Hinsdale, Massachusetts

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Hinsdale, Massachusetts

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High Points

Hinsdale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Hinsdale Low Property Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 16% Hinsdale Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Hinsdale Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Hinsdale Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Hinsdale College Educated Adults
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Hinsdale Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Hinsdale, Massachusetts

Comparing Hinsdale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 3
Well-Paid Single Women 8 2
Age of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 1
Senior Citizens 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 4
Portion of People Married 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 3
Median Family Income 8 2
People in Middle Class or Better 8 2
People Above Poverty 7 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 9
Working at Home 5 3
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 4 7
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Affordability of Rents 3 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Hinsdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01235
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.438
Longitude -73.125

Hinsdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 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
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 24.9 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
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Hinsdale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,872 100%
Male 950 50.7%
Female 922 49.3%
Under 18 480 25.6%
18+ 1,392 74.4%
65+ 211 11.3%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,831 97.8%
African-American 10 0.5%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 26 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.3%

Estimated Hinsdale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,811
Growth -61
Growth % -3.3%

Hinsdale 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 18.9%
Italian 12.4%
English 11.9%
French (except Basque) 11.8%
German 11.2%
Polish 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
French Canadian 4.6%
US/American 3.4%
Scottish 2.1%
Swedish 1.7%
Dutch 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Russian 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
European 0.9%
Barbadian 0.9%
Northern European 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
British 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hinsdale 1,872 $51,118
Becket 1,755 $53,417
Dalton 6,892 $59,717
Peru 821 $51,071
Pittsfield 45,793 $46,228
Washington 544 $55,357
Windsor 875 $57,500

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(413) 655-2303
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