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Hampshire County, Massachusetts (MA)

County population in 2019: 160,830 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 152,251 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,294
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,707
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 36,367
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,701 (it was 19,624 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

38%

Land area: 529 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 304 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hampshire County: 108.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (40.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hampshire County, MA (2019)
    • 133,56583.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,4305.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8,9015.5%Asian alone
    • 5,5243.4%Two or more races
    • 2,9491.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2890.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1220.08%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 500.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years
Males: 74,518  (46.3%)
Females: 86,312  (53.7%)
Average household size:
Hampshire County:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $74,778 ($46,098 in 1999)
This county:

$74,778
Massachusetts:

$85,843

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $974 (lower quartile is $688, upper quartile is $1,360)
This county:

$974
State:

$1201


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $291,300 (it was $142,600 in 2000)
Hampshire:

$291,300
Massachusetts:

$418,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $221,600 - $387,800

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $317,117
Here:

$317,117
State:

$507,994

Townhouses or other attached units: $248,994
Here:

$248,994
State:

$489,464

In 2-unit structures: $281,305
Here:

$281,305
State:

$533,120

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $334,043
Here:

$334,043
State:

$552,437

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $212,278
Here:

$212,278
State:

$518,368

Mobile homes: $72,097
Here:

$72,097
State:

$103,666

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,821
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $701

Institutionalized population: 1,268
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Health of residents in Hampshire County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
68.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
46.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
55.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
72.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Hampshire County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
81.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
50.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
79.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 152 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 368 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 1998: 391 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 1999: 432 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2000: 356 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2001: 370 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2002: 470 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2003: 456 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2004: 477 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2005: 438 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2006: 360 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2007: 303 buildings, average cost: $214,800
  • 2008: 184 buildings, average cost: $256,200
  • 2009: 177 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2010: 232 buildings, average cost: $241,800
  • 2011: 121 buildings, average cost: $274,500
  • 2012: 144 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2013: 163 buildings, average cost: $239,600
  • 2014: 164 buildings, average cost: $230,200
  • 2015: 169 buildings, average cost: $241,000
  • 2016: 240 buildings, average cost: $261,400
  • 2017: 215 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2018: 222 buildings, average cost: $267,300
  • 2019: 158 buildings, average cost: $299,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Hampshire, MA residents
Average permit cost in Hampshire, MA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,669 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,420 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Hampshire, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hampshire, MA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hampshire, MA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.2%
Hampshire County:

11.2%
Massachusetts:

9.4%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.9% for American Indian residents, 10.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.2% for other race residents, 17.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 37.7 years old
(Males: 36.4 years old, Females: 38.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.1 years old, Black residents: 34.1 years old, American Indian residents: 38.9 years old, Asian residents: 21.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.1 years old, Other race residents: 34.8 years old)

Area name: Springfield, MA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hampshire County is $629 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $799 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $956 a month.

Cities in this county include: Amherst, Northampton, South Hadley, Amherst Center, Easthampton Town, Easthampton, Ware, North Amherst, Southampton, South Amherst.

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

2018 air pollution in Hampshire County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Allegan County, Michigan , Bear Lake County, Idaho , Black Hawk County, Iowa , Ontario County, New York , Jones County, Iowa .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Massachusetts:

6.2%

Unemployment by year in Hampshire, MA
County total employment by year in Hampshire, MA
County average yearly wages by year in Hampshire, MA

Current college students: 29,423
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 52.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,116 (51.1% naturalized citizens)

Hampshire County:

8.8%
Whole state:

17.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,0652010 or later
  • 3,6932000 to 2009
  • 2,1331990 to 1999
  • 2,5271980 to 1989
  • 8631970 to 1979
  • 2,306Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.5%

Hampshire County marital status for males Hampshire County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 39,854
  • One, attached: 3,857
  • Two: 5,118
  • 3 or 4: 5,079
  • 5 to 9: 3,797
  • 10 to 19: 2,661
  • 20 to 49: 1,965
  • 50 or more: 967
  • Mobile homes: 1,062

Housing units in Hampshire County with a mortgage: 25,543 (404 second mortgage, 4,179 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,025

Here:

61.0% with mortgage
State:

68.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hampshire County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,64322
Mainline Protestant8,45445
Other4,72227
Evangelical Protestant3,12822
Black Protestant291
None91,104-
Hampshire County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Hampshire County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
This county:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Hampshire County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 158
This county:

10.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hampshire County:

7.3%
Massachusetts:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Hampshire County:

21.7%
State:

22.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

16.5%

Agriculture in Hampshire County:

