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Overview

Introduction to North Adams, Massachusetts

North Adams, Massachusetts is 33 miles E of Albany, New York and 107 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Berkshire county. The city is part of the Pittsfield metro area. The population of North Adams is 14,681.

North Adams History

The original inhabitants of North Adams settled in this area in 1737. The city was officially recognized in 1878. North Adams is named after Samuel Adams, the famous leader and patriot who participated in the American Revolution and signed on the Declaration of Independence.

North Adams and nearby Attractions

  • Hardman Industrial Park
  • North Adams Public Library
  • North Adams City Hall
  • North Adams Center
  • Houghton Memorial Building
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Things To Do In North Adams

The city offers a wide range of entertainment and amusement facilities. One can visit the Historic Valley Park, Cascade Park, Church Street Historic District, Normal School Historic and the Heritage Park. You can also pay a visit to the Massacusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum hosts interesting events and cultural activities.

North Adams Transportation

Barnes Municipal is the nearest Airport.

North Adams Higher Education

Williams College offers higher education close.

People

Total Population 13,563
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,794
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 36.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $30,407
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,639
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,266

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,510
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $672
Median House Value $158,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 20.3%

North Adams Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles E of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01247
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -73.109

North Adams 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 READSBORO 1 SE
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 18.5 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 VERNON
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adams 5,460 $57,727
Clarksburg 1,580 $64,545
Florida 788 $62,500
New Ashford 238 $82,188
Savoy 703 $62,841
Williamstown 4,173 $104,297

North Adams Public Libraries

Library
North Adams Public Library
74 CHURCH ST.
North Adams, Massachusetts
(413) 662-3133

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North Adams Hospitals

NORTH ADAMS REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
71 HOSPITAL AVENUE
(413) 664-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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North Adams High Schools

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DRURY HIGH
SOUTH CHURCH STREET
413-662-3240
Serves 618 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

CHARLES MCCANN VOC TECH
70 HODGES CROSS RD
413-663-5383
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 440 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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Historic North Adams

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Church Street c1908.

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Church Street c1908.

Normal school c1908.

First Baptist Church between 1900 and 1910

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