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Population in 2012: 44,168 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 

Males: 20,713  (46.9%)
Females: 23,455  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01201.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,187 (it was $35,655 in 2000)
Pittsfield:

$41,187
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,128

Pittsfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $172,559 (it was $98,200 in 2000)
Pittsfield:

$172,559
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $213,740; Detached houses: $222,680; Townhouses or other attached units: $243,063; In 2-unit structures: $153,089; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,158; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $247,561; Mobile homes: $37,120

Median gross rent in 2012: $747.

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  • White alone - 38,350 (86.1%)
  • Black alone - 2,289 (5.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2,250 (5.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1,063 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 496 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 43 (0.10%)
  • American Indian alone - 38 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 13 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pittsfield: 109.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (19.5%), Italian (14.9%), French (10.4%), English (8.6%), German (8.1%), Polish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1039 feet

Land area: 40.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,084 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pittsfield:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pittsfield city:

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

2,235 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.0% Asia).

This city:  5.0%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Pittsfield, Massachusetts as of September 15, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pittsfield to the number of sex offenders is 622 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,393 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,466 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (30.6 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (110.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (125.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Dalton, MA (2.2 miles ), Lanesborough, MA (2.2 miles ), Lenox, MA (2.6 miles ), Hinsdale, MA (2.7 miles ), Hancock, MA (2.7 miles ), Richmond, MA (2.7 miles ), Washington, MA (2.8 miles ), Cheshire, MA (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2000: 39 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2005: 77 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2006: 88 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2007: 73 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $151,800

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.45 N, Longitude: 73.25 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,685 (+10.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,874 (68.5%)

Area code: 413

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Crime rates in Pittsfield by Year
Type 2000 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00321002140
per 100,000 0.00.06.74.52.30.00.04.62.48.90.0
Rapes 320133240435334263134
per 100,000 6.443.528.872.590.799.6124.479.062.468.975.8
Robberies 1632153636371623174038
per 100,000 34.469.533.381.581.685.737.653.440.888.984.7
Assaults 12025166282266215229225237194119
per 100,000 257.754.3368.4638.6602.8497.8537.6522.6568.8431.0265.2
Burglaries 322189109309348448374319375459372
per 100,000 691.4410.8241.9699.7788.71037.2878.0741.0900.01019.8829.1
Thefts 810867441668804608672636749738751
per 100,000 1739.21884.3978.71512.61822.11407.61577.61477.41797.61639.61673.8
Auto thefts 761051616488795949596943
per 100,000 163.2228.2357.3144.9199.4182.9138.5113.8141.6153.395.8
Arson N/AN/AN/A12566101095
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/A27.211.313.914.123.224.020.011.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.4) 194.4185.4200.9334.0359.4342.0347.4307.3320.9328.8266.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 108 (87 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,988 (-6.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Pittsfield-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Pittsfield city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 19.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pittsfield-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 73.7 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 50.3 miles away from Pittsfield center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.9 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 53.2 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 45.4 miles away from Pittsfield center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 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).
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Birthplace of: Martha Coakley - Lawyer, Emily Robison - Musician, Marc Gafni - Jewish Renewal rabbi, Elizabeth Banks - Actress, Ben Silverman - Television executive, Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. - Politician, Edward Partridge - Mormon Bishop, Garrett McNamara - Surfer, Mary Ann Glendon - Diplomat, Jim Nutt - Artist.

Main business address for: BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Pittsfield:

  • BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, DIALYSIS UNIT)
  • BERKSHIRE VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (Home Health Center, 165 TOR COURT)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 2 SOUTH STREET, SUITE 180, BERKSHIRE COMMONS)
  • BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 725 NORTH STREET)
  • HILLCREST HOSPITAL (Hospital, 165 TOR COURT)
  • HOSPICE OF THE BERKSHIRES, INC (Hospital, 369 SOUTH STREET)
  • BERKSHIRE PLACE (Nursing Home, 89 SOUTH STREET)
  • CENTER FOR OPTIMUM CARE-BERKSHIRE (Nursing Home, 360 HOUSATONIC STREET)
  • HILLCREST COMMONS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 169 VALENTINE ROAD)
  • MT GREYLOCK EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, 1000 NORTH STREET)
  • SKILLED NURSING UNIT BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, 725 NORTH STREET 1ST FL JONES BLDG)
  • SPRINGSIDE REHABILITATION AND SKILLED CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 255 LEBANON AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Pittsfield, MA

Airports and heliports located in Pittsfield:


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Amtrak station:

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.

