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Northampton, Massachusetts

Full nameNorthampton, Massachusetts
Official nameNorthampton, Massachusetts
Settlement typeCity
MottoCaritas, educatio, justitia (Latin "Caring, education and justice")
CountryUnited States
Settled and Charter granted1654
Incorporated as a city1884
TypeMayor-council city
MayorActing Mayor David Narkewicz
Total Area35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
Land Area34.5 sq mi (89.4 km2)
Water Area1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Elevation248 ft (75.6 m)
Total Population28978 (2000)
Density (pop.)324.6/km2 (841.0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code01060
Area code413
FIPS code25-46330
GNIS feature ID0606674

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The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton's central neighborhoods, (excluding its outer, incorporated villages, Florence, Massachusetts and Leeds, Massachusetts,) was 28,549. Northampton is part of the Pioneer Valley, and also one of the northernmost cities in the Knowledge Corridor - a cross-state cultural and economic partnership with other Connecticut River Valley cities and towns.

Northampton is home to Smith College and the Clarke School for the Deaf. Smith students (along with those of the associated Five Colleges) contribute to Northampton's "college town" atmosphere.

Today, Northampton is known as an artistic, musical, and counter-culture hub. It features a large and politically influential LGBT community, along with numerous alternative health and intellectual organizations. Based on U.S. Census demographics, election returns, and other criteria, the website Epodunk rates Northampton as the most politically liberal medium-sized city (population 25,000-99,000) in the United States.

Northampton is considered part of the Springfield Metropolitan Area, one of Massachusetts' two separate metropolitan areas. It sits approximately 15 miles north of the City of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Comic Book Resources--There are worse places to have to while way a day than -Northampton-, -Massachusetts-. As the blog says, Northampton is a great little town. ... - Date : Fri, 05 Nov 2010 20:03:42 GMT+00:00
STAIND Frontman To Appear At Basketball Hall Of Fame's 'Center Court' - Aug. 6 ... - Tweet this news Theatre at Look Park in -Northampton-, -Massachusetts- with a ticket for free admission to the Hall of Fame museum to be used in the month of August 2010. ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 12:32:21 GMT+00:00
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Phoebe Prince Had A Troubled Past, Report Says - Tweet this news doubts about whether the six students of Phoebe Prince's high school in -Northampton-, -Massachusetts- actually deserve to be prosecuted in the first place. ... - Date : Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:28:18 GMT+00:00
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Vermont Public Radio--The first letter Coolidge penned in the White House was to a -Northampton-, -Massachusetts- cobbler whom he had gotten to know when he was a young, ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 22:01:21 GMT+00:00
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Municipalities and communities of Hampshire County, Massachusetts

CitiesEasthampton * Northampton
TownsAmherst * Belchertown * Chesterfield * Cummington * Goshen * Granby * Hadley * Hatfield * Huntington * Middlefield * Pelham * Plainfield * South Hadley * Southampton * Ware * Westhampton * Williamsburg * Worthington
CDPsAmherst Center * Bondsville * Belchertown * Granby * Hatfield * North Amherst * South Amherst * Ware
Florence * Leeds * Mount Tom
FootnotesThis populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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