North Adams, Massachusetts Population 2020

12,660

North Adams is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 12,660, it is the 53rd largest city in Massachusetts and the 2616th largest city in the United States. North Adams is currently declining at a rate of -0.95% annually and its population has decreased by -7.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,708 in 2010. North Adams reached it's highest population of 24,200 in 1900. Spanning over 21 miles, North Adams has a population density of 622 people per square mile.

The average household income in North Adams is $55,654 with a poverty rate of 17.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $736 per month, and the median house value is $144,300. The median age in North Adams is 43.5 years, 42 years for males, and 45 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males.

North Adams Demographics

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

  • White: 90.69%
  • Two or more races: 4.28%
  • Other race: 1.86%
  • Black or African American: 1.73%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of North Adams, Massachusetts is 12,660, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,904.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,708.

North Adams, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,87190.69%
Two or More Races5604.28%
Some Other Race2441.86%
Black or African American2261.73%
Asian1381.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.15%

North Adams Population Pyramid 2020

North Adams Median Age

43.5


Total

42


Male

45


Female

North Adams Adults

There are 10,768 adults, (2,552 of whom are seniors) in North Adams.

North Adams Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

North Adams Sex Ratio

Female

6,785

51.84%

Male

6,304

48.16%

North Adams Households and Families

North Adams Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

North Adams Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.6%19.4%
Male61.3%38.7%
All57.4%42.6%
Female45.2%54.8%
Non Family44.1%55.9%

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7592.0957.4
Non Family2,8071.2444.1
Married1,9182.880.6
Female7032.8545.2
Male3313.661.3

2.81

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

9.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

North Adams Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4925.60%
9th to 12th Grade96611.00%
High School Graduate3,08435.13%
Some College1,45316.55%
Associates Degree5806.61%
Bachelors Degree1,33415.20%
Graduate Degree8699.90%

North Adams Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,2256,9092,131
Hispanic305191
Other Race15238
Multiple Races11511134
Asian787833
Black70465
Native American3030

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.31%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,266$34,189$34,328
Less Than High School$22,723$22,382$24,286
High School Grad$30,337$36,216$26,742
Some College$33,455$24,356$38,672
Bachelors Degree$41,335$39,063$41,506
Graduate Degree$52,344$57,750$50,156

$34,266

Average Earnings

$34,189

Average Male

$34,328

Average Female

North Adams Language

North Adams Language by Age

North Adams Language

92.46% of North Adams residents speak only English, while 7.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.49% of the population.

North Adams Poverty

North Adams Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,7641,62915.13%
Multiple55333861.12%
Hispanic49015631.84%
Other2068340.29%
Black841619.05%

17.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.92%

Male Poverty Rate

18.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Adams

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Adams is Multiple, with 61.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Adams is White, with 15.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.25%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.35%
High School17.15%
Some College12.05%
Bachelors or Greater7.89%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed62.77%
Male Unemployed30.79%
Female Employed9.17%
Male Employed5.64%

North Adams Income

North Adams Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,411$55,654
Families$58,750$71,609
Married Families$73,857-
Non Families$24,914$35,919

North Adams Marital Status

North Adams Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.5%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

North Adams Married by Age and Sex

North Adams Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

North Adams Marital Status by Race

North Adams Veterans

811

Number of Veterans

765

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam311
Korea145
First Gulf War81
Second Gulf War56
World War II20
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74238
75+235
35 to 54172
55 to 64150
18 to 3416
Name Veterans % of Total
White7947.93%
Hispanic163.80%
Black137.51%
2 or More41.90%

$North Adams Veterans by Education

9.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Adams Employment Status

57.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

North Adams Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.92%

Born in Massachusetts

96.09%

Native Born

3.91%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.09% of North Adams residents were born in the United States, with 73.92% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,660-122-0.95%
201912,782-122-0.95%
201812,904-42-0.32%
201712,946-122-0.93%
201613,068-117-0.89%
201513,185-194-1.45%
201413,379-80-0.59%
201313,459-152-1.12%
201213,611-22-0.16%
201113,633-134-0.97%
201013,767-914-0.64%
200014,681-2,116-1.34%
199016,797-1,266-0.72%
198018,063-1,132-0.61%
197019,195-710-0.36%
196019,905-1,662-0.80%
195021,567-646-0.29%
194022,2135920.27%
193021,621-661-0.30%
192022,2822630.12%
191022,019-2,181-0.94%
190024,2008,1264.18%
189016,0745,8834.66%
188010,1910.00%