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People

Total Population 1,739
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 23.4%
Employed Population 16+ 934
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,694
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,295
Median House Value $242,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 21.5%

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

Becket Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NW of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01223
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.331
Longitude -73.094

Becket 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 CHESTER 2
Distance 6.1 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
Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 12.4 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 NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 26 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Becket Corners (01223)

Sherwood Forest (01223)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chester 754 $59,333
Hinsdale 2,093 $74,485
Lee 1,773 $45,326
Middlefield 511 $90,000
Peru 872 $75,833
Washington 555 $71,625

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

Becket Public Libraries

Library
Becket Athenaeum, Inc.
"3367 MAIN STREET, ROUTE 8"
Becket, Massachusetts
(413) 623-5483

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