Northampton, MA

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2022 Population
28,245
3.86% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.5
3.66% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
1.02% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$80,981
11.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$387,500
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,304
4.27% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Northampton, MA had a population of 28.2k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $80,981. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northampton, MA declined from 29,379 to 28,245, a −3.86% decrease and its median household income grew from $72,687 to $80,981, a 11.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northampton, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.85%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%), White (Hispanic) (3.4%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.23%).

None of the households in Northampton, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Northampton, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northampton, MA are Smith College (946 degrees awarded in 2022) and Conway School of Landscape Design (165495) (18 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Northampton, MA was $387,500, and the homeownership rate was 58.4%.

Most people in Northampton, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Northampton, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northampton, MA is home to a population of 28.2k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.19% of Northampton, MA residents were born outside of the country (2.6k people).

In 2022, there were 21.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.2k people) in Northampton, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.05k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.5% of Northampton, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northampton, MA was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northampton, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.2k ± 642
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 283
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.05k ± 240
7.93%
Hispanic Population
2.24k people

In 2022, there were 21.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.2k people) in Northampton, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.05k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.93% of the people in Northampton, MA are hispanic (2.24k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.6k people
8.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.37k people

As of 2022, 9.19% of Northampton, MA residents (2.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northampton, MA was 8.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    375 ± 108
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    162 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    140 ± 81

Northampton, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northampton, MA employs 14.3k people. The largest industries in Northampton, MA are Educational Services (3,893 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,549 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,484 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($100,469), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,065), and Utilities ($83,667).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

14.3k
2022 Value
± 787
−4.27%
1 Year decline
± 8.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northampton, MA declined at a rate of −4.27%, from 14.9k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northampton, MA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,274 people), Management Occupations (1,600 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,210 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northampton, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.3k
2022 Value
± 787
−4.27%
1 Year decline
± 8.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northampton, MA declined at a rate of −4.27%, from 14.9k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northampton, MA, are Educational Services (3,893 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,549 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,484 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northampton, MA, though some of these residents may live in Northampton, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,762
Median earning men ± $9,447
$46,006
Median earning women ± $4,803

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,667), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($86,863), and Manufacturing ($83,710).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($83,333), Wholesale Trade ($70,769), and Public Administration ($70,179).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Northampton, MA awarded 964 degrees. The student population of Northampton, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 59 male students and 2,832 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northampton, MA are White (483 and 58.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (119 and 14.5%), Asian (90 and 10.9%), and Black or African American (44 and 5.35%).

The largest universities in Northampton, MA by number of degrees awarded are Smith College (946 and 98.1%) and Conway School of Landscape Design (165495) (18 and 1.87%).

The most popular majors in Northampton, MA are Social Work (108 and 11.2%), General Political Science & Government (76 and 7.88%), and General Biological Sciences (52 and 5.39%).

The median tuition cost in Northampton, MA for private four year colleges is $58,480.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Northampton, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 22.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,891 (2.04% men and 98% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,891 students enrolled in Northampton, MA, 2.04% men and 98% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,518 records, of which 97.4% were women and 2.64% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northampton, MA was General Political Science & Government with 76 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 946 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Smith College with 946 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 30 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northampton, MA, which is 0.0321 times less than the 934 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 483 degrees mean that there were 4.06 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 119 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($58,480) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($288) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northampton, MA was $387,500 in 2022, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $341,600 to $387,500, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Northampton, MA is 58.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northampton, MA have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northampton, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Northampton, MA is $80,981. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Northampton, MA was Census Tract 8219.01 with a value of $104,219, followed by Census Tract 8222 and Census Tract 8219.04, with respective values of $97,969 and $88,590.

Property

$387,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,647
$7,205
Median Property Taxes
±$461

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Rent vs Own

58.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.4% of the housing units in Northampton, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8219.01
  2. Census Tract 8222
  3. Census Tract 8219.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northampton, MA was Census Tract 8219.01 with a value of $104,219, followed by Census Tract 8222 and Census Tract 8219.04, with respective values of $97,969 and $88,590.

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Household Income

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$80,981
Median Household Income
± $6,605
12.3k
Number of Households
± 765

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Northampton, MA grew to $80,981 from the previous year's value of $72,687.

The following chart displays the households in Northampton, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Northampton, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (19.8%)
  3. Walked (9.04%)

In 2022, 61.9% of workers in Northampton, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (19.8%) and those who walked to work (9.04%).

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northampton, MA have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.483% of the workforce in Northampton, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northampton, MA (2.82k out of 25k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northampton, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.2% of the population of Northampton, MA has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 0.845% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see 728 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.552% increase from the previous year (724 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1312 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 100 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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728 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hampshire County, MA

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see an average of 728 patients per year. This represents a 0.552% increase from the previous year (724 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hampshire County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.9% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 41.8% were men and 58.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.81%
Uninsured
51%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
17.1%
Non-Group
0.845%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northampton, MA declined by 1.09% from 1.83% to 1.81%.

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