Berkshire County MA Information


Berkshire County Subdivisions

Berkshire County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 129,159
Population in Households 123,261
Population in Familes 93,649
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,898
Population Density1 139
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $54,452
Average Household Income $78,698
Per Capita Income $34,793


Total Housing Units 68,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,485 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,103 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,920 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $244,252
Average Home Value $363,270


Total Households 55,588
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 33,162
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.34%
Households -0.11% -0.31%
Families -0.17% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.14%


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, 2018 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 # 13 14th
Per Capita Income # 10 36th

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