Pittsfield, MA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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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
64,150
0.776% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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%).

None of the households in Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA was $266,400, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

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

Population & Diversity

Pittsfield, MA is home to a population of 129k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.82% of Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Pittsfield, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA are hispanic (6.83k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pittsfield, MA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA was 5.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

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

Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA employs 64.2k people. The largest industries in Pittsfield, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,803 people), Educational Services (9,343 people), and Retail Trade (6,947 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($74,358), Utilities ($72,950), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,030).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

64.2k
2022 Value
± 1,896
0.776%
1 Year growth
± 4.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsfield, MA grew at a rate of 0.776%, from 63.7k employees to 64.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsfield, MA, are Management Occupations (6,792 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (6,034 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,935 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pittsfield, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

64.2k
2022 Value
± 1,896
0.776%
1 Year growth
± 4.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pittsfield, MA grew at a rate of 0.776%, from 63.7k employees to 64.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsfield, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,803 people), Educational Services (9,343 people), and Retail Trade (6,947 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pittsfield, MA, though some of these residents may live in Pittsfield, 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
2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% 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 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,484
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 898
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 839
    Retail Trade

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 107 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pittsfield, MA according to their major.

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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 Pittsfield, 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

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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

Median household income in Pittsfield, MA is $69,744. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Pittsfield, MA was Nantucket County, MA with a value of $135,590, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Norfolk County, MA, with respective values of $121,304 and $120,621.

Property

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

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pittsfield, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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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 Pittsfield, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsfield, MA was Nantucket County, MA with a value of $135,590, followed by Middlesex County, MA and Norfolk County, MA, with respective values of $121,304 and $120,621.

The following map shows all of the counties in Pittsfield, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$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 Pittsfield, MA grew to $69,744 from the previous year's value of $63,159.

The following chart displays the households in Pittsfield, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pittsfield, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts 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 Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pittsfield, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.9% of the population of Pittsfield, 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 Pittsfield, MA declined by 9.33% from 2.36% to 2.14%.

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