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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place had a population of 1,713 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.6043 and longitude -72.7393 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Shelburne Falls Census Designated Place 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 Shelburne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.


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Shelburne Falls, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shelburne Falls, MA Housing Affordability Index is 93
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Shelburne Falls, MA Wealth Index is 51
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,713 (100%)
Population in Households 1,684 (98.3%)
Population in Families 1,125 (65.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 29 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 676
Diversity Index2 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,134
Average Household Income $61,420
Per Capita Income $29,516
Wealth Index4 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 364 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $228,595
Housing Affordability Index3 93
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 824
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 422
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.11% -0.11%
Households -0.03% -0.1%
Families 0.0% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.42%

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, 2019 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 # 200 19th
Population Density # 201 19th
Diversity Index # 201 18th
Median Household Income # 233 6th
Per Capita Income # 209 15th

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