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Great Barrington, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Great Barrington Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Berkshire County at latitude 42.194 and longitude -73.3615. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

The formal official name is the Great Barrington Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Great Barrington indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Great Barrington: Kenuckpacook, Westenhuck.

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Great Barrington, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,227
Population in Households 2,167
Population in Familes 1,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 1,634
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,094
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 555 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $279,667
Average Home Value $333,952


Median Household Income $45,977
Average Household Income $70,490
Per Capita Income $33,773
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.04% -0.09%
Households 0.15% -0.05%
Families 0.64% -0.08%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   4.94%
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 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 180 27th
Population Density1 # 107 57th
Diversity Index2 # 58 77th
Median Household Income # 206 16th
Per Capita Income # 133 46th

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