Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA

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2022 Population
128,763
0.253% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.5
0.849% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11%
8.81% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,744
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$266,400
14.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
34,293
41.2% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA had a population of 129k people with a median age of 47.5 and a median household income of $69,744. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA declined from 129,089 to 128,763, a −0.253% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,159 to $69,744, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), White (Hispanic) (1.77%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%).

7.39% of the households in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA are Williams College (774 degrees awarded in 2022), Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (330 degrees), and Berkshire Community College (164775) (277 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was $266,400, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

Most people in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA is home to a population of 129k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.82% of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (7.49k people).

In 2022, there were 25.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA are Spanish (3,767 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (619 households), and Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (504 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
38,432
Women
50%
38,473
Men
50%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 76,905 inhabitants, with 50% men, and 50% women.

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Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    111k ± 352
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.39k ± 569
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.51k ± 402
5.3%
Hispanic Population
6.83k people

In 2022, there were 25.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.3% of the people in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA are hispanic (6.83k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Ghana
    512 ± 554 people
  2. Nepal
    313 ± 433 people
  3. Canada
    248 ± 386 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was Ghana, the natal country of 512 Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA residents, followed by Nepal with 313 and Canada with 248.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.82%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.49k people
5.97%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.71k people

As of 2022, 5.82% of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA residents (7.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was 5.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,767 households (3.05%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    619 households (0.501%)
  3. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa
    504 households (0.408%)

7.39% of the households in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was Spanish. 3.05% of the households in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,645 ± 317
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    739 ± 183
  3. Korea
    685 ± 168

Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA employs 34.3k people. The largest industries in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (2,316 people), Construction (2,138 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,137 people), and the highest paying industries are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($327,431), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($175,462), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($129,097).

Males in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,042. The income inequality in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
29,217
Women
51.1%
27,970
Men
48.9%

The workforce of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA in 2020 was 57,187 people, with 51.1% woman, and 48.9% men.

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Occupations

34.3k
2022 Value
−41.2%
1 Year decline
± −41.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −41.2%, from 58.4k employees to 34.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA, are Other managers (863 people), Retail salespersons (817 people), and Registered nurses (814 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34.3k
2022 Value
−41.2%
1 Year decline
± −41.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −41.2%, from 58.4k employees to 34.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (2,316 people), Construction (2,138 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,137 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,726
Median earning men ± $2,884
$38,084
Median earning women ± $1,371

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,761), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,756), and Manufacturing ($67,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,861), Wholesale Trade ($56,071), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,120).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.67M people employed in Connecticut. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.2%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA awarded 1,635 degrees. The student population of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,027 male students and 3,010 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA are White (1,002 and 66.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (147 and 9.74%), Asian (123 and 8.15%), and Black or African American (95 and 6.3%).

The largest universities in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Williams College (774 and 47.3%), Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (330 and 20.2%), and Berkshire Community College (164775) (277 and 16.9%).

The most popular majors in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (138 and 8.44%), General Psychology (116 and 7.09%), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (107 and 6.54%).

The median tuition costs in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA are $61,525 for private four year colleges, and $1,030 and $9,975 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 16.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,037 (40.2% men and 59.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,037 students enrolled in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,871 records, of which 60.2% were women and 39.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 107 degrees awarded
  2. 70 degrees awarded
  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 107 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 774 degrees awarded
  2. 330 degrees awarded
  3. 277 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Williams College with 774 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 659 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA, which is 0.675 times less than the 976 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,002 degrees mean that there were 6.82 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 147 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($61,525) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($10,560) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($2,325) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.55% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.96% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (18.7k), Some college (14.3k), and Bachelors Degree (12k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was $266,400 in 2022, which is 0.945 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $232,900 to $266,400, a 14.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA is $69,744. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

Property

$266,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,255
$39,380
Median Property Taxes
±$1,206

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Rent vs Own

70.2%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.2% of the housing units in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

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Household Income

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$69,744
Median Household Income
± $2,608
56.1k
Number of Households
± 1,741

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.1k households in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA grew to $69,744 from the previous year's value of $63,159.

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Wage Distribution

0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA
0.466
2021 Wage GINI in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA

In 2022, the income inequality in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.9% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Carpooled (8.44%)

In 2022, 73.6% of workers in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who carpooled to work (8.44%).

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA (13.5k out of 123k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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Health

97.9% of the population of Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 960 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 145 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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960 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 960 patients per year. This represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.14%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Berkshire County--Pittsfield PUMA, MA declined by 9.33% from 2.36% to 2.14%.

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