Berkshire County MA Information


Berkshire County Subdivisions

Berkshire County MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 128,457
Daytime Population: Workers 68,620
Daytime Population: Residents 62,429
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 131,049
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 122,401
Population in Familes 92,238
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,056
Population Density2 139
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $51,998
Average Household Income $74,137
Per Capita Income $32,718


Total Housing Units 68,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,957 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,084 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,467 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $225,392
Average Home Value $322,934


Total Households 55,041
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 32,805
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.29% -0.48%
Households -0.26% -0.48%
Families -0.34% -0.53%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   2.22%


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, 2017 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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