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Northampton, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Northampton had a population of 30,297 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Northampton is located at latitude 42.3251 and longitude -72.6412 in Hampshire County. The formal boundaries for the City of Northampton 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Northampton, MA Housing Affordability Index is 77
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

Northampton, MA Wealth Index is 109
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 30,297 (100%)
Population in Households 26,858 (88.6%)
Population in Families 17,452 (57.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,439 (11.4%)
Population Density 885
Diversity Index2 39
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,128
Average Household Income $92,673
Per Capita Income $39,930
Wealth Index4 109

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,165 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,377 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 737 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $382,719
Housing Affordability Index3 77
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,542
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 6,151
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 0.64% 0.36%
Households 0.48% 0.33%
Families 0.46% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 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 # 47 81st
Population Density # 175 29th
Diversity Index # 66 74th
Median Household Income # 172 30th
Per Capita Income # 136 45th

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