Chicopee, MA
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Chicopee is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 56,741 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Chicopee is the 22nd largest community in Massachusetts.

Chicopee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chicopee is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chicopee who work in office and administrative support (16.57%), sales jobs (10.38%), and food service (6.56%).

The percentage of adults in Chicopee who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.76% of the adults in Chicopee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chicopee in 2010 was $25,251, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,004 for a family of four. However, Chicopee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chicopee is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chicopee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chicopee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Chicopee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.72% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chicopee include French , Irish, French Canadian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Chicopee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.