Berkshire County MA Information


Berkshire County Subdivisions

Berkshire County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 130,462
Population in Households 124,427
Population in Familes 93,921
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,035
Population Density1 141
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 56,298
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 33,586
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 69,350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,948 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,350 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,052 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $208,403
Average Home Value $296,716


Median Household Income $50,613
Average Household Income $71,802
Per Capita Income $31,918
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.2%
Households 0.06% -0.12%
Families -0.02% -0.16%
Median Household Income   -0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Berkshire County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berkshire County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 29th
Population Density1 # 13 14th
Diversity Index2 # 12 21st
Median Household Income # 13 14th
Per Capita Income # 10 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.