Housatonic, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Housatonic, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Housatonic Census Designated Place had a population of 1,094 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Housatonic is located at latitude 42.2412 and longitude -73.3562 in Berkshire County. 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. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Housatonic Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378145) 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 Housatonic 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 Housatonic population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,094
Population in Households 1,068
Population in Familes 803
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,231
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 498
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 302
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 318 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $272,642
Average Home Value $345,912


Median Household Income $53,614
Average Household Income $65,511
Per Capita Income $28,680
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.28%
Households -0.06% -0.16%
Families 0.82% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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 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 # 223 10th
Population Density1 # 139 44th
Diversity Index2 # 108 57th
Median Household Income # 188 24th
Per Capita Income # 194 22nd

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