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The Geography of Punishment:

How Huge Sentencing Enhancement Zones Harm Communities, Fail to Protect Children

by Aleks Kajstura, Peter Wagner, and William Goldberg
Prison Policy Initiative
July 2008
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Appendix C. Demographic analysis of cities and towns in Hampden County.

Appendix C. Demographic analysis of cities and towns in Hampden County.
Total Percent
Population White Black Latino Without a high school diploma or GED (25 year or older) In poverty In poverty, under 5 White Black Latino Without a high school diploma or GED (25 years or older) In poverty In poverty, under 5
Agawam 28,144 26,871 295 514 2,513 1,537 138 95.5% 1.0% 1.8% 12.5% 5.6% 9.1%
Blandford 1,214 1,195 7 4 96 41 0 98.4% 0.6% 0.3% 11.4% 3.4% 0%
Brimfield 3,339 3,241 18 43 323 145 5 97.1% 0.5% 1.3% 14.4% 4.4% 2.5%
Chester 1,308 1,279 4 17 113 76 4 97.8% 0.3% 1.3% 13.0% 5.8% 5.6%
Chicopee 54,653 47,478 1,305 4,790 9,473 6,608 469 86.9% 2.4% 8.8% 25.1% 12.3% 16.9%
East Longmeadow 14,100 13,662 125 130 944 477 18 96.9% 0.9% 0.9% 9.6% 3.4% 2.3%
Granville 1,521 1,492 5 10 78 51 0 98.1% 0.3% 0.7% 7.7% 3.4% 0%
Hampden 5,171 5,060 13 33 365 112 0 97.9% 0.3% 0.6% 10.3% 2.2% 0%
Holland 2,407 2,317 6 34 273 174 11 96.3% 0.2% 1.4% 17.0% 7.3% 7.8%
Holyoke 39,838 21,508 1,187 16,485 7,341 10,082 1,410 54.0% 3.0% 41.4% 30.0% 26.4% 47.8%
Longmeadow 15,633 14,793 117 170 435 312 0 94.6% 0.7% 1.1% 4.0% 2.1% 0%
Ludlow 19,549 18,980 87 302 3,674 1,238 89 97.1% 0.4% 1.5% 24.8% 6.4% 8.9%
Monson 8,359 8,098 64 98 950 450 52 96.9% 0.8% 1.2% 16.7% 5.6% 10.1%
Montgomery 654 639 0 5 32 19 0 97.7% 0% 0.8% 7.0% 2.9% 0%
Palmer 12,497 12,024 115 154 1,710 975 103 96.2% 0.9% 1.2% 20.1% 7.9% 15.2%
Russell 1,657 1,603 7 25 184 149 13 96.7% 0.4% 1.5% 16.5% 9.0% 13.4%
Southwick 8,835 8,502 63 152 910 537 52 96.2% 0.7% 1.7% 15.3% 6.1% 9.6%
Springfield 151,854 74,291 31,780 41,303 24,173 33,772 4,561 48.9% 20.9% 27.2% 26.6% 23.1% 40.1%
Tolland 426 413 5 5 42 18 0 96.9% 1.2% 1.2% 12.8% 4.2% 0%
Wales 1,737 1,692 15 11 175 60 2 97.4% 0.9% 0.6% 14.7% 3.5% 1.9%
West Springfield 27,899 24,673 628 1,605 3,851 4,234 481 88.4% 2.3% 5.8% 15.1% 11.3% 19.0%
Westfield 40,072 36,893 427 2,008 3,121 3,278 363 92.1% 1.1% 5.0% 16.3% 11.9% 21.9%
Wilbraham 13,473 12,873 190 189 687 679 28 95.5% 1.4% 1.4% 7.4% 5.1% 3.7%
Hampden County454,340 339,577 36,463 68,087 61,463 65,024 7,799 74.7% 8.0% 15.0% 20.8% 14.7% 26.8%

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