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People

Total Population 1,790
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 21.2%
Employed Population 16+ 992
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 57.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,966
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,643
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,222
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,273
Median House Value $230,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 23.1%

Becket Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01223
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.331
Longitude -73.094

Becket Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHESTER 2
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches
Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Becket Corners (01223)

Sherwood Forest (01223)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chester 727 $60,208
Hinsdale 2,161 $73,636
Lee 1,914 $47,083
Middlefield 514 $91,250
Peru 871 $78,875
Washington 546 $72,083

Becket Public Libraries

Library
Becket Athenaeum, Inc.
"3367 MAIN STREET, ROUTE 8"
Becket, Massachusetts
(413) 623-5483

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