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Hampshire County, Massachusetts Facts

Facts
State Massachusetts
Land area 527.3 square miles
Population Density 299.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 159,596
Population change 1%
Under 5 years of age 3.6%
Under 18 15.7%
65 and over 14.2%
Females 53.3%
White 89.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.1
Asian 5%
Two or more races 2.3%
Black or African American 2.9%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 93%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 42.3%
Veterans 10,038
Households and Housing
Households 58,828
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.6%
Median household income $61,227
The per capita income $29,460
Live below the poverty line. 13%
housing units 62,680
Multi-unit structures 33%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $262,600
Residents owning their homes. 67%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 15,970
Women-owned firms 32.7%
Asian-owned firms 3.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 1.9%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,546,067
Retail sales per capita $9,962
Manufacturers shipments $1,098,826
Merchant wholesaler sales $2,021,848