Northampton, Massachusetts Population 2020

28,820

Northampton is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 28,820, it is the 43rd largest city in Massachusetts and the 1334th largest city in the United States. Northampton is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 0.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,549 in 2010. Northampton reached it's highest population of 30,058 in 1960. Spanning over 36 miles, Northampton has a population density of 842 people per square mile.

The average household income in Northampton is $89,154 with a poverty rate of 16.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,098 per month, and the median house value is $321,900. The median age in Northampton is 39.2 years, 41.4 years for males, and 37.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 76.3 males.

Northampton Demographics

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

  • White: 87.94%
  • Asian: 4.70%
  • Two or more races: 3.47%
  • Black or African American: 2.34%
  • Other race: 1.42%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Northampton, Massachusetts is 28,820, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,726.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,549.

Northampton, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,12287.94%
Asian1,3444.70%
Two or More Races9903.47%
Black or African American6682.34%
Some Other Race4051.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native390.14%

Northampton Population Pyramid 2020

Northampton Median Age

39.2


Total

41.4


Male

37.1


Female

Northampton Adults

There are 23,788 adults, (4,740 of whom are seniors) in Northampton.

Northampton Age Dependency

50

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Northampton Sex Ratio

Female

16,204

56.72%

Male

12,364

43.28%

Northampton Households and Families

Northampton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Northampton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All54%46%
Male53.2%46.8%
Female43.9%56.1%
Non Family34.3%65.7%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,1632.2254
Non Family5,4491.3934.3
Married4,1912.9882.3
Female1,1453.1343.9
Male3783.1753.2

2.95

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Northampton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4022.10%
9th to 12th Grade8264.32%
High School Graduate3,23116.90%
Some College2,29612.01%
Associates Degree1,3186.89%
Bachelors Degree4,90125.63%
Graduate Degree6,14632.14%

Northampton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,40215,67210,016
Hispanic1,3331,028367
Asian593444237
Multiple Races414400314
Black411377120
Other Race23717318
Native American34273

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 96.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 75.85%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,436$50,210$40,316
Less Than High School$14,830$$
High School Grad$29,583$25,433$36,507
Some College$36,545$41,392$32,906
Bachelors Degree$41,044$49,679$30,740
Graduate Degree$63,647$82,500$56,735

$44,436

Average Earnings

$50,210

Average Male

$40,316

Average Female

Northampton Language

Northampton Language by Age

Northampton Language

86.54% of Northampton residents speak only English, while 13.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.92% of the population.

Northampton Poverty

Northampton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,8282,85313.70%
Hispanic2,11758227.49%
Asian88037342.39%
Black46914430.70%
Multiple86010412.09%
Other3627019.34%
Native392461.54%

16.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.60%

Male Poverty Rate

15.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northampton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northampton is Native, with 61.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northampton is Multiple, with 12.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.17%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.69%
High School23.54%
Some College18.14%
Bachelors or Greater7.57%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed62.36%
Male Unemployed57.81%
Male Employed6.35%
Female Employed6.25%

Northampton Income

Northampton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,850$89,154
Families$94,242$120,158
Married Families$111,220-
Non Families$36,963$54,659

Northampton Marital Status

Northampton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Northampton Married by Age and Sex

Northampton 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 35-44.

Northampton Marital Status by Race

Northampton Veterans

1,169

Number of Veterans

1,118

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam424
First Gulf War171
Korea164
World War II108
Second Gulf War96
Age Group Veterans
75+424
65 to 74268
55 to 64223
35 to 54202
18 to 3452
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0695.06%
Black498.21%
2 or More284.50%
Hispanic271.49%
Other124.07%
Asian111.00%

$Northampton Veterans by Education

17.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northampton Employment Status

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Northampton 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

51.30%

Born in Massachusetts

92.25%

Native Born

7.75%

Foreign Born

3.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.25% of Northampton residents were born in the United States, with 51.30% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,820470.16%
201928,773470.16%
201828,7261180.41%
201728,608470.16%
201628,5611560.55%
201528,405-164-0.57%
201428,569-33-0.12%
201328,602-126-0.44%
201228,72890.03%
201128,719640.22%
201028,655-323-0.11%
200028,978-311-0.11%
199029,28930.00%
198029,286-378-0.13%
197029,664-394-0.13%
196030,0589950.34%
195029,0634,2691.60%
194024,7944130.17%
193024,3812,4301.06%
192021,9512,5201.23%
191019,4317880.41%
190018,6433,6532.20%
189014,9902,8182.10%
188012,1722,0121.82%
187010,1603,3724.12%
18606,7881,5102.55%
18505,2780.00%