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The Cheshire CDP(1) had a population of 538 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Cheshire is located at latitude 42.562 and longitude -73.1629 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the Cheshire Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The Cheshire Census Designated Place 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 Cheshire Census Designated Place is located within Town of Cheshire, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkshire County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cheshire: Cheshire Village.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Cheshire, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 538 (100%)
Population in Households 538 (100.0%)
Population in Families 412 (76.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,403
Diversity Index2 24
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,655
Average Household Income $89,278
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $37,105
Wealth Index5 70
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $227,632
Average Home Value $261,176
Housing Affordability Index3 167
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 222
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.57% -0.34%
Households -0.59% -0.18%
Families   -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.12%

Cheshire, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheshire to the other 248 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 236 5th
Population Density # 125 50th
Median Household Income # 190 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 247 100th
Per Capita Income # 210 16th
Diversity Index # 174 31st

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