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Overview

Introduction to North Adams, Massachusetts

North Adams, Massachusetts is 33 miles E of Albany, New York and 107 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Berkshire county. The city is part of the Pittsfield metro area.

North Adams History

The original inhabitants of North Adams settled in this area in 1737. The city was officially recognized in 1878. North Adams is named after Samuel Adams, the famous leader and patriot who participated in the American Revolution and signed on the Declaration of Independence.

North Adams and nearby Attractions

  • Hardman Industrial Park
  • North Adams Public Library
  • North Adams City Hall
  • North Adams Center
  • Houghton Memorial Building
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Things To Do In North Adams

The city offers a wide range of entertainment and amusement facilities. One can visit the Historic Valley Park, Cascade Park, Church Street Historic District, Normal School Historic and the Heritage Park. You can also pay a visit to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum hosts interesting events and cultural activities.

North Adams Transportation

Barnes Municipal is the nearest Airport.

North Adams Higher Education

Williams College offers higher education close.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,326
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+5,498
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married38.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,593
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,669
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,240

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,571
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$684
Median House Value$149,400

Ancestry

Irish19.3%
Italian19.3%
French Except Basque18.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
English10.4%
German7.8%
Polish7%
Canadian6.9%
Scottish2.9%
Arab2.1%
Swedish1.9%
Portuguese1.8%
Lebanese1.5%
Dutch0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Bermudan0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
African0.1%
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North Adams Almanac

CategoryValue
County Berkshire County
Standard Zip Codes1247
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.68
Approximate Longitude-73.11

North Adams Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationREADSBORO 1 SE
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationCUMMINGTON HILL
Distance18.5 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
StationVERNON
Distance30.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adams5,412$62,740
Clarksburg1,652$64,231
Florida793$68,462
New Ashford308$89,375
Savoy764$64,205
Williamstown4,315$91,354

North Adams Public Libraries

North Adams Public Library
74 CHURCH ST.
North Adams, Massachusetts
(413) 662-3133

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North Adams Hospitals

North Adams Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
71 Hospital Avenue

North Adams Public Schools

Brayton
20 Brayton Hill Terrace
ZIP: 1247
(413) 662-3260
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Charles Mccann Vocational Technical
70 Hodges Cross Rd
ZIP: 1247
(413) 663-5383
High
Total Enrollment 500
J S Sullivan
151 Kemp Avenue
ZIP: 1247
(413) 662-3250
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Greylock
100 Phelps Avenue
ZIP: 1247
(413) 662-3255
Primary
Total Enrollment 233
Drury High
1130 South Church Street
ZIP: 1247
(413) 662-3240
High
Total Enrollment 459

North Adams Private Schools

Mt Greylock Christian Academy
35 Notch Rd
ZIP: 1247
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
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Historic North Adams

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Church Street c1908.

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Church Street c1908.

Normal school c1908.

First Baptist Church between 1900 and 1910

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