Local government website: www.pittsfield-ma.org

Colleges/Universities in Pittsfield:

  • Berkshire Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,080; Location: 1350 West Street; Public; Website: www.berkshirecc.edu)
  • Mildred Elley (FT enrollment: 235; Location: 505 East Street; Private, for-profit; Website: mildred-elley.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pittsfield:

  • Williams College (about 19 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,108)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 28 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 7,928)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 30 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,660)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 31 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 3,697)
  • Siena College (about 32 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Westfield State College (about 33 miles; Westfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,632)
  • Smith College (about 33 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,021)

Public high schools in Pittsfield:

Private high schools in Pittsfield:

  • ST JOSEPH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 22 MAPLEWOOD AVE; Grades: 8 - 12)
  • MISS HALL'S SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 492 HOLMES RD; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • HOUSATONIC ACADEMY (Students: 21; Location: 1450 W HOUSATONIC ST; Grades: 3 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pittsfield:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pittsfield:

  • ST MARK SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 400 COLUMBUS AVE STE 1; Grades: PK - 7)
  • SINAI ACADEMY OF THE BERKSHIRES (Students: 59; Location: 199 SOUTH ST; Grades: PK - 5)
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Library in Pittsfield:

  • BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM (Operating income: $1,091,342; Location: 1 WENDELL AVE.; 165,757 books; 930 e-books; 9,291 audio materials; 3,770 video materials; 15 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 264 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Pittsfield: Downing Industrial Park (A), Federico Office Park (B), G E Athletic Association Golf Course (C), The Pittsfield Plaza (D), Ponterril (E), Berkshire Hills Country Club (F), Bousquet Ski Area (G), Pittsfield Country Club (H), Camp Stevenson (I), Catamount Ski Area (J), Memorial Park (K), Pontoosuc Lake Country Club (L), County Ambulance Service (M), Pittsfield Fire Department Company 6 (N), Pittsfield Fire Department Company 5 (O), Pittsfield Fire Department Company 2 (P), Pittsfield Fire Department Company 1 (Q), Pittsfield Fire Department Headquarters (R), Wahconah Street Greenhouses (S), Taconic High School Resource Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Berkshire Common Shopping Center (1), Bradlees Plaza Shopping Center (2), Dalton Avenue Plaza Shopping Center (3), Pittsfield Mall Shopping Center (4), Pittsfield Plaza Shopping Center (5), Stop and Shop Plaza Shopping Center (6), A-Z Shopping Center (7), Allendale Shopping Center (8), Pittsfield Mall (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pittsfield include: Morningside Baptist Church (A), Jacobs Ladder Ministry (B), First United Methodist Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), First Church of Christ Congregational (E), First Baptist Church (F), Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church (G), Evangelical Free Church (H), Cornerstone Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pittsfield Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), East Part Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Goodrich Pond (A), Morewood Lake (B), Mud Pond (C), Pecks Pond (D), Silver Lake (E), West Branch Housatonic River Reservoir (F), Onota Lake (G), Pontoosuc Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Housatonic River (A), East Branch Housatonic River (B), Wampenum Brook (C), Unkamet Brook (D), Sykes Brook (E), Southwest Branch Housatonic River (F), Smith Brook (G), Shaker Brook (H), Sackett Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pittsfield include: Osceola Park (1), Clapp Park (2), Wahcohah Park (3), Park Square Historic District (4), Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary (5), Sackett Brook Park (6), Berkshire County Softball Complex (7), Springside Park (8), Deming Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Berkshire County Historical Society (Museums; 780 Holmes Road) (1), Berkshire Museum (39 South Street) (2), Arrowhead Museum (780 Holmes Road) (3), Berkshire Travel (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 39 Willis Street) (4), Berkshire Athenaeum - Reference Information Desk (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1 Wendell Avenue) (5), Cyberstation (Amusement & Theme Parks; Berkshire Cmn) (6), Amusement Games Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 518 East Street) (7), Burris Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 518 East Street) (8), East St Rentals (Amusement & Theme Parks; 745 East Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (1055 South Street) (1), Crowne Plaza Berkshires (1 West Street) (2), Berkshire Inn (Ip) (150 W Housatonic St) (3), Heart of the Berkshires Motel (970 West Housatonic Street) (4), Colonial Motor Lodge (509 Lebanon Ave Rt 20w) (5), Huntsman Truck Caps (1350 West Housatonic Street) (6), Pittsfield Travelodge (16 Cheshire Rd) (7), Ramada Limited Inn & Suites Pittsfield (1350 W Housatonic St) (8), Ramada Inn & Suites (1350 West Housatonic Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Berkshire Superior Court- Chief Court Off (24 Wendell Avenue) (1), Pittsfield District Court - Clerk's Office (24 Wendell Avenue) (2), Berkshire County - Superior Court- Probation Ofcr (76 East Street) (3), Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Berkshire Superior Court- Clerk's Office (76 East Street) (4), Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Central Berkshire District Court Adult Proba (24 Wendell Avenue) (5). Display/hide their approximate 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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.6. This is about average.
City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.74. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.74
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.46
U.S.:

