Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 2,231.
Population change since 2000: -9.3%
Males: 1,036  (46.5%)
Females: 1,195  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

49.9 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 01230.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,089 (it was $35,077 in 2000)
Great Barrington:

$49,089
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,126 (it was $23,390 in 2000)

Great Barrington CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $409,160 (it was $152,100 in 2000)
Great Barrington:

$409,160
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $297,411; detached houses: $302,175; townhouses or other attached units: $308,553; in 2-unit structures: $298,474; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $497,989; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $291,995; mobile homes: $51,418

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,006.

March 2019 cost of living index in Great Barrington: 112.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.1%
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  • Races in Great Barrington, MA (2019)
    • 1,77086.6%White alone
    • 1989.7%Hispanic
    • 472.3%Black alone
    • 381.9%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Great Barrington, Massachusetts as of February 02, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Great Barrington is 188 to 1.


Crime rates in Great Barrington by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(26.7)
2
(26.9)
2
(27.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(41.3)
4
(56.0)
8
(114.7)
5
(71.7)
4
(58.2)
3
(44.0)
2
(29.3)
2
(29.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.2)
1
(13.5)
1
(13.8)
4
(56.0)
1
(14.3)
2
(28.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.3)
3
(44.0)
1
(14.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(307.2)
9
(121.2)
9
(122.4)
6
(80.7)
23
(316.7)
11
(153.9)
21
(301.2)
18
(258.2)
7
(101.9)
19
(278.8)
13
(190.6)
8
(117.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(307.2)
31
(417.6)
37
(503.2)
50
(672.9)
41
(564.5)
43
(601.7)
27
(387.3)
21
(301.2)
19
(276.6)
10
(146.7)
5
(73.3)
5
(73.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
94
(1,256)
107
(1,441)
85
(1,156)
121
(1,628)
111
(1,528)
120
(1,679)
88
(1,262)
55
(789.0)
47
(684.1)
49
(719.0)
45
(659.7)
23
(337.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(93.5)
5
(67.4)
4
(54.4)
4
(53.8)
1
(13.8)
5
(70.0)
9
(129.1)
2
(28.7)
1
(14.6)
5
(73.4)
3
(44.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.6)
1
(13.5)
3
(41.3)
4
(56.0)
1
(14.3)
1
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.3)
City-Data.com crime index170.1165.0140.2136.7202.3207.2244.3172.6114.8144.7109.869.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Great Barrington, MA

Crime rate in Great Barrington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 18 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Great Barrington, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (15.9%), American (10.6%), Irish (7.5%), English (5.6%), French Canadian (4.8%), German (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1761

Elevation: 721 feet

Land area: 1.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,577 people per square mile   (low).

Great Barrington, Massachusetts map

251 residents are foreign born (8.3% Latin America, 2.5% Europe, 1.4% North America).

This place:

12.3%
Massachusetts:

16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $6,200 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,817 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (38.6 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: 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 )

Latitude: 42.20 N, Longitude: 73.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,224 (+59.8%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 361 (30.7%)

Area code: 413

Distribution of median household income in Great Barrington, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Great Barrington, MA in 2019
Great Barrington satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $229,900
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $229,900
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $254,000
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $657,900
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $313,500
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $398,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $1,139,500
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $351,900
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $398,900
  • 2018: 7 buildings, average cost: $486,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Great Barrington, MA residents
Average permit cost in Great Barrington, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Historical population in Great Barrington, MA
Historical housing units in Great Barrington, MA
Most common industries in Great Barrington, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Great Barrington, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)

Average climate in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Great Barrington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 18% smaller 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 significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 69% 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 131.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 161.1 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) earthquake occurred 159.5 miles away from Great Barrington 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 127.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 168.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 382.6 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 (21) is greater than the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Great Barrington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Great Barrington:

  • FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 29 LEWIS AVENUE)
  • FAIRVIEW COMMONS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (CHRISTIAN HILL ROAD)
  • FAIRVIEW MANOR EXT CARE CTR (29 LEWIS AVE 3RD FLOOR)
  • GREAT BARRINGTON REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (148 MAPLE AVENUE)
  • KINDRED NRSING AND REHABILITATION-TIMBERLYN HEIGHTS (320 MAPLE AVENUE)
  • PINES NURSING HOME (MAPLE AVE)
  • FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL DIALYSIS CENTER (10 MAPLE AVENUE, SUITE 200)

Airports located in Great Barrington:

Amtrak station near Great Barrington:

  • 19 miles: PITTSFIELD (DEPOT ST. BTW NORTH & CENTER STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Great Barrington:

  • Bard College at Simon's Rock (Full-time enrollment: 360; Location: 84 Alford Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.simons-rock.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Great Barrington:

  • Westfield State University (about 30 miles; Westfield, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,548)
  • Bard College (about 31 miles; Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; FT enrollment: 3,137)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 37 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • Williams College (about 37 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Smith College (about 39 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 39 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 40 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,085)

Public high school in Great Barrington:

Private high schools in Great Barrington:

