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Pittsfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Pittsfield had a population of 43,683 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Pittsfield is located at latitude 42.4501 and longitude -73.2454 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pittsfield 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.

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

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


Total Population 43,683
Population in Households 42,548
Population in Familes 31,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,135
Population Density2 1,079
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $45,777
Average Household Income $66,921
Per Capita Income $30,037


Total Housing Units 21,350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,951 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,310 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,089 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $185,949
Average Home Value $269,302


Total Households 19,261
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 11,008
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 -0.29% -0.42%
Households -0.24% -0.39%
Families -0.3% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 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 # 31 88th
Population Density # 154 38th
Diversity Index # 74 70th
Median Household Income # 230 7th
Per Capita Income # 199 20th

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