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Hampshire County, Massachusetts (MA)

County population in 2016: 161,816 (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: 306 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hampshire County: 109.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hampshire County, Massachusetts:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.6%)
  • Asian alone (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.4%)
Median resident age:  36.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.5 years
Males: 75,944  (46.9%)
Females: 85,872  (53.1%)

Hampshire County,MA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hampshire County:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,354 ($46,098 in 1999)

This county:

$64,354
Massachusetts:

$75,297

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $903 (lower quartile is $700, upper quartile is $1,239)
This county:

$903
State:

$1055


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $288,700 (it was $142,600 in 2000)
Hampshire:

$288,700
Massachusetts:

$366,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $217,500 - $378,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $320,222
Here:

$320,222
State:

$451,214

Townhouses or other attached units: $307,049
Here:

$307,049
State:

$418,838

In 2-unit structures: $237,448
Here:

$237,448
State:

$444,053

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $458,870
Here:

$458,870
State:

$427,048

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,644
Here:

$239,644
State:

$429,965

Mobile homes: $68,708
Here:

$68,708
State:

$84,552
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,765
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $670

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 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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $4,360 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,289 (1.6%)

Hampshire County household income distribution in 2009 Hampshire County home values distribution Hampshire County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.3%
Hampshire County:

12.3%
Massachusetts:

10.4%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.4% for American Indian residents, 6.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.0% for other race residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.6 years old
(Males: 36.4 years old, Females: 36.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.7 years old, Black residents: 39.7 years old, American Indian residents: 84.2 years old, Asian residents: 21.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.5 years old, Other race residents: 22.1 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

2012 air pollution in Hampshire County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 9.2 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 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 September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 29,423
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 45.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,064 (50.2% naturalized citizens)

Hampshire County:

7.5%
Whole state:

16.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 4,767
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,361
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,818
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,527
  • 1970 to 1979: 863
  • Before 1970: 2,306
Note: State values scaled to Hampshire County population

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: 37,422
  • One, attached: 2,236
  • Two: 6,649
  • 3 or 4: 4,218
  • 5 to 9: 4,538
  • 10 to 19: 3,342
  • 20 to 49: 2,015
  • 50 or more: 1,681
  • Mobile homes: 989

Housing units in Hampshire County with a mortgage: 24,162 (639 second mortgage, 5,367 home equity loan, 166 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,706

Here:

64.9% with mortgage
State:

69.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hampshire County

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 near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% 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 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) 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 10/2/1994 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
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from Hampshire County center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 253.1 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 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
  • Massachusetts Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 25, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1701: May 16, 2007, FEMA Id: 1701, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hampshire County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (16%)
  • India (8%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hampshire County (%):

  • Irish (11%)
  • Polish (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • French Canadian (6%)
  • American (6%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)

Hampshire County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 53,233 (67.9%)
  • Carpooled: 5,763 (7.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,609 (3.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 30 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 592 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 1,365 (1.7%)
  • Walked: 8,212 (10.5%)
  • Worked at home: 6,640 (8.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $62,494.

6.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

4.13% relocated from other counties in Massachusetts ($22,198 average AGI)
2.77% relocated from other states ($18,282 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

2.77%
Massachusetts average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampden County, MA  2.03% ($38,874 average AGI)
from Franklin County, MA  0.75% ($37,079)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.36% ($39,326)
from Worcester County, MA  0.35% ($29,078)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.19% ($42,892)
from Berkshire County, MA  0.14% ($31,686)
from Hartford County, CT  0.14% ($38,659)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%


0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($305 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

0.14%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

4.38% relocated to other counties in Massachusetts ($21,225 average AGI)
2.82% relocated to other states ($15,024 average AGI)
Hampshire County:

2.82%
Massachusetts average:

2.61%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampden County, MA  2.00% ($38,844 average AGI)
to Franklin County, MA  0.85% ($33,774)
to Worcester County, MA  0.43% ($34,375)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.43% ($32,847)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($27,608)
to Hartford County, CT  0.14% ($44,554)
to Kings County, NY  0.11% ($30,508)

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 2014: 7.2

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 2014: 7.7

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 live births in Hampshire County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 1.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hampshire County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,192)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,155)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,113)
  • Unspecified dementia (955)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (738)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (609)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (606)
  • Congestive heart failure (559)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (544)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (364)

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: 161,816
  • In family households: 103,057 (17,351 male householders, 16,156 female householders)
    24,160 spouses, 35,693 children (33,716 natural, 666 adopted, 1,311 stepchildren), 1,822 grandchildren, 657 brothers or sisters, 1,950 parents, 1,162 other relatives, 4,106 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36,082 (10,976 male householders (6,516 living alone)), 13,684 female householders (11,554 living alone)), 11,422 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 22,677

Size of family households: 15,330 2-persons, 8,436 3-persons, 6,646 4-persons, 2,182 5-persons, 752 6-persons, 161 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,070 1-person, 4,383 2-persons, 1,091 3-persons, 1,081 4-persons, 35 5-persons.

16,009 married couples with children.
6,346 single-parent households (1,637 men, 4,709 women).

88.1% of residents of Hampshire speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 7% 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:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 377
  • 2010 to 2013: 398
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,709
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,945
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,641
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,129
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,872
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,724
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,484
  • 1939 or earlier: 18,811
Note: State values scaled to Hampshire population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hampshire County population
  • 1 room: 466
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 798
  • 4 rooms: 2,427
  • 5 rooms: 6,660
  • 6 rooms: 10,303
  • 7 rooms: 6,710
  • 8 rooms: 4,712
  • 9+ rooms: 5,733
  • 1 room: 1,726
  • 2 rooms: 1,486
  • 3 rooms: 4,401
  • 4 rooms: 5,951
  • 5 rooms: 2,922
  • 6 rooms: 2,037
  • 7 rooms: 820
  • 8 rooms: 424
  • 9+ rooms: 532
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hampshire County population
  • no bedroom: 466
  • 1 bedroom: 1,035
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,726
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,789
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,481
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,371
  • no bedroom: 1,749
  • 1 bedroom: 6,115
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,770
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,277
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,250
  • 5+ bedrooms: 138
Cars and other vehicles available in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hampshire County population
  • no vehicle: 893
  • 1 vehicle: 9,550
  • 2 vehicles: 18,554
  • 3 vehicles: 6,398
  • 4 vehicles: 1,996
  • 5+ vehicles: 477
  • no vehicle: 4,402
  • 1 vehicle: 10,410
  • 2 vehicles: 3,568
  • 3 vehicles: 1,693
  • 4 vehicles: 226
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

79% of Hampshire County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Massachusetts.

Hampshire County:

79.2%
State average:

87.0%

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

  • This state: 104,867
  • Other state: 41,599
  • Northeast: 24,334
  • Midwest: 5,341
  • South: 6,249
  • West: 5,675

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hampshire County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (42.4%)
  • Utility gas (32.1%)
  • Wood (8.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.8%)
  • Electricity (7.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (39.0%)
  • Electricity (37.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.9%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,302
Here:

11.5%
Massachusetts:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 254
Here:

5.0%
Massachusetts:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,787
Here:

25.6%
Massachusetts:

46.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

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
Hampshire County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hampshire County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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"