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Berkshire County, Massachusetts Facts

Facts
State Massachusetts
Land area 926.8 square miles
Population Density 141.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 129,585
Population change -1.2%
Under 5 years of age 4.5%
Under 18 18.3%
65 and over 20.3%
Females 51.7%
White 93.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.8
Asian 1.4%
Two or more races 2.2%
Black or African American 3.1%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 30.3%
Veterans 10,389
Households and Housing
Households 55,301
Persons per household 2.2
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.7%
Median household income $48,450
The per capita income $29,294
Live below the poverty line. 12.8%
housing units 68,250
Multi-unit structures 30%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $206,600
Residents owning their homes. 68.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 12,647
Women-owned firms 26.8%
Asian-owned firms 2.2%
Hispanic-owned firms 0.7%
Black-owned firms 0.4%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,901,784
Retail sales per capita $14,605
Manufacturers shipments $1,425,512
Merchant wholesaler sales $0