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  Hampden County is the poorest county in Massachusetts. Springfield is the largest city located within Hampden County.
  The population of Hampden county is estimated at 469,003 where 327,707 speak English exclusively and 3,157 speak primarily in another language. In 2017 there were 5,004 births and 4,345 deaths in Hampden county. Hampden county has 79,104 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 32,615 that are owned free and clear and 68,208 that are renter occupied.

  The gracious residents of Hampden County filed 219,210 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 6.4% of all Massachusetts filings and 0.147% of the entire nation. Hampden had an impressive combined total federal tax liability of $1,931,892,000 on earned income of $12,415,713,000. Other notable statistics from Hampden County were 13,690 unemployment claims which collected a total of $80,485,000 and 50,320 charitable contributions valued at $152,358,000. 59,100 filings from Hampden County paid a combined total of $286,941,000 in property taxes and 50,620 filings paid $319,558,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Hampden county had 324 religious congregations with an estimated 280,122 members.

26.5% of the Hampden population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 14.6% have less than a highschool diploma level education.

Approximately 43% of Hampden County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 2,393 votes.

At $51,850 the median income is 67.0% of the Massachusetts average. An estimated 11,228 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Hampden, the equivalant of around 5.0% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 5.3%.

Top 15 Industries in Hampden County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
37,660Health care and social assistance
22,637Retail trade
14,276Accommodation and food services
13,455Food services and drinking places
12,496Ambulatory health care services
11,441Restaurants and other eating places
9,717Finance and insurance
6,986Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
6,893Professional, scientific, and technical services
6,581Wholesale trade
6,436Administrative and support services
6,278Full-service restaurants
6,241Food and beverage stores
6,207Fabricated metal product manufacturing

In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.16% in Hampden County (averaging across 16 zip codes a sample of which are; 1056, 1013, 1020 and 1077).

In 2018 20.72% of listings in Hampden County (averaging across 17 zip codes a sample of which are; 1089, 1109, 1095 and 1077) dropped their price.

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