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Housatonic, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Housatonic Census Designated Place had a population of 1,098 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Housatonic is located at latitude 42.2543 and longitude -73.3662 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the Housatonic Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 741 feet.

The Housatonic Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378145) 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 Housatonic Census Designated Place is located within Town of Great Barrington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkshire County.


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Housatonic, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Housatonic, MA Housing Affordability Index is 85
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Housatonic, MA Wealth Index is 101
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,098 (100%)
Population in Households 1,072 (97.6%)
Population in Families 807 (73.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 1,232
Diversity Index2 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,419
Average Household Income $84,900
Per Capita Income $36,648
Wealth Index4 101

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $353,125
Housing Affordability Index3 85
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 499
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 302
Average Family Size 3
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.11% -0.26%
Households -0.02% -0.2%
Families 0.55% -0.2%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Housatonic, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Housatonic to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 225 9th
Population Density # 141 43rd
Diversity Index # 109 56th
Median Household Income # 173 30th
Per Capita Income # 159 36th

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