Shelburne Falls, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place had a population of 1,700 as of July 1, 2016. Shelburne Falls ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelburne Falls is located at latitude 42.6095 and longitude -72.747 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 417 feet.

The Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378222) 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 Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place is located within Town of Buckland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shelburne Falls 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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Shelburne Falls, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,700
Population in Households 1,672
Population in Familes 1,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 670
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 822
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 420
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 434 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 388 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $239,823
Average Home Value $276,094


Median Household Income $44,798
Average Household Income $59,901
Per Capita Income $28,914
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.33%
Households -0.08% -0.2%
Families -0.08% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

Shelburne Falls, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelburne Falls 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 # 202 18th
Population Density1 # 201 19th
Diversity Index2 # 196 20th
Median Household Income # 221 11th
Per Capita Income # 192 22nd

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