Average size of farms: 94 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,722
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1216.50
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $57,101
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,507
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 45.43%
Corn for grain: 1289 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,412 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 266 acres

Earthquake activity:

Hampshire County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 70% 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 142.4 miles away from Hampshire County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 160.8 miles away from the county 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 159.6 miles away from the county 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 96.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 132.9 miles away from Hampshire County 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 17.7 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Massachusetts Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4496, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4110: April 19, 2013, FEMA Id: 4110, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3350: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3350, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3343: November 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 3343, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Massachusetts Severe Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4051: January 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4051, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Storm
  • Massachusetts Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4028: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4028, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Massachusetts Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3330: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3330, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 11, 2011 to January 12, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1959: March 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1959, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 18, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1813: January 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1813, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 18, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3296: December 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 3296, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hampshire 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).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Hampshire

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 55,394 (72.5%)
  • Carpooled: 5,790 (7.6%)
  • Bus: 2,336 (3.1%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 64 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 343 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 635 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 7,184 (9.4%)
  • Worked at home: 4,643 (6.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (16%)
  • India (9%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Cabo Verde (4%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hampshire County


  • American (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Polish (9%)
  • French Canadian (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in 2000:

  • 16,282 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,059 people in nursing homes
  • 245 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 210 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 115 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 112 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 58 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 26 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in 2010:

  • 19,016 people in college/university student housing
  • 915 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 249 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 192 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 192 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 68 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 53 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 35 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 31 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 31 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $77,631.

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($304 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

4.17% relocated from other counties in Massachusetts ($29,563 average AGI)
2.58% relocated from other states ($23,430 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

2.58%
Massachusetts average:

2.35%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampden County, MA  2.24% ($46,371 average AGI)
from Franklin County, MA  0.70% ($42,432)
from Worcester County, MA  0.34% ($47,054)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.29% ($68,366)
from Hartford County, CT  0.17% ($54,301)
from Berkshire County, MA  0.15% ($35,169)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.12% ($45,446)


7.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

0.06%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

4.25% relocated to other counties in Massachusetts ($25,897 average AGI)
3.08% relocated to other states ($25,697 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

3.08%
Massachusetts average:

2.86%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampden County, MA  2.14% ($44,170 average AGI)
to Franklin County, MA  0.79% ($43,790)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.34% ($45,114)
to Worcester County, MA  0.31% ($43,043)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.21% ($49,250)
to Hartford County, CT  0.15% ($66,269)
to Berkshire County, MA  0.13% ($38,278)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 6.8

Births per 1000 population in Hampshire County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Hampshire County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hampshire County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 1.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hampshire County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hampshire County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hampshire County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hampshire County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hampshire County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hampshire County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,274 (18,366 aged, 3,908 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 633 (2%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in 1999 - 2019:

  • Unspecified dementia (1,605)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,499)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,454)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,384)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (948)
  • Congestive heart failure (793)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (756)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (740)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (651)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (450)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.3
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,874
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 101
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,322

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 788
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 738
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 27

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 64.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 23.3
  • Poisoning - 19.5
  • Other - 21.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 160,830
  • Male householders: 27,674 (7,248 living alone), Female householders: 32,328 (10,452 living alone)
  • 27,449 spouses (26,809 opposite-sex spouses), 4,600 unmarried partners, (4,174 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 31,970 children (30,195 natural, 868 adopted, 907 stepchildren), 1,877 grandchildren, 318 brothers or sisters, 1,256 parents, 49 foster children, 1,367 other relatives, 8,189 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 23,753

Size of family households: 17,348 2-persons, 7,939 3-persons, 6,960 4-persons, 2,124 5-persons, 577 6-persons, 246 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,700 1-person, 4,406 2-persons, 1,391 3-persons, 1,311 4-persons.

14,605 married couples with children.
5,814 single-parent households (1,320 men, 4,494 women).

87.0% of residents of Hampshire speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
5.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $842,836,000 ($5,477 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $88,079,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $302,026,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $169,354,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,543,000
Federal grants: $211,293,000
Federal procurement contracts: $72,710,000 ($56,220,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $85,910,000 ($11,239,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $69,296,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $26,339,000
Federal Government insurance: $62,393,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,677
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

