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West Springfield, MA Town Information

West Springfield is a city[2] in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 28,391 at the 2010 census. The city is also known as "West Side", in reference to the fact that it is on the western side of the Connecticut River from Springfield, a fact which played a major part in the town's early history.

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.5 square miles (45.4 kmē), of which 16.8 square miles (43.4 kmē) is land and 0.8 square mile (2.0 kmē) (4.50%) is water. It is on the west side of the Connecticut River, across from Springfield, and on the north side of the Westfield River, above Agawam. West Springfield is bordered on the west by linear cliffs of volcanic trap rock known as East Mountain. They are part of the Metacomet Ridge, a mountainous trap rock ridgeline that stretches from Long Island Sound to nearly the Vermont border. Both are traversed by the 110-mile (180 km) Metacomet-Monadnock Trail.

 

As of the census[52] of 2010, there were 28,391 people, 11,757 households, and 7,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,665.7 people per square mile (643.1/kmē). There were 12,259 housing units at an average density of 731.9 per square mile (282.6/kmē).

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

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