For population 25 years and over in Great Barrington:
For population 15 years and over in Great Barrington CDP:
593 residents are foreign born (18.8% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $4,455 (1.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (38.6 miles , pop. 95,658).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Brookhaven, NY (95.7 miles , pop. 448,248).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (97.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Housatonic, MA (2.0 miles ), Egremont, MA (2.0 miles ), Alford, MA (2.1 miles ), Monterey, MA (2.5 miles ), Sheffield, MA (2.6 miles ), Stockbridge, MA (2.8 miles ), Mount Washington, MA (2.8 miles) , New Marlborough, MA (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.20 N, Longitude: 73.36 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,368 (+55.5%)
Area code: 413
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 18 (17 officers).
Work and jobs in Great Barrington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Great Barrington-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the Great Barrington place 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 5.2 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Great Barrington-area historical earthquake activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from Great Barrington center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from Great Barrington center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Berkshire County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: W. E. B. Du Bois, Anson Jones - Physician, Hamish Linklater - Actor, Shorty Rogers - Jazz trumpeter, John Schroeder (golfer) - Professional golfer, Benjamin Downing - Politician, Jim Garry - Baseball player and coach, Eugene S. Kraay - Soccer player.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Great Barrington and their reported violations in the past:GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE DIST (Population served: 4063, Surface_water):
Past health violations:HOUSATONIC WATER WORKS (Population served: 1391, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:SIMONS ROCK OF BARD COLLEGE (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 18.6%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
People in group quarters in Great Barrington in 2000:
Great Barrington compared to Massachusetts state average:
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Religion statistics for Great Barrington (based on Berkshire County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.14%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 33
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,107 average adjusted gross income)
0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,132 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,035 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Great Barrington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Great Barrington)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Great Barrington, MA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Great Barrington)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Great Barrington)
Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9251.00
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2013.