Sandisfield, Massachusetts

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Sandisfield, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Sandisfield Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Sandisfield Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Sandisfield Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Sandisfield People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Sandisfield Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Sandisfield College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Sandisfield Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Sandisfield Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Sandisfield, Massachusetts

Comparing Sandisfield 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 10 9
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 3
Senior Citizens 7 10
Racial Diversity 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 5
Median Family Income 9 4
College Educated Adults 9 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 7 9
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 6

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Sandisfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles W of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles NE of New York, New York
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01255
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.112
Longitude -73.143

Sandisfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 10.8 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
Distance 18.5 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 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
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Sandisfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 824 100%
Male 442 53.6%
Female 382 46.4%
Under 18 166 20.1%
18+ 658 79.9%
65+ 148 18%
Median Age 44.7
Average Family Size 2.99
White 798 96.8%
African-American 4 0.5%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 17 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1%

Estimated Sandisfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 831
Growth 7
Growth % 0.8%

Sandisfield 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
English 14.4%
Italian 12.8%
German 11.9%
Irish 10.8%
US/American 10%
French (except Basque) 7.5%
Russian 4.1%
French Canadian 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Polish 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Finnish 1.9%
Ukrainian 1.7%
Norwegian 1.7%
Dutch 1.4%
Swedish 1.3%
Austrian 1.1%
Romanian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
European 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Cape Verdean 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Eastern European 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

South Sandisfield (01255)

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)
Sandisfield 824 $57,083
Great Barrington 7,527 $53,135
Monterey 934 $59,643
New Marlborough 1,494 $56,944
Otis 1,365 $55,455
Sheffield 3,335 $50,944
Tyringham 350 $67,679

Sandisfield Public Libraries

Sandisfield Public Library
RTE. 57
Sandisfield, Massachusetts
(413) 258-4966

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