North Adams, MA

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2022 Population
12,937
0.668% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.5
0.679% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.1%
6.01% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$49,525
1.96% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,800
9.59% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,113
2.04% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, North Adams, MA had a population of 12.9k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $49,525. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of North Adams, MA declined from 13,024 to 12,937, a −0.668% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,575 to $49,525, a 1.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Adams, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.37%), Other (Hispanic) (2.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), and White (Hispanic) (2.07%).

None of the households in North Adams, 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% of the residents in North Adams, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Adams, MA are Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (330 degrees awarded in 2022) and Charles H McCann Technical School (30 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in North Adams, MA was $166,800, and the homeownership rate was 55.9%.

Most people in North Adams, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in North Adams, MA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

North Adams, MA is home to a population of 12.9k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.77% of North Adams, MA residents were born outside of the country (747 people).

In 2022, there were 25.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in North Adams, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 436 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 325 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of North Adams, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in North Adams, MA was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Adams, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.2k ± 358
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    436 ± 217
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    325 ± 215
6.41%
Hispanic Population
829 people

In 2022, there were 25.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.2k people) in North Adams, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 436 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 325 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.41% of the people in North Adams, MA are hispanic (829 people).

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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

5.77%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
747 people
6.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
824 people

As of 2022, 5.77% of North Adams, MA residents (747 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 North Adams, MA was 6.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    346 ± 125
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    97 ± 75
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    56 ± 48

North Adams, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of North Adams, MA employs 6.11k people. The largest industries in North Adams, MA are Educational Services (1,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (793 people), and Retail Trade (707 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Public Administration ($72,260), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($55,833).

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

6.11k
2022 Value
± 611
−2.04%
1 Year decline
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in North Adams, MA declined at a rate of −2.04%, from 6.24k employees to 6.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Adams, MA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (737 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (702 people), and Management Occupations (416 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Adams, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.11k
2022 Value
± 611
−2.04%
1 Year decline
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in North Adams, MA declined at a rate of −2.04%, from 6.24k employees to 6.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Adams, MA, are Educational Services (1,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (793 people), and Retail Trade (707 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Adams, MA, though some of these residents may live in North Adams, 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

$41,383
Median earning men ± $5,899
$35,119
Median earning women ± $4,237

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,828), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,656), and Manufacturing ($52,351).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,227), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,691), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,042).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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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.

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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 North Adams, MA awarded 360 degrees. The student population of North Adams, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 393 male students and 585 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Adams, MA are White (286 and 79.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28 and 7.78%), Black or African American (19 and 5.28%), and Unknown (16 and 4.44%).

The largest universities in North Adams, MA by number of degrees awarded are Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (330 and 91.7%) and Charles H McCann Technical School (30 and 8.33%).

The most popular majors in North Adams, MA are General Education (50 and 13.9%), General Business Administration & Management (46 and 12.8%), and General Psychology (40 and 11.1%).

The median tuition cost in North Adams, MA for a public four year colleges is $1,030 for in-state students and $9,975 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in North Adams, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 978 (40.2% men and 59.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 978 students enrolled in North Adams, MA, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 676 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 28 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in North Adams, MA was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 28 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 330 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with 330 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 120 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Adams, MA, which is 0.5 times less than the 240 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 286 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($1,030) 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.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) 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 North Adams, MA was $166,800 in 2022, which is 0.592 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $152,200 to $166,800, a 9.59% increase. The homeownership rate in North Adams, MA is 55.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in North Adams, MA have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in North Adams, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in North Adams, MA is $49,525. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in North Adams, MA was Census Tract 9215 with a value of $54,872, followed by Census Tract 9214 and Census Tract 9353, with respective values of $49,583 and $49,153.

Property

$166,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,664
$3,250
Median Property Taxes
±$386

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Rent vs Own

55.9%
Homeownership
2022
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.9% of the housing units in North Adams, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9215
  2. Census Tract 9214
  3. Census Tract 9353

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Adams, MA was Census Tract 9215 with a value of $54,872, followed by Census Tract 9214 and Census Tract 9353, with respective values of $49,583 and $49,153.

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

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Household Income

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$49,525
Median Household Income
± $7,420
5.82k
Number of Households
± 560

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.82k households in North Adams, MA grew to $49,525 from the previous year's value of $48,575.

The following chart displays the households in North Adams, 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 North Adams, 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 (73.3%)
  2. Walked (9.91%)
  3. Carpooled (9.12%)

In 2022, 73.3% of workers in North Adams, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.91%) and those who carpooled to work (9.12%).

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Adams, MA have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in North Adams, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Adams, MA (1.81k out of 12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in North Adams, MA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

97.3% of the population of North Adams, MA has health coverage, with 45.4% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.895% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Berkshire County, MA see 839 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (848 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1065 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 106 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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839 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Berkshire County, MA

Primary care physicians in Berkshire County, MA see an average of 839 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (848 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.66%
Uninsured
45.4%
Employer Coverage
22.8%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
0.895%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Adams, MA declined by 0.541% from 2.67% to 2.66%.

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