Berkshire County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Berkshire County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 126,313 with a growth rate of -1.75% 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
2017126,313-2,250-1.75%
2016128,5631,7051.34%
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
White117,656
Two or More Races3,412
Black or African American3,405
Asian1,946
Some Other Race1,795
American Indian and Alaska Native299
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Median Age

46.1


Total

44.6


Male

47.5


Female

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 105,422 adults, (26,870 of which are seniors) in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

66,438

51.68%

Male

62,125

48.32%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All68.4%31.6%
Non Family55%45%
Male52.9%47.1%
Female49.9%50.1%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All54,8542.2268.4
Married23,6162.8787.7
Non Family22,0041.255
Female6,6972.9549.9
Male2,5373.0552.9

2.82

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

6.7%

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 Grade2,8933.11%
9th to 12th Grade5,8096.25%
High School Graduate28,55930.74%
Some College16,85818.14%
Associates Degree8,4779.12%
Bachelors Degree17,12218.43%
Graduate Degree13,20014.21%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White86,25278,80328,713
Hispanic2,5951,997537
Black1,8311,625323
Multiple Races1,164888251
Asian1,143898524
Other Race84657781
Native American17215831
Islander15155

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 45.84%.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,755$41,477$31,392
Less Than High School$21,752$26,777$14,924
High School Grad$30,954$35,966$23,777
Some College$32,418$38,972$28,605
Bachelors Degree$43,938$51,491$38,333
Graduate Degree$56,644$71,730$51,694

$35,755

Average Earnings

$41,477

Average Male

$31,392

Average Female

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Language

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Language

92.48% of Berkshire County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 7.52% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.24% of the population.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White110,75311,61210.48%
Hispanic4,5381,31128.89%
Black2,7391,12741.15%
Multiple3,1911,09134.19%
Other1,47642328.66%
Asian1,65634320.71%
Native2787828.06%
Islander15960.00%

12.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.13%

Male Poverty Rate

13.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkshire County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkshire County, Massachusetts is White, with 10.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.95%.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.71%
High School13.07%
Some College10.68%
Bachelors or Greater4.35%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.69%
Male Unemployed22.67%
Female Employed6.13%
Male Employed4.07%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Income

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,253$71,731
Families$69,540$88,455
Married Families$84,322$105,277
Non Families$30,689$43,951

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

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

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

9,718

Number of Veterans

9,319

Male Veterans

399

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,636
Korea1,260
First Gulf War933
Second Gulf War917
World War II901

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+3,042
65 to 742,668
55 to 641,736
35 to 541,691
18 to 34581

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,4349.60%
Hispanic1945.53%
Black1686.53%
2 or More795.03%
Other151.16%
Asian100.66%
Indian73.27%
Hawaiian510.00%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

7.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

8.2%

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