South Hadley is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. South Hadley is home to Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley High School, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, and the Berkshire Hills Music Academy. Although South Hadley still retains businesses in agriculture, education, and manufacturing. Mount Holyoke College is by far the largest employer in the area, a number of other contractors, service providers, and businesses support the college. Additionally the area maintains a small agricultural sector with several farms, and is home to several small machine shops and manufacturing firms, including a research and manufacturing facility of the E Ink Corporation.
South Hadley has a population of over 17,791 people. South Hadley also forms part of the wider Springfield, Massachusetts metropolitan area which has a population of over 153,606 people.