Berkshire County MA Information


Berkshire County Subdivisions

Berkshire County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 130,591
Population in Households 124,529
Population in Familes 93,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,062
Population Density1 141
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 56,406
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 33,704
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 69,533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,124 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,282 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,127 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $184,165
Average Home Value $244,483


Median Household Income $46,269
Average Household Income $64,448
Per Capita Income $27,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% -0.13%
Households 0.13% -0.06%
Families 0.06% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
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, 2014 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 # 14 7th
Per Capita Income # 12 21st

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