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Population (year 2000): 14,681. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,010 (-4.6% change)
Males: 6,794 (46.3%), Females: 7,887 (53.7%)

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $27,601 (year 2000)
Median house value: $88,700 (year 2000)

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Races in North Adams:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: French (25.3%), Italian (21.3%), Irish (17.9%), English (10.3%), German (8.2%), French Canadian (8.2%).

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Elevation: 707 feet

Land area: 20.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in North Adams

  • High school or higher: 73.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Adams city

  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

2.3% Foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,279 (-13.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY Albany, (45.8 miles pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (129.5 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (148.2 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (4.7 miles Adams, VT (5.4 miles Stamford, MA (5.8 miles Williamstown, MA (7.4 miles Florida, VT (9.7 miles Pownal, MA (9.7 miles Cheshire,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $186,500

Latitude: 42.69 N, Longitude: 73.12 W

Area code: 413


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.5%), Manufacturing (14.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.9%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8 (+0.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,317 (49.9%)


 

Crime in North Adams by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 2 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 6.8 13.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 21 11 11 15 12 19
    per 100,000 143.0 74.9 74.9 102.2 81.7 129.4
Robberies 4 1 4 7 9 9
    per 100,000 27.2 6.8 27.2 47.7 61.3 61.3
Assaults 81 96 63 73 54 68
    per 100,000 551.7 653.9 429.1 497.2 367.8 463.2
Burglaries 178 168 148 178 224 174
    per 100,000 1212.5 1144.3 1008.1 1212.5 1525.8 1185.2
Thefts 334 297 344 303 277 257
    per 100,000 2275.0 2023.0 2343.2 2063.9 1886.8 1750.6
Auto thefts 32 26 20 24 34 21
    per 100,000 218.0 177.1 136.2 163.5 231.6 143.0
369.0 344.8 312.8 335.1 325.5 327.2


Average climate in North Adams, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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North Adams-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the North Adams city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1995, a category 4 tornado 36.4 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Will Durant - (1885-1981), writer, historian, Jonah Bayliss - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Kansas City Royals, born: Aug 13, 1980).


Hospital/medical center in North Adams:
  • NORTH ADAMS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (HOSPITAL AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near North Adams:
  • SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; BENNINGTON, VT)
  • BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 20 miles; PITTSFIELD, MA)
  • MARY MCCLELLAN HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; CAMBRIDGE, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to North Adams:
  • BARNES MUNI (about 48 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • ALBANY INTL (about 48 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 54 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
Other public-use airports nearest to North Adams:
  • HARRIMAN-AND-WEST (about 4 miles; NORTH ADAMS, MA; ID: AQW)
  • WILLIAM H. MORSE STATE (about 16 miles; BENNINGTON, VT; ID: DDH)
  • PITTSFIELD MUNI (about 23 miles; PITTSFIELD, MA; ID: PSF)

Amtrak station near North Adams:
  • 20 miles: PITTSFIELD (DEPOT ST. BTW NORTH & CENTER STS.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13 $34,037 $31,418 1 $576
Other Government Administration 7 $21,188 $36,322 9 $2,300
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $166
Police Protection - Officers 38 $100,600 $31,768 2 $654
Police - Other 3 $9,500 $38,000 0 $0
Firefighters 25 $91,778 $44,053 2 $1,449
Fire - Other 2 $5,505 $33,030 0 $0
Streets and Highways 23 $55,642 $29,030 0 $0
Airports 0 $0   1 $100
Welfare 4 $9,358 $28,074 1 $399
Health 4 $9,513 $28,539 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 2 $4,053 $24,318 2 $1,887
Parks and Recreation 4 $7,472 $22,416 0 $0
Water Supply 2 $4,863 $29,178 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 350 $930,019 $31,886 142 $55,383
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 89 $159,753 $21,539 35 $11,384
Local Libraries 6 $16,170 $32,340 1 $679
Other and Unallocable 9 $21,560 $28,746 3 $1,728
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $7,746 $30,984 0 $0
Totals for Government 584 $1,488,758 $30,590 201 $76,705


Colleges/Universities in North Adams:
  • MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (Full-time enrollment: 1,287; Location: 375 CHURCH ST; Public; Website: www.mcla.mass.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • CHARLES H MCCANN TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Location: 70 HODGES CROSS RD; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Adams:
  • WILLIAMS COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,047)
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 39 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,150)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 6,337)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 40 miles; AMHERST, MA; FT enrollment: 21,468)
  • WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 41 miles; WESTFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,058)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 42 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • SIENA COLLEGE (about 46 miles; LOUDONVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 3,001)
Public high schools in North Adams:
  • DRURY HIGH (Students: 618; Location: SOUTH CHURCH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CHARLES MCCANN VOC TECH (Students: 440; Location: 70 HODGES CROSS RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in North Adams:
  • SILVIO O CONTE MIDDLE (Students: 511; Location: CHURCH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BRAYTON (Students: 429; Location: BARBOUR STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • J S SULLIVAN (Students: 286; Location: KEMP AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GREYLOCK (Students: 226; Location: PHELPS AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Library in North Adams:
  • NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $319,079; Location: 74 CHURCH ST.; 31,422 books; 1,586 audio materials; 2,911 video materials; 99 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in North Adams: Hardman Industrial Park (A), North Adams Public Library (B), North Adams City Hall (C), North Adams Center (D), Hoosac Tunnel Museum (E), Houghton Memorial Building (F), Artist Center and Gallery (G), YMCA (H), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (I), Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink (J), Eugene L Freel Library (K).

Churches in North Adams include: Warren Brown Zion Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Our Lady of the Incarnation Church (D), Interfaith Church of Cosmogony (E), Bethel Pentecostal Church (F).

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Advent Cemetery (2), Blackington Cemetery (3), Hillside Cemetery (4), Southview Cemetery (5).

Lakes and reservoirs: Witts Pond (A), North Branch Hoosic River Reservoir (B), Notch Reservoir (C), Upper Reservoir (D), Lower Reservoir (E), Windsor Lake (F), Mount Williams Reservoir (G).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sherman Brook (A), Notch Brook (B), Tunnel Brook (C), North Branch Hoosic River (D), Hudson Brook (E), Hunterfield Brook (F), Azimuth Brook (G), Wheeler Brook (H), Bowerman Creek (I).

Parks in North Adams include: Historic Valley Park (1), Kemp Park (2), Cascade Park (3), Church Street Historic District (4), Noel Field (5), Church Street-Cady Hill Historic District (6), Freeman Grove Historic District (7), Heritage Park (8), Normal School Historic District (9).


North Adams compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in North Adams:
  • WNAW (1230 AM; 1 kW; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Adams:
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJJW (91.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: MASS., COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WCFM (91.9 FM; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA; Owner: THE PRES. & TRUSTEES OF WILLIAMS COL)

TV broadcast stations around North Adams:
  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)

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