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Worthington, Massachusetts
Corners Grocery
Corners Grocery
Official seal of Worthington, Massachusetts
Seal
Location in Hampshire County in Massachusetts
Location in Hampshire County in Massachusetts
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Settled 1764
Incorporated 1768
Government
 • Type Open town meeting
Area
 • Total 32.1 sq mi (83.1 km2)
 • Land 31.9 sq mi (82.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation
1,433 ft (437 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,193
 • Density 37.18/sq mi (14.356/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP Code
01098
Area code(s) 413
FIPS code 25-82175
GNIS feature ID 0618212

Worthington is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,193 at the 2020 census, up from 1,156 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Worthington is discussed by name in the Aaron Lewis song "Massachusetts" and referenced by the population size in "Country Boy". Both songs are on the album Town Line, released in 2011.

History

Worthington was first settled in 1764 and was officially incorporated in 1768.

        The towns officials had settled for new land after the settling of Northampton Massachusetts in 1654. The towns oldest buildings are believed to be around the west side near Middlefield, (surrounding town) and built somewhere near the late 1740s to 1750's

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.1 square miles (83.1 km²), of which 32.1 square miles (83.0 km²) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.12%) is water.

Demographics

At the 2000 census, there were 1,270 people, 503 households and 363 families living in the town. The population density was 39.6 per square mile (15.3/km2). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 18.2 per square mile (7.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.27% White, 0.31% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 503 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

24.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median household income was $53,047 and the median family income was $60,132. Males had a median income of $42,500 compared with $26,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,190. About 1.5% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture

Worthington is discussed by name in the Aaron Lewis song "Massachusetts" and referenced by the population size in "Country Boy". Both songs are on the album Town Line, released in 2011.

Notable people

  • Russell Conwell (1843–1925), founder of Temple University
  • Aaron Lewis, lead singer of Staind and current country music singer
  • Alfred P. Stone (1813–1865), US congressman from Ohio


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