Berkshire County , Massachusetts

Berkshire County: County in Massachusetts, United States

Berkshire County locator map
Location of Berkshire County on Massachusetts map.

About

Berkshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 131,219 and a population density of 54 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 124,571 inhabitants. Its county seat is Pittsfield. The county was created 260 years ago in 1760.

Berkshire County Courthouse 2 image
Berkshire County Courthouse 2
Berkshire County Courthouse 2 image

Geography

Berkshire County is located at 42°22'14"N 73°12'23"W (42.3706700, -73.2064000). It has 8 neighbors: Franklin County, Litchfield County, Hampden County, Hampshire County, Columbia County, Dutchess County, Rensselaer County and Bennington County.

Berkshire County map

The largest city of Berkshire County is Pittsfield with a population of 41,834. Other cities include, North Adams population 12,737, Lanesborough population 2,925, Hinsdale population 1,902 and Otis population 1,531. See all Berkshire County cities & populated places.

Weather

Berkshire County forecast: Rain. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. more

Berkshire County Quick Facts

Population : 124,571 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
Area : 2451 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.1%
Land as percent of area : 97.9%
Named for : Berkshire
Altitude : 1,007 feet / 307 meters
Capital : Pittsfield
Establishment : January 01, 1761
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:11:00 (26th October 2021)
Density : 51 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.34% (2010-2020)
Weather : 51℉ Light Rain 7-days weather

Berkshire County has 8 neighbours.

  • Pittsfield

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Berkshire County decreased by 5.34% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 131,219 - census
2011 130,547 -0.51% estimation process
2012 130,284 -0.2% estimation process
2013 129,488 -0.61% estimation process
2014 128,856 -0.49% estimation process
2015 127,858 -0.78% estimation process
2016 127,067 -0.62% estimation process
2017 126,353 -0.57% estimation process
2018 125,901 -0.36% estimation process
2019 124,944 -0.77% estimation process
2020 124,571 -0.3% estimation process

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People born in Berkshire County (10)

People born in Berkshire County, including West coast jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, and arranger Shorty Rogers, politician Henry C. Martindale, Mayor, pioneer E. B. Farnum, you can see a list of people who born in Berkshire County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Berkshire County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Berkshire County.

City Name Population Title
Pittsfield 41,834 City in Massachusetts
North Adams 12,737 City in Massachusetts, United States
Adams 7,955 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Williamstown 7,631 Town in Massachusetts
Great Barrington 6,976 Town in Massachusetts
Dalton 6,479 Town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Lee 5,629 Town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Lenox 4,933 Town of Massachusetts, United States
Sheffield 3,112 Town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Cheshire 3,105 Town in Massachusetts
Lanesborough 2,925 City in Massachusetts, United States
Hinsdale 1,902 City in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Stockbridge 1,883 Town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Becket 1,707 Town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Otis 1,531 City in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States of America
New Marlborough 1,450 Town in Massachusetts, USA

Massachusetts Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Middlesex County 1,609,379 County in Massachusetts, United States
Worcester County 829,212 County in Massachusetts, United States
Suffolk County 801,582 County in Massachusetts, United States
Essex County 791,263 County in Massachusetts, United States
Norfolk County 709,409 County in Massachusetts, United States
Boston 691,531 City in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States
South Boston 571,281 Town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States
Bristol County 566,765 County in Massachusetts, United States
Plymouth County 523,738 County in Massachusetts, United States
Hampden County 463,986 County in Massachusetts, United States
Barnstable County 213,164 County in Massachusetts, United States
Worcester 184,570 County seat city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Hampshire County 161,401 County in Massachusetts, United States
Springfield 152,646 City in and county seat of Sangamon County, Illinois, United States and Illinois federated state capital city
Cambridge 119,192 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Lowell 110,904 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States