Cheshire, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Cheshire, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Cheshire Census Designated Place had a population of 523 as of July 1, 2016. Cheshire ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cheshire is located at latitude 42.5611 and longitude -73.1623 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the Cheshire Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The Cheshire Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630525) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cheshire Census Designated Place is located within Town of Cheshire, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkshire County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cheshire population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cheshire: Cheshire Village.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 523
Population in Households 523
Population in Familes 403
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,363
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $151,351
Average Home Value $184,167
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,018
Average Household Income $56,429
Per Capita Income $25,250
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% -0.04%
Households 0.48% 0.17%
Families 2.21% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Cheshire, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheshire to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 236 4th
Population Density1 # 124 50th
Diversity Index2 # 243 2nd
Median Household Income # 211 15th
Per Capita Income # 216 13th

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