Shelburne Falls, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place had a population of 1,663 as of July 1, 2017. Shelburne Falls ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelburne Falls is located at latitude 42.6095 and longitude -72.747 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 417 feet.

The Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378222) 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 Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place is located within Town of Buckland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

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

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


Total Population 1,663
Daytime Population: Workers 786
Daytime Population: Residents 813
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,599
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,631
Population in Familes 1,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 656
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $48,184
Average Household Income $62,764
Per Capita Income $29,914


Total Housing Units 904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 416 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $243,466
Average Home Value $273,321


Total Households 794
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 405
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 -0.55% -0.61%
Households -0.54% -0.56%
Families -0.57% -0.65%
Median Household Income   3.84%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

Shelburne Falls, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelburne Falls 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 # 202 18th
Population Density # 201 19th
Diversity Index # 200 19th
Median Household Income # 213 14th
Per Capita Income # 192 22nd

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