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Demographics

People

Total Population1,721
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+958
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married56.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,436
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,159
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,542

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,727
% Above Poverty Level93.6%
% Below Poverty Level6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,115
Median House Value$255,700

Ancestry

Irish23.4%
French Except Basque16.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.5%
German13.2%
English12.8%
Italian11.7%
Polish8.7%
Canadian5.3%
Russian4%
Swedish3.3%
Dutch2.9%
Scottish2.1%
Lithuanian1.7%
Austrian1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Swiss0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Greek0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Slovak0.2%
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Becket Almanac

CategoryValue
County Berkshire County
Standard Zip Codes1223
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.33
Approximate Longitude-73.07

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)

StationCHESTER 2
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp7 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp57 to 86 F
Oct Temp34 to 64 F
Annual Precip61.6 inches
StationCUMMINGTON HILL
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationNORFOLK 2 SW
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chester789$59,853
Hinsdale1,955$69,444
Lee1,809$70,139
Middlefield497$92,188
Peru826$77,143
Washington526$75,625

Becket Public Libraries

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

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Becket Public Schools

Becket Washington School
12 Maple Street
ZIP: 1223
(413) 623-8757
Primary
Total Enrollment 115
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