Berkshire County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Berkshire County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 126,313 with a growth rate of -0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berkshire County, Massachusetts is the 11th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017127,7511,4381.14%
2017126,313-545-0.43%
2016126,858-770-0.60%
2015127,628-1,017-0.79%
2014128,645-668-0.52%
2013129,313-841-0.65%
2012130,154-334-0.26%
2011130,488-806-0.61%
2010131,294-8,058-5.78%
1990139,352-5,758-3.97%
1980145,110-4,292-2.87%
1970149,4027,2675.11%
1960142,1359,1696.90%
1950132,96610,6938.75%
1940122,2731,5731.30%
1930120,7007,6676.78%
1920113,0337,7747.39%
1910105,2599,59210.03%
190095,66714,55917.95%
189081,10812,07617.49%
188069,0324,2056.49%
187064,8279,70717.61%
186055,1205,52911.15%
185049,5917,84618.80%
184041,7453,91010.33%
183037,8352,1155.92%
182035,720-187-0.52%
181035,9072,0225.97%
180033,8853,59411.86%
179030,2910.00%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White116,402
Black or African American3,497
Two or More Races3,340
Asian2,096
Some Other Race1,982
American Indian and Alaska Native392
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander42

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2018

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Median Age

46.5


Total

44.9


Male

47.8


Female

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 105,197 adults, (27,450 of whom are seniors) in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

64.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

66,010

51.67%

Male

61,741

48.33%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.9%11.1%
All69%31%
Male58.2%41.8%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Female50.5%49.5%

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All55,0632.1969
Married23,5662.8688.9
Non Family22,3611.2154.7
Female6,6712.8650.5
Male2,4652.9358.2

2.79

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Households

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Education

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7542.96%
9th to 12th Grade5,7896.23%
High School Graduate27,78129.91%
Some College17,09218.40%
Associates Degree8,6539.31%
Bachelors Degree16,99718.30%
Graduate Degree13,83114.89%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White85,73978,54328,985
Hispanic2,7052,171542
Black1,9091,667358
Asian1,225910556
Multiple Races1,168886399
Other Race1,073779123
Native American22321262
Islander13134

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 45.39%.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,513$42,290$32,089
Less Than High School$21,994$25,869$16,472
High School Grad$31,508$36,733$24,800
Some College$33,313$39,217$29,864
Bachelors Degree$46,355$55,441$40,032
Graduate Degree$57,307$70,833$53,436

$36,513

Average Earnings

$42,290

Average Male

$32,089

Average Female

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Language

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Language

92.35% of Berkshire County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 7.65% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.46% of the population.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White109,36710,5639.66%
Hispanic4,7881,24726.04%
Black2,7281,08239.66%
Multiple3,14389228.38%
Other1,72336721.30%
Asian1,71127315.96%
Native3527621.59%
Islander13861.54%

11.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.54%

Male Poverty Rate

12.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkshire County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 61.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkshire County, Massachusetts is White, with 9.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.20%.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.38%
High School12.01%
Some College9.57%
Bachelors or Greater4.82%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.90%
Male Unemployed25.15%
Female Employed5.75%
Male Employed3.62%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Income

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,190$75,565
Families$73,584$92,847
Married Families$88,720$109,384
Non Families$32,113$47,535

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

9,294

Number of Veterans

8,905

Male Veterans

389

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,662
First Gulf War1,202
Korea1,120
Second Gulf War922
World War II595

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+2,785
65 to 742,708
35 to 541,708
55 to 641,578
18 to 34515

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,9329.15%
2 or More16310.98%
Black1515.62%
Hispanic1203.28%
Other171.19%
Indian165.76%
Asian110.67%
Hawaiian49.52%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

6.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Pittsfield4473742846-1891-4.23%
North Adams1370813064-644-4.70%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990