Berkshire County is located in westernmost Massachusetts. The County Seat is Pittsfield and the largest city is Pittsfield. Berkshire County does not have a county government and does not have an official website The 2014 population estimate is 128,715 and the 2010 census population was 131,272. The land area is 926.83 square miles and there are 141.6 persons per square mile.
93.1% of the population is White, 3.1% is Black or African American, 3.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 90.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 30.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $206,600, there are 55,301 households, an average of 2.24 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,294, the median household income is $48,450, and 12.8% of the persons in Berkshire County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 12,647. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,901,784, and sales per capita were $14,605. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.8%.
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