Pittsfield, Massachusetts Population 2021

41,344
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Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 41,344, it is the 31st largest city in Massachusetts and the 946th largest city in the United States . Pittsfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.96% annually and its population has decreased by -7.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,737 in 2010. Pittsfield reached it's highest population of 57,879 in 1960. Spanning over 42 miles, Pittsfield has a population density of 1,022 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pittsfield is $69,764 with a poverty rate of 13.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $893 per month, and the median house value is $174,300. The median age in Pittsfield is 44.4 years, 42.3 years for males, and 46.6 years for females.

Pittsfield Demographics

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

  • White: 86.83%
  • Black or African American: 4.45%
  • Two or more races: 4.16%
  • Other race: 2.28%
  • Asian: 2.01%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is 41,344 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,541.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 44,737.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021123,030-957-0.78%
2020123,987-957-0.77%
2019124,944-957-0.77%
2018125,901-452-0.36%
2017126,353-714-0.57%
2016127,067-791-0.62%
2015127,858-998-0.78%
2014128,856-632-0.49%
2013129,488-796-0.61%
2012130,284-263-0.20%
2011130,547-770-0.59%
2010131,3170.00%

Pittsfield Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,13386.83%
Black or African American1,9054.45%
Two or More Races1,7784.16%
Some Other Race9732.28%
Asian8602.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native810.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.08%
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Pittsfield Population by Race

Pittsfield Population Pyramid $2021

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Pittsfield Median Age

44.4


Total

42.3


Male

46.6


Female

Pittsfield Adults

There are 34,935 adults, (8,688 of whom are seniors) in Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Age Dependency

62.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Pittsfield Sex Ratio

Female

22,505

52.62%

Male

20,261

47.38%

Pittsfield Population by Age

Pittsfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pittsfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All61.8%38.2%
Male52.3%47.7%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Female43%57%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pittsfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,3182.1661.8
Non Family8,7101.2148.4
Married7,1312.9686.4
Female2,7562.8643
Male7213.0252.3

2.85

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Pittsfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8652.74%
9th to 12th Grade2,0526.51%
High School Graduate9,32729.58%
Some College6,78821.53%
Associates Degree3,51611.15%
Bachelors Degree5,59117.73%
Graduate Degree3,39210.76%
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Pittsfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pittsfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White27,50225,4028,313
Hispanic1,4661,092122
Black1,2551,073144
2+ Races784709250
Asian501363213
Other Race46729540
Native American5050
Islander3030

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 42.51%.

Pittsfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,079$43,488$30,787
Less Than 9th Grade$19,670$23,725$11,932
High School Graduate$31,792$39,677$25,390
Some College$33,847$39,904$30,552
Bachelors Degree$48,177$50,885$42,865
Graduate Degree$53,487$70,561$44,524

$37,079

Average Earnings

$43,488

Average Male

$30,787

Average Female

Pittsfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pittsfield Language by Age

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Pittsfield Language

90.34% of Pittsfield residents speak only English, while 9.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.70% of the population.

Pittsfield Language

Pittsfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,0063,70610.59%
Hispanic2,80383329.72%
Black1,83657231.15%
Multiple1,74941423.67%
Other94226428.03%
Asian86025930.12%
Native713853.52%

13.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.91%

Male Poverty Rate

12.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pittsfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pittsfield is Native, with 53.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pittsfield is White, with 10.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.16%.

Pittsfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.75%
High School12.02%
Some College11.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.07%

Pittsfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed41.53%
Female Unemployed12.43%
Female Employed6.29%
Male Employed4.80%

Pittsfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pittsfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,411$69,764
Families$70,994$86,161
Married Families$90,583-
Non Families$31,258$46,927
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Income by Household Type

Pittsfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Pittsfield Married by Age and Sex

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Pittsfield 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.

Pittsfield Marital Status by Race

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Pittsfield Marital Status

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2,968

Number of Veterans

2,779

Male Veterans

189

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,055
Second Gulf War565
First Gulf War377
Korea253
World War II109

Pittsfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74801
75+776
35 to 54507
55 to 64444
18 to 34440

Pittsfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7468.83%
2+ Races11812.81%
Black986.26%
Hispanic422.27%
Native American68.70%

Pittsfield Veterans by Race

Pittsfield Veterans by Education

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8.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pittsfield Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Pittsfield Employment by Age

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Pittsfield Employment by Race

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Pittsfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.80%

Born in Pittsfield

93.45%

Native Born

6.55%

Foreign Born

2.94%

Non Citizen

3.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.45% of Pittsfield residents were born in the United States, with 69.80% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pittsfield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202141,344-399-0.96%
202041,743-399-0.95%
201942,142-399-0.94%
201842,541-224-0.52%
201742,765-271-0.63%
201643,036-330-0.76%
201543,366-458-1.05%
201443,824-303-0.69%
201344,127-284-0.64%
201244,4110.00%
201144,411-305-0.68%
201044,716-1,077-0.24%
200045,793-2,829-0.60%
199048,622-3,352-0.66%
198051,974-5,046-0.92%
197057,020-859-0.15%
196057,8794,5310.82%
195053,3483,6640.71%
194049,68470.00%
193049,6777,9141.75%
192041,7639,6422.66%
191032,12110,3553.97%
190021,7664,4852.33%
189017,2813,9172.60%
188013,3642,2521.86%
187011,1123,0673.28%
18608,0452,1733.20%
18505,8720.00%

Pittsfield Population by Year