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People

Total Population 2,187
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 22.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,169
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 57%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,985
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,055

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,618
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,089
Median House Value $228,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 21.1%
Irish 19.9%

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

Bernardston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01337
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.67
Longitude -72.561

Bernardston 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 VERNON
Distance 7 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
Station AMHERST
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Colrain 1,681 $59,531
Gill 1,641 $86,250
Leyden 658 $79,423
Northfield 1,170 $66,111
Shelburne 1,962 $76,450

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

Bernardston Public Libraries

Library
Cushman Library
28 CHURCH ST.
Bernardston, Massachusetts
(413) 648-5402

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