Cheshire, Massachusetts Population 2024

547

Cheshire is a city located in Berkshire County Massachusetts. Cheshire has a 2024 population of 547. Cheshire is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -19.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 683 in 2020.

The average household income in Cheshire is $80,027 with a poverty rate of 6.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cheshire is 60.1 years, 59 years for males, and 64.2 years for females.

Cheshire Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cheshire was:

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,426.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-19.91% (-136)
The current population of Cheshire, Massachusetts is 547 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 683.

Cheshire, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White547100%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Cheshire Population by Race

Cheshire Population Pyramid 2024

Cheshire Median Age

60.1

Total

59

Male

64.2

Female

Cheshire Adults

There are 492 adults, (169 of whom are seniors) in Cheshire.

Cheshire Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheshire Sex Ratio

Female33260.69%
Male21539.31%

Cheshire Population by Age

Cheshire Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3301.658317
Non Family1901.1577.922.1
Married1402.349010
Male000
Female000
showing: 5 rows

2.34

Average Family Size

1.65

Average Household Size

83.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cheshire Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cheshire Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheshire Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.99%.

Cheshire Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$63,889

Average Earnings

$75,774

Average Male

$53,359

Average Female

Cheshire Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheshire Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cheshire Language

94.88% of Cheshire residents speak only English, while 5.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.12% of the population.

Cheshire Language

Cheshire Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White546376.78%
Hispanic11100%
showing: 2 rows

6.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.37%

Male Poverty Rate

6.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheshire

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheshire is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheshire is White, with 6.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.26%. Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.12%.

Cheshire Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade
High School9.62%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%
Some College0.44%
showing: 4 rows

Cheshire Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.81%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed0.93%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Cheshire Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheshire Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cheshire Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheshire Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cheshire Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cheshire Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cheshire Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17

Number of Veterans

17

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Cheshire Veterans by War

count

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Cheshire Veterans by Age

count

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Cheshire Veterans by Race

Cheshire Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheshire Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.4%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Cheshire Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cheshire Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cheshire Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

97.62%

Born in Cheshire

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Cheshire residents were born in the United States, with 97.62% having been born in Massachusetts. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cheshire Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024547
2023547
2022547-115-17.37%
2021662-21-3.07%
202068314426.72%
2019539-89-14.17%
20186288916.51%
2017539-108-16.69%
2016647549.11%
2015593223.85%
2014571-14-2.39%
2013585-106-15.34%
20126918113.28%
20116109618.68%
2010514
showing: 15 rows

Cheshire Population by Year