Hampshire County, Massachusetts Population 2024

161,588

Hampshire County, Massachusetts's estimated 2024 population is 161,588 with a growth rate of -0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hampshire County, Massachusetts is the 10th largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 population was 159,331 and has seen a growth of 1.42% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029159,088-500-0.31%
2028159,588-500-0.31%
2027160,088-500-0.31%
2026160,588-500-0.31%
2025161,088-500-0.31%
2024161,588-500-0.31%
2023162,088-500-0.31%
2022162,588-500-0.31%
2021163,08816,49611.25%
2020146,592-15,004-9.28%
2019161,5964700.29%
2018161,126560.03%
2017161,070-543-0.34%
2016161,6137280.45%
2015160,885-175-0.11%
2014161,060910.06%
2013160,9694720.29%
2012160,4973050.19%
2011160,1928610.54%
2010159,331
1990146,5687,7555.59%
1980138,81314,83211.96%
1970123,98120,75220.1%
1960103,22915,63517.85%
195087,59415,13320.88%
194072,461-340-0.47%
193072,8013,2024.6%
192069,5996,2729.9%
191063,3274,5077.66%
190058,8206,96113.42%
189051,8594,6279.8%
188047,2322,8446.41%
187044,3886,56517.36%
186037,8232,0915.85%
185035,7324,83515.65%
184030,8976432.13%
183030,2543,76714.22%
182026,487-49,788-65.27%
181076,2753,8435.31%
180072,43212,75121.37%
179059,681-99,407-62.49%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.31% (-500)
County Website
Hampshire County
County Seat
2010 Population
159,331
Area
527 mi²
Density
307 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
1.42% (2,257)
Founded
1662

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White130,85785.01%
Two or more races9,3646.08%
Asian7,5634.91%
Black or African American3,2182.09%
Other race2,6521.72%
Native American1470.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1300.08%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Population by Race

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2024

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Median Age

39.3

Total

38.3

Male

40.5

Female

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 130,615 adults, (29,465 of whom are seniors) in Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

52.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female81,14552.72%
Male72,78647.28%

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Population by Age

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All61,4142.1668.931.1
Married27,5322.7989.710.3
Non Family25,4381.3246.153.9
Female6,0602.6369.830.2
Male2,3842.7269.430.6
showing: 5 rows

2.69

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hampshire County, Massachusetts 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

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hampshire County, Massachusetts 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 66.55%.

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,404

Average Earnings

$61,805

Average Male

$50,424

Average Female

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Language

87.97% of Hampshire County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 12.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.47% of the population.

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Language

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White114,44710,5159.19%
Hispanic7,9771,80022.56%
Multiple7,6281,36017.83%
Other2,44466827.33%
Black2,03462030.48%
Asian3,63760516.63%
Native1425337.32%
Islander12575.6%
showing: 8 rows

10.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.3%

Male Poverty Rate

10.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hampshire County, Massachusetts is Native, with 37.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hampshire County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 5.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.64%.

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.03%
High School12.61%
Some College8.94%
Bachelors or Greater4.2%
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Hampshire County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.01%
Male Unemployed30.23%
Female Employed6.97%
Male Employed4.94%
showing: 4 rows

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hampshire 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 45-54.

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7,372

Number of Veterans

6,870

Male Veterans

502

Female Veterans

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Hampshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Hampshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Hampshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hampshire County, Massachusetts 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

61.03%

Born in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

91.21%

Native Born

8.79%

Foreign Born

4.23%

Non Citizen

4.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.21% of Hampshire County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 61.03% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hampshire County, Massachusetts Place of Birth

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