Hampshire County MA Information


Hampshire County Subdivisions

Hampshire County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 160,747
Population in Households 138,655
Population in Familes 100,021
Population in Group Qrtrs 22,092
Population Density1 305
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 59,838
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 34,853
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,922 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,916 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,955 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $265,818
Average Home Value $300,856


Median Household Income $58,952
Average Household Income $76,409
Per Capita Income $29,791
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.17%
Households 0.37% 0.25%
Families 0.21% 0.16%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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.


Hampshire County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hampshire County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 10 36th
Population Density1 # 10 36th
Diversity Index2 # 10 36th
Median Household Income # 9 43rd
Per Capita Income # 10 36th

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