North Adams, Massachusetts Population 2024

12,393

North Adams is a city located in Berkshire County Massachusetts. North Adams has a 2024 population of 12,393. North Adams is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -2.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,751 in 2020.

The average household income in North Adams is $74,258 with a poverty rate of 15.09%. The median age in North Adams is 44.5 years: 44.3 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

North Adams Demographics

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

  • White: 88.32%
  • Two or more races: 3.83%
  • Asian: 3.37%
  • Other race: 2.67%
  • Black or African American: 1.55%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
20.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
609.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.81% (-358)
The current population of North Adams, Massachusetts is 12,393 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,751.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,42688.32%
Two or more races4963.83%
Asian4363.37%
Other race3462.67%
Black or African American2001.55%
Native American330.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

North Adams Population by Race

North Adams Population Pyramid 2024

North Adams Median Age

44.5

Total

44.3

Male

44.6

Female

North Adams Adults

There are 10,718 adults, (2,670 of whom are seniors) in North Adams.

North Adams Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

North Adams Sex Ratio

Female6,41149.56%
Male6,52650.44%

North Adams Population by Age

North Adams Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8162.0855.944.1
Non Family2,9061.2247.552.5
Married1,8992.8880.919.1
Female6882.9927.972.1
Male3233.224456

2.79

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

55.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

North Adams Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade6286.95%
Associates Degree7798.63%
Bachelors Degree1,28814.26%
Graduate Degree1,08912.06%
High School Graduate3,00733.3%
Less Than 9th Grade4184.63%
Some College1,82220.17%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

North Adams Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Adams Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,3227,5532,277
Hispanic39728347
2+ Races23317531
Other Race1961090
Asian1404848
Black59360
Native American10105

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 50%.

North Adams Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$47,052$67,829$42,092
Graduate Degree$67,000$0$67,100
High School Graduate$41,387$42,209$38,810
Less Than 9th Grade$37,870$33,568$38,673
Overall$41,335$45,550$39,071
Some College$38,467$52,153$32,440

$41,335

Average Earnings

$45,550

Average Male

$39,071

Average Female

North Adams Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Adams Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

North Adams Language

91.88% of North Adams residents speak only English, while 8.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.7% of the population.

North Adams Language

North Adams Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,4771,54714.77%
Multiple47015833.62%
Hispanic71314320.06%
Black671522.39%

15.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.11%

Male Poverty Rate

17.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Adams

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Adams is Multiple, with 33.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Adams is White, with 14.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.4%.

North Adams Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.8%
High School19.06%
Some College10.78%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%

North Adams Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed59.34%
Male Unemployed10.69%
Female Employed7.5%
Male Employed3.36%

North Adams Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Adams Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$69,861$96,358
Households$49,525$74,258
Married Families$82,515$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,159$48,388

mean

median

Income by Household Type

North Adams Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

Female Marriage Rate

North Adams Married by Age and Sex

male

female

North Adams Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

North Adams Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

North Adams Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

760

Number of Veterans

700

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam346
Second Gulf War97
First Gulf War69
Korea61
World War II10

North Adams Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74290
75+213
35 to 54128
55 to 64103
18 to 3426

North Adams Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7177.36%
Hispanic6912.26%
2+ Races3111.79%
Black129.16%

North Adams Veterans by Race

North Adams Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Adams Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

North Adams Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

North Adams Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

North Adams 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

69.82%

Born in North Adams

94.16%

Native Born

5.84%

Foreign Born

2.98%

Non Citizen

2.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.16% of North Adams residents were born in the United States, with 69.82% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

North Adams Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,946-90-0.75%
202812,036-89-0.73%
202712,125-89-0.73%
202612,214-90-0.73%
202512,304-89-0.72%
202412,393-90-0.72%
202312,483-65-0.52%
202212,548-120-0.95%
202112,668-83-0.65%
202012,751-52-0.41%
201912,803-67-0.52%
201812,870-121-0.93%
201712,991-108-0.82%
201613,099-100-0.76%
201513,199-205-1.53%
201413,404-78-0.58%
201313,482-151-1.11%
201213,633-8-0.06%
201113,641-130-0.94%
201013,77100%
200014,681-2,116-12.6%
199016,797-1,266-7.01%
198018,063-1,132-5.9%
197019,195-710-3.57%
196019,905-1,662-7.71%
195021,567-646-2.91%
194022,2135922.74%
193021,621-661-2.97%
192022,2822631.19%
191022,019-2,181-9.01%
190024,2008,12650.55%
189016,0745,88357.73%
188010,191-1,755-14.69%
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North Adams Population by Year