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Alford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles SE of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles N of New York, New York
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01230, 01266
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.235
Longitude -73.413

Alford Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station COPAKE
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station VALATIE 1 N
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
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Alford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 399 100%
Male 188 47.1%
Female 211 52.9%
Under 18 83 20.8%
18+ 316 79.2%
65+ 64 16%
Median Age 49.5
Average Family Size 2.87
White 395 99%
African-American 3 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Alford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 400
Growth 1
Growth % 0.3%

Alford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 15.3%
Italian 13.8%
English 12.9%
German 11.7%
US/American 7.2%
Russian 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
Dutch 3.6%
Hungarian 3.6%
Yugoslavian 3.3%
Polish 3%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Eastern European 2.1%
Swedish 2.1%
Romanian 1.5%
British 1.2%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
European 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Alford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Berkshire Heights (01230)
Hartsville (01230)
Interlaken (01266)
New Marlboro (01230)
New Marlborou (01230)
Risingdale (01230)
Van Deusenville (01230)
West Stockbridge Center (01266)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alford 399 $62,344
Egremont 1,345 $60,104
Great Barrington 7,527 $53,135
Mount Washington 130 $55,750
Sheffield 3,335 $50,944
Stockbridge 2,276 $59,556
West Stockbridge 1,416 $64,464

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