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Northampton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Northampton had a population of 29,983 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Northampton is located at latitude 42.327 and longitude -72.6746 in Hampshire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Northampton (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.24 sq. miles and a water area of 1.51 sq. miles. Hampshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The City of Northampton (GNIS ID: 619392) 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 Northampton 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 Northampton: Nalwottoge, Nolwottoge, Nonatuck, Nonotuck, Nonotuck City of Northampton, Norwottocke, Paradise City.

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


Total Population 29,983
Daytime Population: Workers 25,100
Daytime Population: Residents 12,899
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,999
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 26,557
Population in Familes 17,238
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,426
Population Density2 876
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $61,012
Average Household Income $88,658
Per Capita Income $39,264


Total Housing Units 13,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,731 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,675 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 724 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $326,887
Average Home Value $389,865


Total Households 12,406
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 6,083
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 0.68% 0.48%
Households 0.46% 0.44%
Families 0.43% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Northampton, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northampton 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 # 46 82nd
Population Density # 174 30th
Diversity Index # 68 73rd
Median Household Income # 167 33rd
Per Capita Income # 119 52nd

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