Housatonic, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Housatonic, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Housatonic Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Berkshire County at latitude 42.2412 and longitude -73.3562. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 741 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Housatonic 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 Housatonic Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Housatonic Census Designated Place, MA Boundary Map


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


Total Population 1,082
Population in Households 1,056
Population in Familes 792
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,221
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 493
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 299
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $229,474
Average Home Value $268,293


Median Household Income $46,038
Average Household Income $55,085
Per Capita Income $24,002
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.58% -0.35%
Households -0.33% -0.29%
Families 0.97% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.


Housatonic, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Housatonic 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 # 223 9th
Population Density1 # 138 44th
Diversity Index2 # 100 59th
Median Household Income # 205 16th
Per Capita Income # 213 13th

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