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.

Unlike some cities, Chicopee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chicopee are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (17.46%), sales jobs (10.41%), and food service (6.98%).

In terms of college education, Chicopee is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.33% of adults 25 and older in Chicopee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chicopee in 2010 was $25,352, 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 $101,408 for a family of four. However, Chicopee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chicopee is a very 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 17.57% 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.