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People

Total Population 484
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 31.6%
Employed Population 16+ 259
Age of the Population 58

Families

% of people married 71.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,875
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 9.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,396
Median House Value $606,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 24.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles SE of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles N of New York, New York
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01230, 01266
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.235
Longitude -73.413

Alford 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 GREAT BARRINGTON 5 SW
Distance 5.9 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
Station COPAKE
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station VALATIE 1 N
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Berkshire Heights (01230)

Hartsville (01230)

Interlaken (01266)

New Marlboro (01230)

New Marlborou (01230)

Risingdale (01230)

Van Deusenville (01230)

West Stockbridge Center (01266)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Egremont 1,123 $78,906
Great Barrington 2,344 $67,262
Mount Washington 151 $68,750
Sheffield 3,220 $73,203
Stockbridge 2,062 $89,750
West Stockbridge 1,195 $92,045

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alford Public Libraries

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Alford Free Public Library
5 ALFORD CENTER ROAD
Alford, Massachusetts
(413) 528-4536

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