4.12

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

PITTSFIELD DPU WATER DEPT (Population served: 43000, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-21-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2002)
  • 52 regular monitoring violations
VIEW DRIVE WATER COMMUNITY (Address: 251 YOKUN RD , Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-01-1997 and JUL-10-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-23-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-2001 and NOV-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2001)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.3%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 37.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.4% for other race residents, 38.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.4%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pittsfield, MA

People in group quarters in Pittsfield in 2010:

  • 501 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 352 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 134 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 47 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in Pittsfield in 2000:

  • 621 people in nursing homes
  • 279 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 110 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 79 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 40 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 36 people in other group homes
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Pittsfield compared to Massachusetts state average:

Pittsfield, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in Pittsfield (2011 data):

  • Berkshire Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $3,955.6 mil, Deposits: $3,176.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 64 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Coltsville Branch at 660 Merril Road, branch established on 1986/09/22; West Street Branch at 99 West Street, branch established on 1818/01/01. 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
  • The Pittsfield Co-operative Bank: Dalton Avenue Branch at 110 Dalton Avenue, branch established on 1999/11/15; The Pittsfield Co-Operative Bank at 70 South Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $230.2 mil, Deposits: $182.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices
  • TrustCo Bank: Pittsfield Branch at 1 Dan Fox Dr, branch established on 2006/09/21; Allendale Branch at 5 Cheshire Rd, Suite 18, 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
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Pittsfield Rte. 7 Stop & Shop Branch at 1 Dan Fox Road, branch established on 2001/09/30; Pittsfield Stop & Shop Branch at 600 Merrill Road, branch established on 2001/09/30. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • NBT Bank, National Association: Free Standing Building Branch at 609 Merrill Road, branch established on 1971/09/11. 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pittsfield, Massachusetts:

  • Travelodge Pittsfield, 16 Cheshire Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201 , Phone: (413) 443-5661, Fax: (413) 443-5866
  • Crowne Plaza Pittsfield, 1 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 , Phone: (413) 499-2000
  • Comfort Inn, 1055 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 , Phone: (413) 443-4714, Fax: (413) 445-7400
  • Patriot Suites Hotel, 8 Dan Fox Dr, Pittsfield, MA 01201 , Phone: (413) 997-3300, Fax: (413) 997-3301
  • Best Western Berkshire Hills Inn And Suites, 1350 W Housatonic, Pittsfield, MA 01201 , Phone: (413) 442-8714
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pittsfield travel time to work - commute


Pittsfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Pittsfield city (based on Berkshire County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.14%
Here67.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents77.0%4.3%4.1%4.1%2.9%
Congregations28.2%4.6%11.5%16.0%7.6%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents2.5%1.0%0.8%0.6%2.7%
Congregations7.6%1.5%2.3%6.1%14.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 23$80,525$42,0131$1,736
Other Government Administration 11$39,316$42,89013$8,276
Judicial and Legal 1$3,015$36,1800$0
Police Protection - Officers 82$505,689$74,0030$0
Police - Other 20$56,694$34,0167$4,820
Firefighters 89$405,496$54,6740$0
Fire - Other 3$7,189$28,7560$0
Streets and Highways 24$101,603$50,8022$4,313
Airports 2$7,660$45,9601$166
Welfare 12$28,330$28,3306$5,446
Health 18$62,652$41,7683$6,604
Sewerage 24$75,077$37,5390$0
Parks and Recreation 9$26,610$35,4802$2,404
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$41,592$45,3730$0
Water Supply 17$57,309$40,4532$5,460
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 672$2,948,818$52,657297$327,039
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 208$504,455$29,10367$102,367
Local Libraries 17$46,496$32,82133$18,653
Other and Unallocable 38$131,613$41,5622$4,027
Totals for Government 1,281$5,130,139$48,058436$491,311