67 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,352
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,536
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+25 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,600
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State -37 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hampshire County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.29 millions of gallons per day (52% from ground, 48% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Year house built in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • 1,5342014 or later
  • 1,1692010 to 2013
  • 3,8762000 to 2009
  • 7,1581990 to 1999
  • 8,1891980 to 1989
  • 8,6751970 to 1979
  • 7,2951960 to 1969
  • 6,7651950 to 1959
  • 2,2341940 to 1949
  • 17,4651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • 881 room
  • 1482 rooms
  • 1,1363 rooms
  • 3,3884 rooms
  • 8,5075 rooms
  • 8,0256 rooms
  • 8,3337 rooms
  • 5,5478 rooms
  • 6,3969+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • 7241 room
  • 1,8632 rooms
  • 2,5483 rooms
  • 4,8134 rooms
  • 4,7415 rooms
  • 2,3436 rooms
  • 5567 rooms
  • 6488 rooms
  • 1989+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • 88no bedroom
  • 1,2421 bedroom
  • 9,2272 bedrooms
  • 19,8643 bedrooms
  • 9,4804 bedrooms
  • 1,6675+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • 724no bedroom
  • 5,8321 bedroom
  • 6,9412 bedrooms
  • 2,9043 bedrooms
  • 2,0094 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hampshire County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hampshire County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 424no vehicle
  • 11,4871 vehicle
  • 20,2752 vehicles
  • 7,1883 vehicles
  • 1,3784 vehicles
  • 8165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hampshire County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hampshire County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,688no vehicle
  • 10,2291 vehicle
  • 3,5112 vehicles
  • 9313 vehicles
  • 8774 vehicles
  • 1985+ vehicles

78.7% of Hampshire County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Massachusetts.

Hampshire County:

78.7%
State average:

87.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 95,677
  • Other state: 47,564
  • Northeast: 29,710
  • Midwest: 5,391
  • South: 7,484
  • West: 4,979
Year householders moved into unit in Hampshire County, MA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hampshire County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 43.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.6%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 9.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 40.1%Electricity
  • 31.4%Utility gas
  • 12.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,261
Here:

11.7%
Massachusetts:

8.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 453
Here:

7.2%
Massachusetts:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,360
Here:

26.8%
Massachusetts:

47.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,855
  • Number of aged recipients: 436
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,419
  • Number of recipients under 18: 350
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,022
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 483
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,210
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,399
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 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 ORIGINATED286$205,629915$199,2913,310$192,351517$101,22827$461,148226$193,61514$46,357
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$185,93873$203,658188$190,58032$82,1884$491,25020$155,7506$81,833
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$187,316116$188,974803$206,752101$85,3073$610,66741$164,1955$43,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$205,81599$191,485475$207,24831$127,4841$90,00026$172,0380$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$170,25037$206,730199$195,20618$161,1670$010$154,3002$73,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED137$233,51171$255,6340$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED41$230,70737$286,2702$253,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED22$262,31825$246,3600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$322,2509$205,7780$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$275,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hampshire, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hampshire, MA - Value
Most common first names in Hampshire County, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,24174.9 years
Mary1,14982.1 years
Joseph78276.1 years
William76275.6 years
Helen65280.6 years
Edward63573.9 years
Robert54470.9 years
George53476.2 years
Charles47975.8 years
Anna46484.0 years
Most common last names in Hampshire County, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22578.6 years
Sullivan14077.4 years
Miller11477.2 years
Johnson11477.1 years
Brown11177.8 years
Clark9177.2 years
Murphy8676.6 years
White7878.0 years
Ryan7677.1 years
King7575.4 years
Businesses in Hampshire County, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3MasterBrand Cabinets2
ALDI1McDonald's5
AT&T2New Balance4
Ace Hardware3New York & Co1
Advance Auto Parts2Nike4
Aeropostale1Nissan1
American Eagle Outfitters1Old Navy1
Applebee's1Pac Sun1
AutoZone1Panera Bread1
Barnes & Noble1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1Penske2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Pier 1 Imports1
Blockbuster1Quality1
Burger King3Quiznos1
CVS7RadioShack3
Chevrolet1Rite Aid3
Clarion1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Sprint Nextel1
Curves1Staples2
Domino's Pizza2Starbucks3
Dunkin Donuts18Stop & Shop3
Econo Lodge1Subaru1
Famous Footwear1Subway15
FedEx22T-Mobile5
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T.J.Maxx1
Ford1Taco Bell2
GNC2Talbots1
GameStop3Target1
Goodwill3Toyota1
H&R Block4Toys"R"Us1
Hilton1Trader Joe's1
Holiday Inn1True Value3
Home Depot1U-Haul10
Honda1UPS35
Howard Johnson1Urban Outfitters1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York3Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens4
Knights Inn2Walmart3
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lowe's2Whole Foods Market1
Marriott1YMCA1
Marshalls1

Hampshire County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"