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Population (year 2000): 45,793. Estimated population in July 2005: 43,860 (-4.2% change)
Males: 21,765 (47.5%), Females: 24,028 (52.5%)

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Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $35,655 (year 2000)
Median house value: $100,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Pittsfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.6%)
  • Black (3.7%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (23.4%), Italian (19.6%), French (13.3%), English (11.3%), German (9.4%), Polish (7.9%).Massachusetts

Elevation: 1039 feet

Land area: 40.7 square miles

Pittsfield,

For population 25 years and over in Pittsfield

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pittsfield city

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

3.9% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.5% North America, 0.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,988 (-6.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY Albany, (39.1 miles pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (111.3 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (129.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (4.8 miles Lanesborough, MA (6.0 miles Dalton, MA Lenox, (6.9 miles MA (8.0 miles Hancock, MA (8.7 miles Hinsdale, MA (9.7 miles Richmond, MA (9.7 miles Cheshire,
Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 37 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2000: 39 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2005: 77 buildings, average cost: $157,600

Latitude: 42.45 N, Longitude: 73.25 W

Area code: 413


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.8%), Retail trade (14.2%), Manufacturing (12.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,705 (+12.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,389 (69.0%)


 

Crime in Pittsfield by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2003
Murders 0 0 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.6
Rapes 4 3 20 13
    per 100,000 8.7 6.6 43.7 28.4
Robberies 20 16 32 15
    per 100,000 43.7 34.9 69.9 32.8
Assaults 85 120 25 166
    per 100,000 185.6 262.0 54.6 362.5
Burglaries 328 322 189 109
    per 100,000 716.3 703.2 412.7 238.0
Thefts 989 810 867 441
    per 100,000 2159.7 1768.8 1893.3 963.0
Auto thefts 104 76 105 161
    per 100,000 227.1 166.0 229.3 351.6
208.4 198.8 172.3 183.5

Average climate in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Pittsfield,

Pittsfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Pittsfield 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 20.3 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: Matt White - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Washington Nationals, born: Aug 19, 1977), Suzanne Riccio-Major - (born 1963), former boxer.

Main business address for: BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Pittsfield:
  • BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER INC (725 NORTH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pittsfield:
  • FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA)
  • NORTH ADAMS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER (about 30 miles; BENNINGTON, VT)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pittsfield:
  • ALBANY INTL (about 43 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 44 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 53 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pittsfield:
  • PITTSFIELD MUNI (about 4 miles; PITTSFIELD, MA; ID: PSF)
  • HARRIMAN-AND-WEST (about 17 miles; NORTH ADAMS, MA; ID: AQW)
  • GREAT BARRINGTON (about 22 miles; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; ID: GBR)

