Deerfield, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Deerfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Deerfield Census Designated Place had a population of 666 as of July 1, 2016. Deerfield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Deerfield is located at latitude 42.5479 and longitude -72.6024 in Franklin County. 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. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 164 feet.

The Deerfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630527) 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 Deerfield Census Designated Place is located within Town of Deerfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Deerfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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


Total Population 666
Population in Households 544
Population in Familes 449
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density1 363
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 3.49
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $328,788
Average Home Value $343,571


Median Household Income $107,151
Average Household Income $124,750
Per Capita Income $41,865
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.15%
Households 0.63% 0.38%
Families 0.89% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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 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 # 234 5th
Population Density1 # 235 5th
Diversity Index2 # 147 41st
Median Household Income # 23 91st
Per Capita Income # 84 66th

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