Great Barrington, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Great Barrington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Great Barrington Census Designated Place had a population of 2,272 as of July 1, 2016. Great Barrington ranks in the upper 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 Great Barrington is located at latitude 42.194 and longitude -73.3615 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the Great Barrington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Great Barrington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378357) 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 Great Barrington Census Designated Place is located within Town of Great Barrington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkshire County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Great Barrington 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 Great Barrington: Kenuckpacook, Westenhuck.

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


Total Population 2,272
Population in Households 2,212
Population in Familes 1,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 1,667
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,117
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 535
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 599 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $352,475
Average Home Value $428,317


Median Household Income $60,492
Average Household Income $90,408
Per Capita Income $44,148
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.04%
Households 0.44% 0.11%
Families 0.74% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Great Barrington, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Barrington 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 # 179 28th
Population Density1 # 106 57th
Diversity Index2 # 61 76th
Median Household Income # 162 35th
Per Capita Income # 70 72nd

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