According to the most recent Berkshire County Massachusetts demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Berkshire County shows it has a Population 2021 of 129,089 which is less than most other counties in the area. The county with the highest population in the area is Hampden County which shows a population of 466,265 (approximately 3.6 times bigger). Figure 3 uses the Berkshire County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Berkshire County Massachusetts depicts a decline of 2,130 (2%).
The total Berkshire County Massachusetts greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Berkshire County depicts it has a Population Change of -1.6% which is less than most other counties in the area.
Looking at the Berkshire County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Berkshire County Massachusetts shows it has 139 people per square mile which is less than most other counties in the local area. The next higher in terms of population density is Litchfield County 44.4% larger with population density of 201. The county with the highest population density in the area is Hampden County which shows a people per square mile of 756 ( very much bigger). Figure 6 provides Berkshire County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Berkshire County depicts it has a Median Age of 47.1 which is in the middle range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Columbia County which depicts an age of 48.9 (only about 3.8% larger).
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Berkshire County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Berkshire County Massachusetts has the largest proportion of Asian population at 0.3% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Berkshire County Massachusetts Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Berkshire County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 5.2% which is less than most other counties in the metro area.
Berkshire County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Berkshire County households. Berkshire County shows it has a Family Size of 2.9 which is the second smallest in terms of average family size of all the other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Hampden County which shows an average family size of 3.2 (9.6% larger).
Looking at Berkshire County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Berkshire County depicts it has a Married-couple family of 74% which is in the middle range of other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Litchfield County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 79% (6.1% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Berkshire County shows it has a Birth Rate of 4.1% which is less than most other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Hampden County which depicts a birth rate of 5.3% (29.6% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 18% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Hampden County with 19%. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 21% of the total. Third, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 25 to 29 at 34% of the total and is ranked #1. Also, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 35 to 39 at 10% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Berkshire County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Berkshire County shows it has a Total Single People of 53% which is in the middle range of other counties in the area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Hampshire County which depicts a percent single of 58% (9.2% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Berkshire County is only about 5.3% larger. Also, in comparison with the state of Massachusetts, percent of people who are single for any reason of 52%, Berkshire County is only slightly larger.
Berkshire County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 29% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Litchfield County with 30%.
Berkshire County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
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