Hampshire County is a county located in the western part of the state of Massachusetts, USA. It is situated along the Connecticut River and borders both Vermont and New Hampshire. The county was established in 1662, and its county seat is Northampton.
The county has a population of approximately 160,000 people, making it one of the smaller counties in the state. The county is home to several towns, including Amherst, Northampton, and Easthampton, as well as many small villages.
The county is home to several state parks, including Mount Tom State Reservation and the DAR State Forest, as well as many other parks and nature preserves.
About 38% of homes in Hampshire County, Massachusetts use heating oil as their primary heating fuel, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration survey.