Pittsfield, Massachusetts Population 2020

41,939

Pittsfield is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 41,939, it is the 31st largest city in Massachusetts and the 931st largest city in the United States. Pittsfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -6.25% 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 1,036 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pittsfield is $65,968 with a poverty rate of 14.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $852 per month, and the median house value is $172,600. The median age in Pittsfield is 43.7 years, 41.6 years for males, and 45.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males.

Pittsfield Demographics

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

  • White: 86.96%
  • Black or African American: 5.01%
  • Two or more races: 3.19%
  • Other race: 2.48%
  • Asian: 1.97%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is 41,939, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,533.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 44,737.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020126,074-137-0.11%
2019126,211-137-0.11%
2018126,348-137-0.11%
2017126,485-621-0.49%
2016127,106-751-0.59%
2015127,857-988-0.77%
2014128,845-628-0.49%
2013129,473-795-0.61%
2012130,268-263-0.20%
2011130,531-788-0.60%
2010131,3190.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,44286.96%
Black or African American2,1565.01%
Two or More Races1,3743.19%
Some Other Race1,0662.48%
Asian8481.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1470.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.06%

Pittsfield Population Pyramid 2020

Pittsfield Median Age

43.7


Total

41.6


Male

45.1


Female

Pittsfield Adults

There are 34,941 adults, (8,208 of whom are seniors) in Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pittsfield Sex Ratio

Female

22,453

52.15%

Male

20,605

47.85%

Pittsfield Households and Families

Pittsfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Pittsfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All60.9%39.1%
Male49.6%50.4%
Non Family48%52%
Female41.7%58.3%

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,2302.1860.9
Non Family8,3461.1948
Married7,0442.9985.7
Female2,9902.8441.7
Male8502.9549.6

2.85

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Pittsfield Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0523.35%
9th to 12th Grade2,0896.65%
High School Graduate9,54430.38%
Some College6,28119.99%
Associates Degree3,60811.49%
Bachelors Degree5,47017.41%
Graduate Degree3,37010.73%

Pittsfield Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,36124,9708,055
Hispanic1,4601,126180
Black1,4391,246136
Asian582456266
Other Race56040087
Multiple Races524453224
Native American7171
Islander2020

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 45.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,288$42,310$31,112
Less Than High School$19,861$23,852$13,198
High School Grad$31,617$38,012$26,017
Some College$33,906$42,042$30,233
Bachelors Degree$45,772$49,579$39,828
Graduate Degree$57,172$72,781$53,482

$36,288

Average Earnings

$42,310

Average Male

$31,112

Average Female

Pittsfield Language

Pittsfield Language by Age

Pittsfield Language

90.17% of Pittsfield residents speak only English, while 9.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.38% of the population.

Pittsfield Poverty

Pittsfield Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,5223,99011.23%
Hispanic2,64891634.59%
Black2,10989842.58%
Multiple1,33531023.22%
Asian84829634.91%
Other1,01424724.36%
Native1364230.88%

14.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.91%

Male Poverty Rate

14.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pittsfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pittsfield is Black, with 42.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pittsfield is White, with 11.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.93%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.97%
High School13.60%
Some College12.66%
Bachelors or Greater5.49%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.83%
Male Unemployed38.11%
Female Employed6.62%
Male Employed4.69%

Pittsfield Income

Pittsfield Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,555$65,968
Families$68,218$82,324
Married Families$89,968-
Non Families$28,820$41,806

Pittsfield Marital Status

Pittsfield Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pittsfield Married by Age and Sex

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

Pittsfield Veterans

3,034

Number of Veterans

2,838

Male Veterans

196

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,039
Second Gulf War520
First Gulf War476
Korea264
World War II118
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74783
75+697
35 to 54642
55 to 64483
18 to 34429
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7818.91%
2 or More13822.26%
Black1096.38%
Hispanic382.23%
Indian67.14%

$Pittsfield Veterans by Education

8.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pittsfield Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pittsfield 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

71.49%

Born in Massachusetts

92.96%

Native Born

7.04%

Foreign Born

3.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.96% of Pittsfield residents were born in the United States, with 71.49% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.18% 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
202041,939-297-0.70%
201942,236-297-0.70%
201842,533-147-0.34%
201742,680-297-0.69%
201642,977-380-0.88%
201543,357-415-0.95%
201443,772-299-0.68%
201344,071-287-0.65%
201244,358-43-0.10%
201144,401-313-0.70%
201044,714-1,079-0.24%
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%