Northampton, Massachusetts Population 2024

29,021

Northampton is a city located in Hampshire County Massachusetts. Northampton has a 2024 population of 29,021. It is also the county seat of Hampshire County.Northampton is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually but its population has increased by 6.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,300 in 2020.

The average household income in Northampton is $113,815 with a poverty rate of 11.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Northampton is 42.5 years, 44.1 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Northampton Demographics

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

  • White: 85.39%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • Asian: 3.82%
  • Other race: 3.53%
  • Black or African American: 2.08%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
34.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
847.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.3% (1,721)
The current population of Northampton, Massachusetts is 29,021 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,300.

Northampton, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,11785.39%
Two or more races1,4135%
Asian1,0783.82%
Other race9983.53%
Black or African American5872.08%
Native American460.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.02%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Northampton Population by Race

Northampton Population Pyramid 2024

Northampton Median Age

42.5

Total

44.1

Male

41.7

Female

Northampton Adults

There are 23,910 adults, (5,855 of whom are seniors) in Northampton.

Northampton Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Northampton Sex Ratio

Female16,20757.38%
Male12,03842.62%

Northampton Population by Age

Northampton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,345258.441.6
Non Family6,0351.2636.663.4
Married4,7492.7683.416.6
Female1,2582.526634
Male3032.867.332.7
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2.64

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Northampton 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

Northampton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Northampton 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 96.7%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 68.07%.

Northampton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,756

Average Earnings

$59,325

Average Male

$54,073

Average Female

Northampton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Northampton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Northampton Language

86.69% of Northampton residents speak only English, while 13.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.74% of the population.

Northampton Language

Northampton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,0482,18310.37%
Hispanic1,96327213.86%
Other93021122.69%
Asian56913623.9%
Multiple1,19312810.73%
Black38911629.82%
Native462145.65%
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11.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.44%

Male Poverty Rate

12.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northampton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northampton is Native, with 45.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northampton is White, with 10.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.19%.

Northampton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.61%
High School25.36%
Some College15.61%
Bachelors or Greater5.4%
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Northampton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed64.23%
Male Unemployed33.55%
Female Employed5.03%
Male Employed3.72%
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Northampton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Northampton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Northampton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Northampton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Northampton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Northampton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,007

Number of Veterans

969

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

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Northampton Veterans by War

count

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Northampton Veterans by Age

count

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Northampton Veterans by Race

Northampton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northampton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.5%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Northampton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Northampton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Northampton 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

48.88%

Born in Northampton

90.78%

Native Born

9.22%

Foreign Born

4.55%

Non Citizen

4.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.78% of Northampton residents were born in the United States, with 48.88% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Northampton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,256-153-0.54%
202828,409-153-0.54%
202728,562-153-0.53%
202628,715-153-0.53%
202528,868-153-0.53%
202429,021-153-0.52%
202329,174-153-0.52%
202229,327-153-0.52%
202129,4802,1807.99%
202027,300-1,222-4.28%
201928,522-127-0.44%
201828,649200.07%
201728,629420.15%
201628,5871570.55%
201528,430-172-0.6%
201428,602-28-0.1%
201328,630-122-0.42%
201228,752150.05%
201128,737740.26%
201028,663-315-1.09%
200028,978-311-1.06%
199029,28930.01%
198029,286-378-1.27%
197029,664-394-1.31%
196030,0589953.42%
195029,0634,26917.22%
194024,7944131.69%
193024,3812,43011.07%
192021,9512,52012.97%
191019,4317884.23%
190018,6433,65324.37%
189014,9902,81823.15%
188012,1722,01219.8%
187010,1603,37249.68%
18606,7881,51028.61%
18505,278
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Northampton Population by Year