Berkshire County, Massachusetts 

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Population

124,571

-2.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Median Income

$49,737

Median Home Price

$284,500

Median Age

46.5

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 4.0

summer / winter

MA Gifts

Best Places to Live in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Small city - Extreme western Massachusetts in the Berkshires, 7 miles east of the New York border. July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Berkshire County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: Massachusetts
County: Berkshire County
Metro Area: Pittsfield
City: Pittsfield, North Adams, 33 total
Zip Codes: 01201, 01247, 01230, 01220, 01267, 01226, 01238, 01240, 01225, 01237, 33 total
Cost of Living: -6.5% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1158 ft above sea level
berkshire, MA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Nearby mountains
Outdoor recreation
Low crime rates
Cons
Harsh winters
Isolation
Economy


What Bert Has To Say About Pittsfield Metro Area

An old agricultural and minor industrial center, Pittsfield has evolved into a gateway to the Berkshires. Nearby ski resorts, particularly to the north, draw winter visitors. To the south is the Tanglewood performing arts center in Lenox and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. The town itself is quiet, nondescript, and fairly isolated from big-city amenities, but Albany, NY is about 40 miles west.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Berkshire County is 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Berkshire County jobs have increased by 1.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Berkshire County's cost of living is 6.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Berkshire County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Berkshire County, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Berkshire county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 72.4% to 25.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Berkshire County's population is 124,571 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Berkshire County is Real Estate: $284,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.4%.

SCHOOLS
Berkshire County public schools spend $17,703 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.6 students per teacher in Berkshire County. More Education



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Housing Market in berkshire

It's a good time to buy in Berkshire. Home Appreciation is up 18.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Berkshire is $284,500.
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ZIP CODES IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
01201, 01247, 01230, 01220, 01267, 01226, 01238, 01240, 01225, 01237, 33 total

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