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Deerfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Deerfield Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Franklin County at latitude 42.5479 and longitude -72.6024. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 164 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Deerfield 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 Deerfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Deerfield: Deerfield Centre, Old Deerfield, Pocumtuck, Pokomtakuke.

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


Total Population 661
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 442
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density1 360
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $252,778
Average Home Value $313,426


Median Household Income $88,923
Average Household Income $100,042
Per Capita Income $33,848
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.65% 0.21%
Households 0.77% 0.26%
Families 1.1% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.34%
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.


Deerfield, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deerfield 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 # 232 5th
Population Density1 # 233 5th
Diversity Index2 # 137 44th
Median Household Income # 49 80th
Per Capita Income # 131 47th

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