North Adams, MA

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Population

13,211

0.863% decline

Median Age

43.1


Median Household Income

$38,774

18.2% growth

Poverty Rate

17.8%


Number of Employees

5,970

4.39% growth

Median Property Value

$147,500

1.27% decline

About

In 2017, North Adams, MA had a population of 13.2k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $38,774. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of North Adams, MA declined from 13,326 to 13,211, a -0.863% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,804 to $38,774, a 18.2% increase.

The population of North Adams, MA is 89.9% White Alone, 4.06% Two or More Races, and 3.67% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in North Adams, MA speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Adams, MA are Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (407 degrees awarded in 2016) and Charles H McCann Technical School (44 degrees).

The median property value in North Adams, MA is $147,500, and the homeownership rate is 55.3%. Most people in North Adams, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in North Adams, MA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of North Adams, MA employs 5.97k people. The largest industries in North Adams, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,182 people), Educational Services (998 people), and Retail Trade (763 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($75,972), Public Administration ($43,750), and Manufacturing ($41,436).

Median household income in North Adams, MA is $38,774. Males in North Adams, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in North Adams, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,774

2017 value

± $3,819

18.2%

1 Year Growth

± 19.5%

Households in North Adams, MA have a median annual income of $38,774, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,804 in 2016, which represents a 18.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for North Adams, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9353

  2. Census Tract 9215

  3. Census Tract 9214

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Adams, MA was Census Tract 9353 with a value of $45,481, followed by Census Tract 9215 and Census Tract 9214, with respective values of $42,358 and $37,255.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Adams, MA (2.16k out of 12.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,707 ± 317

  2. Two Or More

    378 ± 172

  3. Hispanic

    202 ± 128

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.97k

2017 Value

± 510

4.39%

1 Year growth

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Adams, MA grew at a rate of 4.39%, from 5.72k employees to 5.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Adams, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (793 people), Sales & Related Occupations (590 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (569 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Adams, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of North Adams, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (793 people), Sales & Related Occupations (590 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (569 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, North Adams, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (3.55 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.08 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of North Adams, MA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,896), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($71,000), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($55,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.97k

2017 Value

± 510

4.39%

1 Year growth

± 11.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Adams, MA grew at a rate of 4.39%, from 5.72k employees to 5.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Adams, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,182 people), Educational Services (998 people), and Retail Trade (763 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Adams, MA, though some of these residents may live in North Adams, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in North Adams, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,182 people), Educational Services (998 people), and Retail Trade (763 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, North Adams, MA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.8 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.43 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in North Adams, MA, by median earnings, are Information ($75,972), Public Administration ($43,750), and Manufacturing ($41,436).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $31.5B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $24.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $31.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($27.2B) and Electronics ($24.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$240B

2015 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $240B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.2B

  2. $13.2B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $13.2B, followed by New York with $13.2B and Connecticut and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.4% of the population of North Adams, MA has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 0.611% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of North Adams, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in North Adams, MA see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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954 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.63%

Uninsured

43.6%

Employer Coverage

26.1%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

0.611%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Adams, MA declined by 19.3% from 4.5% to 3.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in North Adams, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

North Adams, MA is home to a population of 13.2k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of North Adams, MA residents were born outside of the country (541 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of North Adams, MA is composed of 11.9k White Alone residents (89.9%), 537 Two or More Races residents (4.06%), 485 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.67%), 211 Black or African American Alone residents (1.6%), 81 Asian Alone residents (0.613%), 21 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.159%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in North Adams, MA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.9

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in North Adams, MA was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in North Adams, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all North Adams, MA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    541 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of North Adams, MA residents (541 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Adams, MA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of North Adams, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in North Adams, MA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.9k ± 324

  2. Two or More Races

    537 ± 250

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    485 ± 204

In 2017, there were 22.1 times more White Alone residents (11.9k people) in North Adams, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 537 Two or More Races and 485 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in North Adams, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of North Adams, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in North Adams, MA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of North Adams, MA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    325 ± 85

  2. Korea

    163 ± 90

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    44 ± 41

North Adams, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in North Adams, MA awarded 451 degrees. The student population of North Adams, MA is skewed towards women, with 617 male students and 1,076 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Adams, MA are White (356 and 78.9%), followed by Black or African American (30 and 6.65%), Hispanic or Latino (23 and 5.1%), and Two or More Races (19 and 4.21%).

The largest universities in North Adams, MA by number of degrees awarded are Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (407 and 90.2%) and Charles H McCann Technical School (44 and 9.76%).

The most popular majors in North Adams, MA are General Business Administration & Management (78 and 17.3%), General English Language & Literature (47 and 10.4%), and General Biological Sciences (40 and 8.87%).

The median tuition costs in North Adams, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $1,030 and $9,975 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in North Adams, MA was General Biological Sciences with 40 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 407 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

$1,030

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the North Adams, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with 407 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

164

Degrees Awarded to Men

287

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 164 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Adams, MA, which is 0.571 times less than the 287 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    356 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in North Adams, MA were to White students. These 356 degrees mean that there were 11.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Adams, MA was $147,500 in 2017, which is 0.678 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $149,400 to $147,500, a 1.27% decrease. The homeownership rate in North Adams, MA is 55.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in North Adams, MA have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in North Adams, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,774

Median Household Income

± $3,819

5.84k

Number of Households

± 512

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.84k households in North Adams, MA grew to $38,774 from the previous year's value of $32,804.

The following chart displays the households in North Adams, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$147,500

2017 Median

± $8,450

$149,400

2016 Median

± $9,485

In 2017, the median property value in North Adams, MA declined from to $147,500 from the previous year's value of $149,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in North Adams, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Adams, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in North Adams, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Adams, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

55.3%

2017 Homeownership

54.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.3% of the housing units in North Adams, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in North Adams, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in North Adams, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in North Adams, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Adams, MA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.894% of the workforce in North Adams, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.8%

  2. Walked

    11.9%

  3. Carpooled

    5.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in North Adams, MA was Drove Alone (75.8%), followed by those who Walked (11.9%) and those who Carpooled (5.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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