Berkshire County MA Information


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  1. Berkshire County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forBerkshire County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Berkshire County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 130,408
Population in Households 124,488
Population in Familes 93,906
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,920
Population Density 141
Diversity Index1 26


Median Household Income $57,590
Average Household Income $83,729
Per Capita Income $36,543
Wealth Index3 114


Total Housing Units 68,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,510 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,669 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,329 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $242,806
Housing Affordability Index2 105


Total Households 56,179
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 33,505
Average Family Size 3
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.07% -0.23%
Households 0.02% -0.2%
Families -0.04% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.77%


Berkshire County MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berkshire County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 11 29th
Population Density # 13 14th
Diversity Index # 12 21st
Median Household Income # 12 21st
Per Capita Income # 10 36th

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