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Hampshire County, Massachusetts (MA)

County population in 2017: 161,834 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hampshire County: 108.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hampshire County, MA (2017)
    • 135,28288.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,1366.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8,6205.7%Asian alone
    • 4,4923.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,0452.7%Two or more races
    • 1640.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 950.06%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years
Males: 74,979  (46.3%)
Females: 86,855  (53.7%)
Average household size:
Hampshire County:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,989 ($46,098 in 1999)
This county:

$67,989
Massachusetts:

$77,385

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $983 (lower quartile is $739, upper quartile is $1,281)
This county:

$983
State:

$1084


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $273,200 (it was $142,600 in 2000)
Hampshire:

$273,200
Massachusetts:

$385,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $213,200 - $360,500

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $311,239
Here:

$311,239
State:

$481,855

Townhouses or other attached units: $320,835
Here:

$320,835
State:

$464,513

In 2-unit structures: $387,328
Here:

$387,328
State:

$452,265

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $211,437
Here:

$211,437
State:

$450,840

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $201,987
Here:

$201,987
State:

$471,079

Mobile homes: $100,098
Here:

$100,098
State:

$117,333

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,698
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $720

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:

  • 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
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 2017: $4,137 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,394 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Hampshire, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hampshire, MA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hampshire, MA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.6%
Hampshire County:

9.6%
Massachusetts:

10.5%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.1% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.2% for American Indian residents, 6.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 14.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.8 years old
(Males: 35.3 years old, Females: 36.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.9 years old, Black residents: 21.9 years old, American Indian residents: 20.4 years old, Asian residents: 21.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.0 years old, Other race residents: 20.6 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 September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Massachusetts:

3.1%

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: 95.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 47.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 16,058 (47.1% naturalized citizens)

Hampshire County:

9.9%
Whole state:

16.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5,7812010 or later
  • 3,3232000 to 2009
  • 2,5741990 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: 39,709
  • One, attached: 2,414
  • Two: 5,270
  • 3 or 4: 5,944
  • 5 to 9: 3,197
  • 10 to 19: 3,416
  • 20 to 49: 1,999
  • 50 or more: 1,325
  • Mobile homes: 526

Housing units in Hampshire County with a mortgage: 25,067 (399 second mortgage, 4,188 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,296

Here:

64.1% with mortgage
State:

69.9% 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 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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hampshire

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 53,842 (68.5%)
  • Carpooled: 5,201 (6.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,996 (5.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 321 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 1,094 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 7,213 (9.2%)
  • Worked at home: 6,912 (8.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (16%)
  • India (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hampshire County


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

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 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 population 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
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 - 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: 161,834
  • In family households: 111,326 (18,638 male householders, 18,974 female householders)
    28,999 spouses, 36,143 children (35,005 natural, 705 adopted, 433 stepchildren), 1,505 grandchildren, 1,773 brothers or sisters, 1,254 parents, 937 other relatives, 3,103 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27,594 (8,735 male householders (6,549 living alone)), 11,501 female householders (8,964 living alone)), 7,358 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 22,914

Size of family households: 19,473 2-persons, 7,555 3-persons, 7,359 4-persons, 2,443 5-persons, 432 6-persons, 350 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,513 1-person, 3,434 2-persons, 580 3-persons, 652 4-persons, 57 5-persons.

16,034 married couples with children.
5,606 single-parent households (826 men, 4,780 women).

87.7% of residents of Hampshire speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 4% 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:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Year house built in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • 9032014 or later
  • 1,1382010 to 2013
  • 5,2482000 to 2009
  • 6,9481990 to 1999
  • 9,5771980 to 1989
  • 7,9711970 to 1979
  • 6,8721960 to 1969
  • 6,4871950 to 1959
  • 2,8081940 to 1949
  • 15,8481939 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
  • 111 room
  • 892 rooms
  • 1,7503 rooms
  • 3,6724 rooms
  • 7,0385 rooms
  • 9,1656 rooms
  • 6,9907 rooms
  • 5,3488 rooms
  • 5,3009+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • 9791 room
  • 1,4992 rooms
  • 3,8193 rooms
  • 4,6134 rooms
  • 4,7385 rooms
  • 1,3436 rooms
  • 7507 rooms
  • 7008 rooms
  • 449+ 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
  • 75no bedroom
  • 1,2941 bedroom
  • 8,5062 bedrooms
  • 20,0113 bedrooms
  • 7,6884 bedrooms
  • 1,7895+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • 1,013no bedroom
  • 5,5111 bedroom
  • 7,5512 bedrooms
  • 3,0263 bedrooms
  • 1,2434 bedrooms
  • 1415+ 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
  • 541no vehicle
  • 10,8401 vehicle
  • 17,7492 vehicles
  • 6,8353 vehicles
  • 2,6244 vehicles
  • 7745+ 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
  • 2,885no vehicle
  • 9,3831 vehicle
  • 5,0822 vehicles
  • 2973 vehicles
  • 5724 vehicles
  • 2665+ vehicles

80.6% of Hampshire County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Massachusetts.

Hampshire County:

80.6%
State average:

86.7%

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

  • This state: 99,183
  • Other state: 44,698
  • Northeast: 27,034
  • Midwest: 5,578
  • South: 8,298
  • West: 3,788
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
  • 44.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 28.6%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 33.7%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 788
Here:

7.5%
Massachusetts:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 368
Here:

5.6%
Massachusetts:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,664
Here:

25.9%
Massachusetts:

47.7%

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"