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Hampden County Population Characteristics


Hampden County is part of the Springfield, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the most urban county in Western Massachusetts. The Knowledge Corridor surrounding Springfield-Hartford is New England’s second most populous urban area (after Greater Boston) with 1.9 million people. 


Population Tends

As of 2017 the region’s population of 469,358 increased by 0.6% since 2012, growing by 2,750. Population is expected to increase by 0.3% between 2017 and 2022, adding 1,534.