Northampton, MA

28,534 Population
34.2 square miles 833.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
 
Population Density
833.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
41.6%
was 40.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.5%
was 8.8%
 
Percent Under 18
16.5%
was 16.7%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.8%
was 15.3%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.7
was 3.7
Ranked 3rd Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
15.8%
was 17.1%
 
Median Household Income
$61,813
was $59,274
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
50
50.9
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
12,076
was 12,173
 
Median Rent
$984
was $975
 
Total Building Permits
35
was 26
 
Occupied Housing Units
11,364
was 11,484
 
Homeownership Rate
55.9%
was 56.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
31
was 26
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
352.7
was 355.5
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.4%
was 12.0%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
4
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.2
 
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
98.6%
was 99.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.9%
was 94.4%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
57.6%
was 57.5%
 

 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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