Amtrak station:
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 website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 8 $22,941 $34,411 0 $0
Sewerage 27 $81,451 $36,200 0 $0
Health 19 $54,823 $34,625 6 $3,463
Welfare 12 $24,870 $24,870 5 $3,383
Airports 1 $3,737 $44,844 0 $0
Local Libraries 16 $41,470 $31,102 36 $17,741
Other and Unallocable 41 $126,043 $36,890 4 $886
Fire - Other 3 $11,942 $47,768 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 83 $424,174 $61,326 0 $0
Firefighters 87 $381,477 $52,617 0 $0
Police - Other 22 $62,143 $33,896 11 $4,426
Streets and Highways 24 $90,415 $45,207 3 $3,950
Financial Administration 22 $65,490 $35,721 2 $1,966
Other Government Administration 11 $35,037 $38,222 15 $7,844
Judicial and Legal 3 $11,331 $45,324 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 257 $669,401 $31,256 3 $1,906
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 877 $2,562,554 $35,063 8 $13,446
Water Supply 16 $48,179 $36,134 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10 $37,530 $45,036 1 $2,427
Totals for Government 1539 $4,755,008 $37,076 94 $61,436
Colleges/Universities in Pittsfield:
  • BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,506; Location: 1350 WEST ST; Public; Website: www.cc.berkshire.org)
  • MILDRED ELLEY SCHOOL INC (FT enrollment: 35; Location: 7 WHIPPLE ST; Private, for-profit; Website: mebs.nycap.rr.com/)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pittsfield:
  • WILLIAMS COLLEGE (about 17 miles; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,047)
  • WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 34 miles; WESTFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,058)
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 35 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,150)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 6,337)
  • SIENA COLLEGE (about 40 miles; LOUDONVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 3,001)
  • EXCELSIOR COLLEGE (about 43 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,096)
  • THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE (about 43 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 3,116)
Public high schools in Pittsfield:
  • TACONIC HIGH (Students: 1,011; Location: 96 VALENTINE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PITTSFIELD HIGH (Students: 891; Location: 300 EAST STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Pittsfield:
  • ST JOSEPH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 22 MAPLEWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MISS HALL'S SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 492 HOLMES ROAD P.O. BOX 1166; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • MASTERS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: ST LUKE SQ/EAST ST.; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Pittsfield:
  • THEODORE HERBERG MIDDLE (Students: 780; Location: 501 POMEROY AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOHN T REID MIDDLE (Students: 742; Location: 950 NORTH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MORNINGSIDE COMM SCH (Students: 544; Location: 100 BURBANK STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EGREMONT (Students: 486; Location: 84 EGREMONT AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SILVIO O CONTE COMMUNITY (Students: 461; Location: 200 WEST UNION STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CROSBY (Students: 459; Location: 517 WEST STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ALLENDALE (Students: 353; Location: 180 CONNECTICUT AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAMS (Students: 351; Location: 50 BUSHEY ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROBERT T. CAPELESS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 86 BROOKS AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STEARNS (Students: 225; Location: 75 LEBANON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Pittsfield:
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 321; Location: 1 MEADOW LANE; Grades: KG - 4)
  • ST MARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 400 COLUMBUS AVE EXT; Grades: 5 - 8)
  • HILLCREST EDUCATNL CTRS HIGHP (Students: 45; Location: P.O. BOX 4699; Grades: UG - UG; Boys only)
  • SINAI ACAD/BERKSHIRES (Students: 34; Location: P.O.BOX 3273; Grades: KG - 4)
Library in Pittsfield:
  • BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM (Operating income: $812,843; Location: 1 WENDELL AVE.; 159,070 books; 4,725 audio materials; 1,651 video materials; 353 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Pittsfield: Memorial Park (A), Pittsfield Country Club (B), Ponterril (C), Pontoosuc Lake Country Club (D), The Pittsfield Plaza (E), Berkshire Hills Country Club (F), Bousquet Ski Area (G), Camp Stevenson (H), Catamount Ski Area (I), Downing Industrial Park (J), Federico Office Park (K), G E Athletic Association Golf Course (L), Arrowhead (M), Old Central Fire Station (N), Jonathan Edwards Library (O), Berkshire Athenaeum (P), Berkshire County Courthouse (Q), Berkshire County Jail (R), Berkshire Law Library (S), Berkshire Museum (T).

Shopping Centers: A-Z Shopping Center (1), Allendale Shopping Center (2), Pittsfield Mall (3), Pittsfield Mall Shopping Center (4), Pittsfield Plaza Shopping Center (5), Stop and Shop Plaza Shopping Center (6), Berkshire Common Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Pittsfield include: United Methodist Church of Lenox (A), Unitarian Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Christian Assembly Church (D), Tabernacle Baptist Church (E), Cornerstone Baptist Church (F), South Congregational Church (G), Second Congregational Church (H).

Cemeteries: Love of Peace Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), Pittsfield Cemetery (3), East Part Cemetery (4).

Lakes and reservoirs: Pecks Pond (A), Morewood Lake (B), Silver Lake (C), Mud Pond (D), Goodrich Pond (E), West Branch Housatonic River Reservoir (F), Richmond Pond (G), Onota Lake (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Unkamet Brook (A), East Branch Housatonic River (B), Parker Brook (C), Shaker Brook (D), Onota Brook (E), Hathaway Brook (F), Hawthorne Brook (G), West Branch Housatonic River (H), Sykes Brook (I).

Parks in Pittsfield include: Coolidge Playground (1), Sackett Brook Park (2), Osceola Park (3), Clapp Park (4), Burbank Park (5), Henry V Marchisio Memorial Park (6), Wahcohah Park (7), Pontoosuc Park (8), Deming Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Pittsfield compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Pittsfield:
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBEC (1420 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WBRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, 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.)
  • WSBS (860 AM; 3 kW; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Pittsfield:
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WBRK-FM (101.7 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBR-FM (89.7 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: PITTSFIELD PUBLIC SCHL. COMMITTEE)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Pittsfield:
  • W07AI (Channel 7; PITTSFIELD, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)

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