Egremont, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,225. Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 578  (47.2%)
Females: 647  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  53.5 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01230.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $65,005 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Egremont:

$65,005
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $58,288 (it was $41,702 in 2000)

Egremont town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $404,791 (it was $222,500 in 2000)
Egremont:

$404,791
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $275,112; Detached houses: $289,586; Townhouses or other attached units: $344,515; In 2-unit structures: $175,079; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $177,062; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $237,550; Mobile homes: $63,248
  • Races in Egremont, MA (2010)

    Egremont races chart
    • 1,17195.6%White alone
    • 292.4%Hispanic
    • 90.7%Two or more races
    • 70.6%Black alone
    • 70.6%Asian alone
    • 10.08%American Indian alone
    • 10.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Egremont detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Egremont: 120.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.7%), English (17.0%), German (13.8%), Italian (11.2%), Russian (6.4%), Polish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1775

Land area: 18.8 square miles.

Population density: 65 people per square mile   (very low).

Egremont,MA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Egremont:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Egremont town:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

65 residents are foreign born (4.2% Europe).

This town:

4.8%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Egremont town:  0.8% ($1,768)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (37.6 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (94.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Great Barrington, MA (2.0 miles ), Alford, MA (2.1 miles ), Mount Washington, MA (2.3 miles) , Hillsdale, NY (2.5 miles ), Housatonic, MA (2.5 miles ), Sheffield, MA (2.6 miles ), Copake, NY (2.7 miles ), Copake Lake, NY (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $306,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $282,900
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $286,400
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $429,900
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $429,900
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $295,200
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $375,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $418,100
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $544,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $454,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.18 N, Longitude: 73.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 413


Crime rates in Egremont by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000010000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.073.30.00.00.00.00.00.081.7
Assaults 02111142203311
per 100,000 0.0146.874.774.874.473.3293.3148.0146.50.0243.5244.181.681.7
Burglaries 3011121195364426
per 100,000 222.10.074.7822.7148.8806.5659.8370.1219.8451.5324.7325.5163.3490.2
Theft 243220342432201716201713217
per 100,000 1,776.52,349.51,493.72,543.01,785.72,346.01,466.31,258.31,172.21,504.91,379.91,057.81,714.3571.9
Auto thefts 00110200000100
per 100,000 0.00.074.774.80.0146.60.00.00.00.00.081.40.00.0
Arson 00000000000N/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.5) 79.4113.178.8180.396.7176.7185.5105.891.691.8126.6120.496.398.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Egremont detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.29
Massachusetts average:

2.54
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Egremont: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Egremont, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Egremont-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the Egremont town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 tornado 7.0 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Egremont-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 160.3 miles away from Egremont center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 186.0 miles away from Egremont center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 268.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berkshire County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Meg Hutchinson - Female singer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Egremont:

  • KINDRED NRSING AND REHABILITATION-TIMBERLYN HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA)
  • FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 4 miles away; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA)
  • GREAT BARRINGTON REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA)
  • FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA)
  • NOBLE HORIZONS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SALISBURY, CT)
  • LEE REGIONAL VNA INC. (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LEE, MA)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-LAUREL LAKE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LEE, MA)

Amtrak station near Egremont:

  • 20 miles: HUDSON (69 S. FRONT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Egremont:

  • Bard College (about 27 miles; Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,137)
  • Westfield State University (about 34 miles; Westfield, MA; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 38 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 39 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,085)
  • Williams College (about 39 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Culinary Institute of America (about 40 miles; Hyde Park, NY; FT enrollment: 3,869)
  • Dutchess Community College (about 40 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 6,554)

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Notable locations in Egremont: Egremont Fire Department Main Street (A), Egremont Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Egremont: First Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Marsh Pond (A), Mill Pond (B), Prospect Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Karner Brook (A), Fenton Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Egremont include: North Egremont Historic District (1), South Egremont Village Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Berkshire County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.6%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.5%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.4%
Whole state:

4.4%
7 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Egremont travel time to work - commute Egremont mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Egremont town (based on Berkshire County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,18732
Mainline Protestant9,89563
Other3,64720
Evangelical Protestant2,81728
Black Protestant2332
Orthodox2252
None64,215-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Berkshire County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Berkshire County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Berkshire County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Here:

15.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Berkshire County:

22.8%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.9%
State:

16.5%

3.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.11%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($441 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampden County, MA  0.18% ($40,323 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.13% ($77,300)
from Hampshire County, MA  0.11% ($24,695)


3.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.67%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($772 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampden County, MA  0.22% ($37,274 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, MA  0.16% ($31,686)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.16% ($33,183)

Strongest AM radio stations in Egremont:

  • WSBS (860 AM; 3 kW; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKZE (1020 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SHARON, CT; Owner: JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Egremont:

  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKZE-FM (98.1 FM; SALISBURY, CT; Owner: JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQQQ (103.3 FM; SHARON, CT; Owner: THE RIDGEFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNQ (92.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTW (98.5 FM; CATSKILL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Egremont:

  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • $2,584,000Total costs
  • 4,700Total average daily traffic
  • 282Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,424Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4 Km Sw (Lat: 42.132861 Lon: -73.457333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: WPHI525, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.962 MHzGrant Date: 06/05/2000, Expiration Date: 06/05/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2010, Certifier: Shawn E EndsleyRegistrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB1GDS, Licensee ID: L00313959, Grant Date: 01/12/2001, Expiration Date: 01/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2001, Certifier: Peter D Campbell, Registrant: Peter D Campbell, N Egremont, MA 01252
  • Call Sign: KB1YEK, Licensee ID: L01711015, Grant Date: 05/17/2012, Expiration Date: 05/17/2022, Certifier: Sandra B Martin, Registrant: Sandra B Martin, 223 Egremont Plain Rd, Egremont, MA 01230
  • Call Sign: KB1YEL, Licensee ID: L01711016, Grant Date: 05/17/2012, Expiration Date: 05/17/2022, Certifier: Daniel W Martin, Registrant: Daniel W Martin, 223 Egremont Plain Rd 25, Egremont, MA 01230

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Egremont compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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