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Northampton, MA Town Information

The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States.[7] As of 2012, the estimated total population of Northampton (including its outer villages, Florence and Leeds) was 28,592.[8] 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.


Today Northampton is known as an artistic, musical, and countercultural hub. It features a large politically liberal community along with numerous alternative health and intellectual organizations.[9] Based on U.S. Census demographics, election returns, and other criteria, the website Epodunk rates Northampton as the most politically liberal medium-size city (population 25,000–99,000) in the United States.[10]


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


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