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 2,286 as of July 1, 2015. 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 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Great Barrington: Kenuckpacook, Westenhuck.

Great Barrington Census Designated Place, MA Boundary Map

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Great Barrington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,286
Population in Households 2,226
Population in Familes 1,467
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 1,677
Diversity Index2 36
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,126
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 537
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 556 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 570 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $298,630
Average Home Value $358,858
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,683
Average Household Income $73,880
Per Capita Income $35,545
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.1%
Households 0.67% 0.18%
Families 0.95% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
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.

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Great Barrington, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Barrington to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 178 27th
Population Density1 # 104 58th
Diversity Index2 # 58 77th
Median Household Income # 202 18th
Per Capita Income # 120 51st

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