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North Adams, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of North Adams had a population of 13,152 as of July 1, 2018. North Adams ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Adams is located at latitude 42.7009 and longitude -73.1087 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Adams encompass a land area of 20.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of North Adams (GNIS ID: 618273) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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North Adams, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,152
Population in Households 12,120
Population in Familes 8,639
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,032
Population Density2 646
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $36,680
Average Household Income $50,768
Per Capita Income $23,053


Total Housing Units 6,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,150 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,522 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,011 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $161,733
Average Home Value $213,103


Total Households 5,672
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 3,081
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.5% -0.5%
Households -0.41% -0.49%
Families -0.5% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

North Adams, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Adams to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 79 68th
Population Density # 204 17th
Diversity Index # 113 54th
Median Household Income # 243 2nd
Per Capita Income # 236 4th

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