For population 25 years and over in Sheffield:
For population 15 years and over in Sheffield town:
87 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bristol, CT (36.1 miles , pop. 60,062).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (92.8 miles , pop. 222,611).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (100.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Canaan, CT (2.2 miles ), Mount Washington, MA (2.3 miles) , New Marlborough, MA (2.4 miles ), North Canaan, CT (2.4 miles ), Southfield, MA (2.5 miles) , Great Barrington, MA (2.6 miles ), Egremont, MA (2.6 miles ), Monterey, MA (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.10 N, Longitude: 73.36 W
Area code: 413
Crime rates in Sheffield (2001):
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Crime rates in Sheffield (2003):
Work and jobs in Sheffield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sheffield-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Sheffield 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 11.9 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:Sheffield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly 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 76.9 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 57.9 miles away from Sheffield center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.6 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 61.1 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 52.3 miles away from Sheffield center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 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).
Birthplace of: David Joyce - Businessman, Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Sheffield: Frederick N. Deland.
Hospitals/medical centers near Sheffield:
Airports located in Sheffield:
Local government website: www.town.sheffield.ma.us
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheffield:
Public high school in Sheffield:
Private high school in Sheffield:
See full list of schools located in Sheffield, School District: SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE
Public elementary/middle schools in Sheffield:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.5. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.2. This is about average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.73. This is about average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.974. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Sheffield and their reported violations in the past:SHEFFIELD WATER COMPANY (Population served: 961, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:BERKSHIRE SCHOOL (Population served: 390, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
12 people in other group homes in 2000
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
Sheffield compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Sheffield (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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 Sheffield town (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
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Sheffield:
Strongest FM radio stations in Sheffield:
TV broadcast stations around Sheffield:
See more detailed statistics of Sheffield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 20See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sheffield, MA
Total length: 54 meters (177ft)
Total costs: $19,352,000
Total average daily traffic: 34,440
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,717
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 54,392
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sheffield)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sheffield)
FAA Registered Aircraft:6
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.