Hampden is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,195 people and just one neighborhood, Hampden is the 241st largest community in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Hampden isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hampden are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hampden is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampden who work in office and administrative support (12.87%), sales jobs (12.48%) and teaching (11.58%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Hampden is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hampden a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hampden has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hampden’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small town, Hampden doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.