Northampton, MA

28,602 Population
34.2 square miles 836.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
 
Population Density
836.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
40.3%
was 40.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.8%
was 10.5%
 
Percent Under 18
16.7%
was 17.1%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.3%
was 14.6%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.7
was 3.7
Ranked 3rd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
17.1%
was 14.2%
 
Median Household Income
$59,274
was $57,991
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.9
49.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
434.6
was 454.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,221.9
was 2,799.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
12,173
was 12,267
 
Median Rent
$975
was $960
 
Total Building Permits
35
was 26
 
Occupied Housing Units
11,484
was 11,538
 
Homeownership Rate
56.0%
was 57.9%
 
Single Family Building Permits
31
was 26
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
355.5
was 358.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.0%
was 13.1%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
4
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.8
was 2.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.2
was 0.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.0%
was 99.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.5%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.4%
was 92.6%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
57.5%
was 55.7%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
82.1%
was 80.7%
Ranked 98th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
8.4%
was 10.1%
Ranked 53rd Highest in MA
Revenue
$85,070,339
was $79,049,711
Ranked 62nd Highest in MA
Expenditure
$81,966,111
was $76,764,303
Ranked 57th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,971
was $2,765
Ranked 125th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,862
was $2,685
Ranked 116th Highest in MA

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