Pittsfield government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $69,235,000 ($1567.54)
    General - Other: $21,711,000 ($491.55)
    Police Protection: $6,351,000 ($143.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,419,000 ($122.69)
    Regular Highways: $3,845,000 ($87.05)
    General Public Buildings: $3,060,000 ($69.28)
    Sewerage: $3,008,000 ($68.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,523,000 ($57.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,281,000 ($51.64)
    Water Utilities: $1,887,000 ($42.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,022,000 ($23.14)
    Financial Administration: $912,000 ($20.65)
    Libraries: $842,000 ($19.06)
    Health - Other: $645,000 ($14.60)
    Central Staff Services: $264,000 ($5.98)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $254,000 ($5.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $203,000 ($4.60)
    Public Welfare - Other: $157,000 ($3.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,145,000 ($71.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,011,000 ($68.17)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($0.20)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $350,000 ($7.92)
    General - Other: $63,000 ($1.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,047,000 ($91.63)
    Regular Highways: $1,316,000 ($29.80)
    General - Other: $872,000 ($19.74)
    Water Utilities: $335,000 ($7.58)
    Sewerage: $230,000 ($5.21)
    Libraries: $45,000 ($1.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000 ($0.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($0.52)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $53,072,000 ($1201.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $66,000 ($1.49)

Pittsfield government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,737,000 ($107.25)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,256,000 ($28.44)
    All Other: $749,000 ($16.96)
    Parking Facilities: $575,000 ($13.02)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $366,000 ($8.29)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $166,000 ($3.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($0.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,510,000 ($34.19)
    All Other: $880,000 ($19.92)
    Education: $115,000 ($2.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,210,000 ($50.04)
    Interest Earnings: $1,247,000 ($28.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $253,000 ($5.73)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,059,000 ($91.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $37,110,000 ($840.20)
    General Local Government Support: $9,008,000 ($203.95)
    All Other: $1,471,000 ($33.30)
    Highways: $1,226,000 ($27.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $461,000 ($10.44)
    Public Welfare: $41,000 ($0.93)
  • Tax - Property: $55,791,000 ($1263.15)
    Other License: $484,000 ($10.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $400,000 ($9.06)

Pittsfield government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,685,000 ($1419.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,985,000 ($1312.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,700,000 ($106.41)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $12,501,000 ($283.03)
    Beginning: $1,000,000 ($22.64)

Pittsfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,787,000 ($198.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,239,000 ($480.87)

3.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.19%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hampden County, MA  0.23% ($35,441 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.15% ($73,234)
from Columbia County, NY  0.12% ($36,952)


4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,035 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.23% ($35,108 average AGI)
to Hampden County, MA  0.21% ($36,750)
to Hampshire County, MA  0.20% ($30,755)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pittsfield:

  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBEC (1420 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WBRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBS (860 AM; 3 kW; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pittsfield:

  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBRK-FM (101.7 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WTBR-FM (89.7 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: PITTSFIELD PUBLIC SCHL. COMMITTEE)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pittsfield:

  • W07AI (Channel 7; PITTSFIELD, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • W35BK (Channel 35; PLAINFIELD, MA; Owner: LYDIA SYLVANE STOCKWELL)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Pittsfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 46
Total length: 89 meters (292ft)
Total costs: $39,474,000
Total average daily traffic: 330,930
Total average daily truck traffic: 24,885
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 522,636

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 2
  • 1900-1909: 6
  • 1910-1919: 4
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 8
  • 1940-1949: 4
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 9
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Pittsfield, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Pittsfield)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pittsfield, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 215 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pittsfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pittsfield)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$148,553345$145,4721,023$144,573219$66,7766$264,16786$141,4779$35,222
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$011$162,54560$174,60010$50,3000$06$264,6671$30,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$123,66768$123,118223$148,19734$46,0290$016$175,8134$49,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$127,37542$147,119181$152,3207$51,7142$503,00016$137,3752$41,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$80,00039$145,1792$157,0000$01$127,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Pittsfield, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED66$147,93926$183,6150$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$192,95214$214,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$200,3756$209,1671$462,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$172,0006$148,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$198,0001$226,0001$226,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 339
  • Hazardous Condition: 517
  • Service Call: 101
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Pittsfield


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pittsfield, MA

Most common first names in Pittsfield, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary78281.5 years
John68273.9 years
William49274.0 years
Joseph41676.4 years
George31876.0 years
James30873.9 years
Robert30568.7 years
Margaret30380.7 years
Elizabeth29579.4 years
Charles28974.4 years
Most common last names in Pittsfield, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12476.6 years
Kelly7578.2 years
Williams7178.1 years
Murphy6978.0 years
Johnson6374.8 years
Brown6274.2 years
Obrien5977.0 years
Martin5980.2 years
White5676.2 years
Jones5574.7 years
Businesses in Pittsfield, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike3
Applebee's1Old Country Buffet1
Ashley Furniture1Panera Bread1
BMW1Penske1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Pier 1 Imports1
Ben & Jerry's1Pizza Hut2
Burger King3RadioShack1
CVS1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid4
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza2Staples1
Dunkin Donuts5Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Subway6
FedEx6T.J.Maxx1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill4Travelodge1
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS9
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets8Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1
New Balance1
Browse common businesses in Pittsfield, MA

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