Hampshire County, MA

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2022 Population
153,931
4.87% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.3
7.08% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.6%
0.657% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$84,025
9.18% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$344,200
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
77,806
6.57% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Hampshire County, MA had a population of 154k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $84,025. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hampshire County, MA declined from 161,810 to 153,931, a −4.87% decrease and its median household income grew from $76,959 to $84,025, a 9.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hampshire County, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.75%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.33%), and White (Hispanic) (2.25%).

None of the households in Hampshire County, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Hampshire County, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hampshire County, MA are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (9,752 degrees awarded in 2022), Smith College (946 degrees), and Mount Holyoke College (166939) (834 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hampshire County, MA was $344,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.9%.

Most people in Hampshire County, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Hampshire County, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hampshire County, MA is home to a population of 154k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.75% of Hampshire County, MA residents were born outside of the country (13.5k people).

In 2022, there were 17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (127k people) in Hampshire County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.52k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Hampshire County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hampshire County, MA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hampshire County, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    127k ± 319
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.52k ± 340
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.77k ± 596
6.2%
Hispanic Population
9.54k people

In 2022, there were 17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (127k people) in Hampshire County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.52k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.2% of the people in Hampshire County, MA are hispanic (9.54k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hampshire County, MA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.75%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13.5k people
8.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people

As of 2022, 8.75% of Hampshire County, MA residents (13.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hampshire County, MA was 8.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,884 ± 395
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,221 ± 263
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    997 ± 318

Hampshire County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hampshire County, MA employs 77.8k people. The largest industries in Hampshire County, MA are Educational Services (18,840 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,213 people), and Retail Trade (7,612 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($113,315), Utilities ($98,480), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,949).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

77.8k
2022 Value
± 2,076
−6.57%
1 Year decline
± 4.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hampshire County, MA declined at a rate of −6.57%, from 83.3k employees to 77.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hampshire County, MA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (10,378 people), Management Occupations (8,518 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,803 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

77.8k
2022 Value
± 2,076
−6.57%
1 Year decline
± 4.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hampshire County, MA declined at a rate of −6.57%, from 83.3k employees to 77.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hampshire County, MA, are Educational Services (18,840 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,213 people), and Retail Trade (7,612 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hampshire County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Hampshire County, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,216
Median earning men ± $2,684
$39,585
Median earning women ± $1,687

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,923), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,325), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,566).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,690), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,039), and Wholesale Trade ($67,011).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,797
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 886
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 689
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hampshire County, MA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 71.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (25.2%), followed by Other (1.81%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hampshire County, MA awarded 12,476 degrees. The student population of Hampshire County, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 16,885 male students and 23,033 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hampshire County, MA are White (7,134 and 64.5%), followed by Asian (1,275 and 11.5%), Hispanic or Latino (1,012 and 9.16%), and Unknown (586 and 5.3%).

The largest universities in Hampshire County, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (9,752 and 78.2%), Smith College (946 and 7.58%), and Mount Holyoke College (166939) (834 and 6.68%).

The most popular majors in Hampshire County, MA are Computer Science (721 and 5.78%), General Psychology (571 and 4.58%), and General Business Administration & Management (547 and 4.38%).

The median tuition costs in Hampshire County, MA are $58,380 for private four year colleges, and $16,186 and $37,405 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Hampshire County, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 46.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 39,918 (42.3% men and 57.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 39,918 students enrolled in Hampshire County, MA, 42.3% men and 57.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,603 records, of which 57.5% were women and 42.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 551 degrees awarded
  2. 535 degrees awarded
  3. 442 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hampshire County, MA was General Psychology with 551 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hampshire County, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,752 degrees awarded
  2. 946 degrees awarded
  3. 834 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Massachusetts-Amherst with 9,752 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,042 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hampshire County, MA, which is 0.678 times less than the 7,434 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,134 degrees mean that there were 5.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,275 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($58,380) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($766) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hampshire County, MA was $344,200 in 2022, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $299,600 to $344,200, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Hampshire County, MA is 68.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hampshire County, MA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hampshire County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hampshire County, MA is $84,025. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hampshire County, MA was Census Tract 8212 with a value of $163,750, followed by Census Tract 8225 and Census Tract 8214, with respective values of $114,531 and $112,450.

In 2022, 15.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hampshire County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.254%.

Property

$344,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,016
$42,301
Median Property Taxes
±$1,252

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hampshire County, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.9%
Homeownership
2022
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.9% of the housing units in Hampshire County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8212
  2. Census Tract 8225
  3. Census Tract 8214

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hampshire County, MA was Census Tract 8212 with a value of $163,750, followed by Census Tract 8225 and Census Tract 8214, with respective values of $114,531 and $112,450.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hampshire County, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$84,025
Median Household Income
± $2,156
61.4k
Number of Households
± 1,841

In 2022, the median household income of the 61.4k households in Hampshire County, MA grew to $84,025 from the previous year's value of $76,959.

The following chart displays the households in Hampshire County, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hampshire County, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.4%)
  3. Walked (7.49%)

In 2022, 68.6% of workers in Hampshire County, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.4%) and those who walked to work (7.49%).

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hampshire County, MA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Hampshire County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hampshire County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.254%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hampshire County, MA (14.1k out of 133k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hampshire County, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.4% of the children was living in poverty in Hampshire County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 271 in Hampshire County, MA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 26.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

98% of the population of Hampshire County, MA has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 0.763% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see 728 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.552% increase from the previous year (724 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1312 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 100 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

728 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hampshire County, MA

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see an average of 728 patients per year. This represents a 0.552% increase from the previous year (724 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hampshire County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.4% under 18 years, 27.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.02%
Uninsured
56%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
0.763%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hampshire County, MA declined by 15.7% from 2.4% to 2.02%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.3 in Hampshire County, MA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.1% in Hampshire County, MA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 3.2% in Hampshire County, MA.

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