Berkshire County

Berkshire County, Massachusetts

76 East St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 499-1940
Fax: (413) 499-7990

On western border of MA, bordered on north by VT, by NY on west, and by CT on south; organized April 21, 1761 from Hampshire County. Name Origin: For the county in England

Area (sq mi):: 946.27 (land 931.32; water 14.95) Population per square mile: 141.60
Population 2005: 131,868 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.30%; 1990-2000 -3.20% Population 2000: 134,953 (White 94.10%; Black or African American 2.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 1.00%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $21,807; median household $39,047; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,278-$32,796
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 19.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Pittsfield County seat (44,285)
  • North Adams (14,167)

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