Lanesborough, Massachusetts

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Lanesborough, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 7% Lanesborough Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Lanesborough Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Lanesborough Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lanesborough College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Lanesborough Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Lanesborough People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Lanesborough Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Lanesborough, Massachusetts

Comparing Lanesborough 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 3
Well-Paid Single Men 9 3
Age of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 5 3
Senior Citizens 4 6
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 5
Average Household Size 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 4
People in Middle Class or Better 9 4
Median Family Income 9 2
People Above Poverty 9 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Working at Home 8 7
Short Commute Times 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 9
Affordability of Rents 2 8

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Lanesborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles E of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01237
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.517
Longitude -73.228

Lanesborough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.5 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 CHESTER 2
Distance 19.6 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
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
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Lanesborough Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,990 100%
Male 1,470 49.2%
Female 1,520 50.8%
Under 18 716 23.9%
18+ 2,274 76.1%
65+ 390 13%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.95
White 2,911 97.4%
African-American 21 0.7%
Asian 24 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 27 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 0.7%

Estimated Lanesborough Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,953
Growth -37
Growth % -1.2%

Lanesborough 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
Italian 19.4%
Irish 14.6%
English 10.4%
German 8.5%
French (except Basque) 8.4%
Polish 8%
US/American 7.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
French Canadian 3%
Scottish 2.7%
Swedish 2%
European 1.8%
Dutch 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Russian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Portuguese 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Danish 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
British 0.3%
Brazilian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lanesboro (01237)

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)
Lanesborough 2,990 $51,887
Cheshire 3,401 $53,885
Dalton 6,892 $59,717
Hancock 721 $50,625
New Ashford 247 $58,125
Pittsfield 45,793 $46,228
Windsor 875 $57,500

Lanesborough Public Libraries

Lanesborough Public Library
Lanesborough, Massachusetts
(413) 442-0222

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