Berkshire County, Massachusetts Population 2020

Berkshire County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 126,074 with a growth rate of -0.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Berkshire County, Massachusetts is the 11th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth 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%
2010131,319-8,033-5.76%
1990139,352-5,758-3.97%
1980145,110-4,292-2.87%
1970149,4027,2675.11%
1960142,1359,1696.90%
1950132,96610,6938.75%
1940122,2731,5731.30%
1930120,7007,6676.78%
1920113,0337,7747.39%
1910105,2599,59210.03%
190095,66714,55917.95%
189081,10812,07617.49%
188069,0324,2056.49%
187064,8279,70717.61%
186055,1205,52911.15%
185049,5917,84618.80%
184041,7453,91010.33%
183037,8352,1155.92%
182035,720-187-0.52%
181035,9072,0225.97%
180033,8853,59411.86%
179030,2910.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.11%
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Founded
April 24, 1761
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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White115,56690.76%
Black or African American3,7412.94%
Two or More Races3,0962.43%
Some Other Race2,2671.78%
Asian2,1771.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native4250.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander560.04%
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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2020

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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Median Age

46.7


Total

45.2


Male

48.2


Female

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 105,195 adults, (28,064 of whom are seniors) in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

65,725

51.62%

Male

61,603

48.38%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.2%11.8%
All68.9%31.1%
Male62.5%37.5%
Non Family53.9%46.1%
Female53.1%46.9%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All55,1672.1868.9
Married23,5692.8688.2
Non Family22,7661.253.9
Female6,2822.8553.1
Male2,5503.0162.5

2.79

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4942.68%
9th to 12th Grade5,7776.22%
High School Graduate27,75029.86%
Some College16,84818.13%
Associates Degree9,0439.73%
Bachelors Degree17,40818.73%
Graduate Degree13,62614.66%
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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White85,42278,50729,231
Hispanic2,8822,283471
Black2,0531,775367
Asian1,264986548
Other Race1,155769142
Multiple Races1,036936420
Native American24222229
Islander31316

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.35%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,137$44,443$32,361
Less Than High School$21,655$25,154$15,938
High School Grad$31,602$38,364$25,584
Some College$35,805$42,468$31,377
Bachelors Degree$45,246$52,255$40,160
Graduate Degree$59,308$73,763$54,144

$38,137

Average Earnings

$44,443

Average Male

$32,361

Average Female

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Language

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Language by Age

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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Language

91.85% of Berkshire County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 8.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.45% of the population.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White108,23110,3009.52%
Hispanic5,2241,53429.36%
Black2,9351,06236.18%
Multiple2,89378026.96%
Other2,02245722.60%
Asian1,80342323.46%
Native3908622.05%
Islander31412.90%

11.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.76%

Male Poverty Rate

11.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkshire County, Massachusetts is Black, with 36.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkshire County, Massachusetts is White, with 9.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.46%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.44%
High School11.83%
Some College9.61%
Bachelors or Greater4.47%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.04%
Male Unemployed28.30%
Female Employed5.95%
Male Employed3.83%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Income

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,674$77,382
Families$76,199$95,710
Married Families$91,404$111,505
Non Families$32,186$48,624
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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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Berkshire County, Massachusetts 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 55-64.

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans

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8,851

Number of Veterans

8,429

Male Veterans

422

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,305
First Gulf War1,204
Korea1,078
Second Gulf War943
World War II408
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Age Group Veterans
75+2,628
65 to 742,520
35 to 541,624
55 to 641,468
18 to 34611
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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,4728.71%
Black1866.53%
2 or More16912.29%
Hispanic852.17%
Indian144.81%
Asian90.53%
Hawaiian11.79%

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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5.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkshire County, Massachusetts Employment Status

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63.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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64.61%

Born in Massachusetts

93.56%

Native Born

6.44%

Foreign Born

2.88%

Non Citizen

3.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.56% of Berkshire County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 64.61% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990