  • EAGLETON SCHOOL (Students: 78, Location: 446 MONTEREY RD, Grades: 5-12, Boys only)
  • HILLCREST EDUCATIONAL CENTER - BROOKSIDE (Students: 26, Location: 5 RAMSDELL RD, Grades: UG-12)
  • JOHN DEWEY ACADEMY (Students: 17, Location: 389 MAIN ST, Grades: 10-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Great Barrington:

Private elementary/middle school in Great Barrington:

  • GREAT BARRINGTON RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL (Students: 203, Location: 38 W PLAIN RD, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Great Barrington:

  • MASON LIBRARY (Operating income: $434,418; Location: 231 MAIN ST.; 53,498 books; 930 e-books; 3,659 audio materials; 4,690 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 165 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Great Barrington: Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance (A), Great Barrington Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Searles Castle (C), Great Barrington Town Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fair Shopping Center (1), The Fair Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Great Barrington include: Macedonia Baptist Church (A), First Congregational Church (B), First Church of Christ Scientist (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D), Saint James Episcopal Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn & Suites (249 Stockbridge Road (RT 7)), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (415 Stockbridge Road), Great Barrington Days Inn (372 Main St), Briarcliff Inn (506 Stockbridge Road), Lantern House Motel (Stockbridge Road), Mountain View Motel (304 State Road), AAA Monument Mountain Motel (247 Stockbridge Road), Days Inn (372 Main Street), Egremont Inn (10 Sheffield Road).

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.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Great Barrington and their reported violations in the past:

GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE DIST (Population served: 4,087, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HOUSATONIC WATER WORKS (Population served: 1,391, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
SIMONS ROCK OF BARD COLLEGE (Address: 84 ALFORD ROAD , Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-14-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from JUN-24-2013 to AUG-09-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (3 times from JUL-16-2012 to AUG-09-2013)
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

47.0%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.7%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
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:

  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Great Barrington (2011 data):

  • Berkshire Bank: 244 Main Street Branch, Great Barrington North Branch, Great Barrington Branch. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $3,955.6 mil, Deposits: $3,176.2 mil, headquarters in Pittsfield, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 64 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Great Barrington Branch at 271 Main Street, branch established on 1963/04/15. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • NBT Bank, National Association: Great Barrington Branch at 740 Main Street, branch established on 1975/12/12. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.
  • Lee Bank: Great Barrington Branch at 279 Main Street, branch established on 1997/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $266.2 mil, Deposits: $181.6 mil, headquarters in Lee, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Berkshire Financial Services, Inc.
  • The Pittsfield Co-operative Bank: Great Barrington Branch at 325 Main Street, branch established on 1970/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $230.2 mil, Deposits: $182.7 mil, headquarters in Pittsfield, MA, positive income, 4 total offices
  • TrustCo Bank: Great Barrington Branch at 326 Stockbridge Rd, branch established on 2007/04/25. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,250.1 mil, Deposits: $3,736.0 mil, headquarters in Glenville, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Great Barrington:

Marital status in Great Barrington, MA
  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Great Barrington:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Great Barrington
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Great Barrington, MA (based on Berkshire County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

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.
Massachusetts:

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

15.00 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Berkshire County:

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Berkshire County:

22.8%
Massachusetts:

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

9.9%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.0%
Massachusetts:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.3%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Great Barrington:

29.0
Massachusetts:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Great Barrington:

21.9%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Great Barrington:

12.6%
Massachusetts:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Great Barrington:

6.8
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.0%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

56.2%
State:

57.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Great Barrington:

77.4%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Great Barrington, MA Residents

3.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.27%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hampden County, MA  0.23% ($45,820 average AGI)
from Hampshire County, MA  0.15% ($38,278)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.14% ($92,923)


3.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($443 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hampden County, MA  0.22% ($37,798 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, MA  0.16% ($35,169)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.11% ($53,774)
Businesses in Great Barrington, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
CVS1New Balance1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
DHL1Staples1
Days Inn1Subway1
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Strongest AM radio stations in Great Barrington:

  • 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.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKZE (1020 AM; daytime; 3 kW; SHARON, CT; Owner: JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, 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.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Great Barrington:

  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • W231AK (94.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF EASTERN NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WKZE-FM (98.1 FM; SALISBURY, CT; Owner: JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WQQQ (103.3 FM; SHARON, CT; Owner: THE RIDGEFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Great Barrington:

  • 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.)
Great Barrington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Great Barrington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 33.5mTotal length
  • $20,661,000Total costs
  • 71,892Total average daily traffic
  • 7,202Total average daily truck traffic
  • 119,318Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Great Barrington, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Great Barrington, MA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$187,5907$217,5401$135,9702$210,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$159,1200$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$172,6900$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$288,6600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9251.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Great Barrington, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Great Barrington, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 72. The highest number of fire incidents - 97 took place in 2008, and the least - 21 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Great Barrington, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (78.5%), and Outside Fires (15.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Great Barrington, MA
    • 96078.5%Structure Fires
    • 18915.5%Outside Fires
    • 554.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 191.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Great Barrington, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Great Barrington, MA
  • 54.1%Utility gas
  • 33.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 2.8%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Great Barrington, MA
  • 38.7%Utility gas
  • 34.2%Electricity
  • 27.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Great Barrington compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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