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Berkshire County, MA&

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Population
128,563
0.56% decline
Median Age
46.1
Median Household Income
$52,253
4.6% growth
Poverty Rate
12.4%
Number of Employees
63,322
1.16% growth
Median Property Value
$204,200
0.24% decline

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Economy

The economy of Berkshire County, MA employs 63,322 people. The economy of Berkshire County, MA is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.41; 1.34; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Berkshire County, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,297), Educational Services (8,301), and Retail trade (7,703), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($114,583), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($65,179), and Utilities ($57,798).

Median household income in Berkshire County, MA is $52,253. Males in Berkshire County, MA have an average income that is 1.1 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,328. The income inequality of Berkshire County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Berkshire County, MA. In Berkshire County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 109 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,534. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.

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Diversity

Berkshire County, MA is home to a population of 128,563 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Berkshire County, MA is composed of 115,083 White residents (89.5%), 5,220 Hispanic residents (4.06%), 3,210 Black residents (2.5%), 2,668 Two+ residents (2.08%), and 1,941 Asian residents (1.51%). The most common foreign languages in Berkshire County, MA are Spanish (3,908 speakers), French (712 speakers), and Italian (559 speakers), but compared to other places, Berkshire County, MA has a relative high number of Italian (559 speakers), Portuguese (542 speakers), and Polish (337 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Berkshire County, MA awarded 1,870 degrees. The student population of Berkshire County, MA is skewed towards females, with 780 male students and 1,090 female students. Most students in Berkshire County, MA are White (1,256 and 67.2%), followed by Black or African American (150 and 8.02%), Hispanic or Latino (134 and 7.17%), and Asian (105 and 5.61%). The largest universities in Berkshire County, MA by number of graduates are Williams College (773 and 41.3%), Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (447 and 23.9%), and Berkshire Community College (346 and 18.5%). The most popular majors in Berkshire County, MA are General English Language & Literature (128 and 6.84%), General Psychology (102 and 5.45%), and General Economics (91 and 4.87%). The median tuition costs in Berkshire County, MA are $50,600 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Berkshire County, MA is $204,200, which is 1 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $204,700 to $204,200, a 0.24% increase. The homeownership rate of Berkshire County, MA is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Berkshire County, MA have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Berkshire County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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