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Greenfield Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Greenfield had a population of 17,722 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Greenfield Town city is located at latitude 42.614 and longitude -72.5986 in Franklin County.

It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Greenfield Town city: City of Greenfield Town, Deerfield District, Green River, Piconegan, Town of Greenfield.


Greenfield Town city, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 17,722 (100%)
Population in Households 17,104 (96.5%)
Population in Families 11,882 (67.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 618 ( 3.5%)
Population Density 828
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $52,005
Average Household Income $67,084
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $30,494
Wealth Index5 64


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,636 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,405 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 570 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $196,099
Average Home Value $228,236
Housing Affordability Index3 122


Total Households 8,041
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 4,226
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.15% -0.16%
Households 0.23% -0.12%
Families 0.08% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
Owner Occupied HU   0.09%


Greenfield Town city, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenfield Town city to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 73 71st
Population Density # 183 26th
Median Household Income # 217 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 166 68th
Per Capita Income # 208 16th
Diversity Index # 100 60th

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