Hartsbrook School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Pace School Private, Special Education 8-12 Middle, High
Calvary Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
White Oak School Private, Special Education 7-12 Middle, High
2.33 St. Mary High School Private, Religious 9-12 Middle, High
2.33 Holyoke Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 Middle, 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 89.70% 63.25% 75.71% 91.13% 96.21%
Hispanic 3.61% 16.62% 9.93% 2.98% 2.45%
Asian 2.79% 4.83% 5.54% 2.33% 0%
African American 2.63% 12.23% 6.27% 1.61% 0.14%
Multiracial 1.09% 2.05% 1.80% 1.79% 0.83%
Other 0.10% 0.19% 0.61% 0.17% 0.09%
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.16% 0.02% 0% 0.19%
Native American 0% 0.66% 0.12% 0% 0.08%

Age

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
9 years and under 8% 13% 11% 12% 11%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 10% 12% 10%
18 to 24 years 18% 10% 10% 7% 7%
25 to 34 years 9% 13% 13% 8% 10%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 13% 16% 11%
45 to 54 years 15% 14% 15% 17% 21%
55 to 64 years 13% 12% 13% 16% 14%
65 and over 17% 13% 14% 12% 15%

Education Levels

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Less than a high school diploma 8% 14% 11% 7% 9%
High school diploma or equivalent 25% 28% 26% 25% 41%
Some college or associate degree 30% 29% 24% 29% 30%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 22% 23% 13%
Master's degree or higher 18% 11% 17% 15% 7%

Gender

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Male 39.3% 49.2% 48.4% 50.0% 49.0%
Female 60.7% 50.8% 51.6% 50.0% 51.0%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Rent 24.8% 35.1% 37.3% 20.8% 30.0%
Own 75.2% 64.9% 62.7% 79.2% 70.0%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Assault 168.6 278.9 271.1 108.5 375.4
Murder 0 5.0 2.1 0 0
Rape 22.5 15.3 27.1 20.3
Robbery 22.5 159.8 99.6 6.8 30.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

South Hadley Town, MA United States Massachusetts Belchertown Town, MA Ware Town, MA
Burglary 545.1 573.5 459.3 278.1 365.3
Larceny 938.5 2079.6 1412.4 820.7 2008.9
Motor vehicle theft 67.4 235.5 137.9 33.9 40.6

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°
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    58°
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    Precipitation

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

  • 10.3"
  • 8.1"
  • 6.6"
  • 1.3"
  • 0"
  • 0"
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  • 0"
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  • 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 6 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 6 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 safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 50% 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 5 responses

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