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Pittsfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Pittsfield had a population of 43,450 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pittsfield is located at latitude 42.4518 and longitude -73.2607 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pittsfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 40.47 sq. miles and a water area of 2 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Pittsfield (GNIS ID: 619424) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pittsfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pittsfield: Boston Plantation, Pontoosuc, Pontoosuck, Poontoosuck, Wendells Town.

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


Total Population 43,450
Daytime Population: Workers 29,115
Daytime Population: Residents 21,384
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 50,499
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 42,286
Population in Familes 31,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,164
Population Density2 1,074
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $44,061
Average Household Income $64,007
Per Capita Income $28,682


Total Housing Units 21,437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,126 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,974 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,337 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $180,921
Average Home Value $237,815


Total Households 19,100
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 10,902
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 -0.4% -0.57%
Households -0.39% -0.58%
Families -0.47% -0.63%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Pittsfield, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pittsfield to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 31 88th
Population Density # 155 37th
Diversity Index # 73 71st
Median Household Income # 227 8th
Per Capita Income # 197 20th

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