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Northampton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Northampton had a population of 30,181 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 30,181
Population in Households 26,758
Population in Familes 17,573
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,423
Population Density2 881
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $67,682
Average Household Income $95,782
Per Capita Income $42,185


Total Housing Units 13,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,712 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,774 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 656 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $356,535
Average Home Value $430,691


Total Households 12,486
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 6,128
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 0.68% 0.49%
Households 0.48% 0.45%
Families 0.47% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 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 # 47 81st
Population Density # 175 29th
Diversity Index # 69 73rd
Median Household Income # 156 37th
Per Capita Income # 111 55th

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