Hampshire County, Massachusetts

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Hampshire County
Old Hampshire County Courthouse
Official seal of Hampshire County
Seal
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Hampshire County
Location within the U.S. state of Massachusetts
Map of the United States highlighting Massachusetts
Massachusetts's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°20′N 72°40′W / 42.34°N 72.66°W / 42.34; -72.66Coordinates: 42°20′N 72°40′W / 42.34°N 72.66°W / 42.34; -72.66
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Founded1662
Named forHampshire, England
SeatNorthampton
Largest townAmherst
Area
 • Total545 sq mi (1,410 km2)
 • Land527 sq mi (1,360 km2)
 • Water18 sq mi (50 km2)  3.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
161,355
 • Density300/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 2nd
Websitewww.hampshirecog.org

Hampshire County is a county in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 158,080.[1] The county seat is Northampton.[2] It is named after the English county Hampshire.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 148.