Pittsfield, Massachusetts Population 2024

42,690

Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County Massachusetts. Pittsfield has a 2024 population of 42,690. It is also the county seat of Berkshire County.Pittsfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -2.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,777 in 2020.

The average household income in Pittsfield is $91,402 with a poverty rate of 13.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pittsfield is 43.4 years, 40.7 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

Pittsfield Demographics

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

  • White: 82.01%
  • Two or more races: 7.63%
  • Black or African American: 5.93%
  • Other race: 2.98%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
40.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,054.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.48% (-1,087)
The current population of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is 42,690 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 43,777.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Population 2024

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Pittsfield Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White35,86182.01%
Two or more races3,3367.63%
Black or African American2,5935.93%
Other race1,3042.98%
Asian5561.27%
Native American680.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.03%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pittsfield Population by Race

Pittsfield Population Pyramid 2024

Pittsfield Median Age

43.4

Total

40.7

Male

45.6

Female

Pittsfield Adults

There are 35,898 adults, (8,745 of whom are seniors) in Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Pittsfield Sex Ratio

Female22,01050.33%
Male21,72049.67%

Pittsfield Population by Age

Pittsfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,2372.2261.638.4
Non Family8,2301.2646.953.1
Married7,5422.8984.215.8
Female2,4313.1145.154.9
Male1,0342.8352.147.9
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2.85

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pittsfield 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

Pittsfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pittsfield Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.41%.

Pittsfield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,138

Average Earnings

$49,455

Average Male

$38,493

Average Female

Pittsfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pittsfield Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pittsfield Language

90.67% of Pittsfield residents speak only English, while 9.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.07% of the population.

Pittsfield Language

Pittsfield Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White34,1343,70410.85%
Hispanic3,60997827.1%
Multiple3,28987226.51%
Black2,51672528.82%
Other1,28337429.15%
Asian55681.44%
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13.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.77%

Male Poverty Rate

12.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pittsfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pittsfield is Other, with 29.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pittsfield is Asian, with 1.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.03%.

Pittsfield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.84%
High School12.5%
Some College12.26%
Bachelors or Greater3.34%
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Pittsfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed49.58%
Male Unemployed34.64%
Female Employed5.33%
Male Employed3.91%
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Pittsfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pittsfield Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pittsfield Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pittsfield Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pittsfield 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.

Pittsfield Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pittsfield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,105

Number of Veterans

1,947

Male Veterans

158

Female Veterans

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Pittsfield Veterans by War

count

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Pittsfield Veterans by Age

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Pittsfield Veterans by Race

Pittsfield Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pittsfield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.6%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Pittsfield Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pittsfield Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pittsfield 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

69.29%

Born in Pittsfield

93.17%

Native Born

6.83%

Foreign Born

2.75%

Non Citizen

4.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.17% of Pittsfield residents were born in the United States, with 69.29% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pittsfield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202941,140-310-0.75%
202841,450-310-0.74%
202741,760-310-0.74%
202642,070-310-0.73%
202542,380-310-0.73%
202442,690-310-0.72%
202343,000-310-0.72%
202243,310-310-0.71%
202143,620-157-0.36%
202043,7771,5593.69%
201942,218-419-0.98%
201842,637-194-0.45%
201742,831-251-0.58%
201643,082-321-0.74%
201543,403-449-1.02%
201443,852-297-0.67%
201344,149-275-0.62%
201244,42460.01%
201144,418-298-0.67%
201044,716-1,077-2.35%
200045,793-2,829-5.82%
199048,622-3,352-6.45%
198051,974-5,046-8.85%
197057,020-859-1.48%
196057,8794,5318.49%
195053,3483,6647.37%
194049,68470.01%
193049,6777,91418.95%
192041,7639,64230.02%
191032,12110,35547.57%
190021,7664,48525.95%
189017,2813,91729.31%
188013,3642,25220.27%
187011,1123,06738.12%
18608,0452,17337.01%
18505,872
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Pittsfield Population by Year