Berkshire County

  1. Berkshire County Legal Resources
  2. Berkshire County Statistics
  3. Berkshire County Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Berkshire County Employment Information
  5. Berkshire County Family Information
  6. Berkshire County Education Information
  7. Berkshire County Business Information
  8. Berkshire County Public Benefits Information
  9. Berkshire County Criminal Information
  10. Berkshire County Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Berkshire County Cities
  12. Berkshire County Zip Codes


Berkshire County Legal Resources

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Berkshire County Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 134,953
  • Births / Deaths / Infant Deaths (2004): 1,275 / 1,488 / 3
  • Land Area (2000): 2,412.101 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 38.728 square kilometers
  • Farm Area (2002): 69,000.000 acres (279.174 square kilometers)
  • Farms (2002): 401
  • Farms under 50 acres (2002): 43.90%
  • Farms over 500 acres (2002): 10.20%
  • Farm earnings (2005): $3,884,000
  • Gallons of water used per day (total / irrigation / public use) (2000): 33,000,000 / 1,000,000 / 19,000,000
  • Ground water as percent of water use (2000): 24.20%
  • Physicians (2004): 552
  • Community Hospitals (Beds) (2004): 3 (361)
  • Medicare Recipients (2005): 26,987
  • Federal Spending (2004): $1,012,555
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 413
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Berkshire County - Historical Places
Houses (2000): 66,301
Building Permits Issued (2006): 298
Valuation of Building Permits (2006): $70,126

Berkshire County Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 188,486 69.66%
 Rural, Farm 2,031 0.75%
 Rural, Non-farm 80,066 29.59%

Berkshire County Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Berkshire County Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 173,579
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $4,915,210,000 / $1,179,766,000

Berkshire County Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 69,903 64,944 4,959 7.09% 71
1991 69,699 62,120 7,579 10.87% 109
1992 68,568 61,249 7,319 10.67% 107
1993 67,944 62,126 5,818 8.56% 86
1994 67,004 61,842 5,162 7.70% 77
1995 66,085 61,898 4,186 6.33% 63
1996 66,170 62,717 3,454 5.22% 52
1997 66,573 63,296 3,278 4.92% 49
1998 66,119 63,487 2,632 3.98% 40
1999 66,359 63,818 2,541 3.83% 38
2000 70,160 68,092 2,068 2.95% 29
2001 71,082 68,590 2,492 3.51% 35
2002 72,706 69,395 3,311 4.55% 46
2003 72,654 68,958 3,696 5.09% 51
2004 72,116 68,696 3,420 4.74% 47
2005 72,464 69,300 3,165 4.37% 44
2006 73,192 69,989 3,202 4.38% 44
2007 72,543 69,349 3,194 4.40% 44
2008 72,485 68,996 3,489 4.81% 48
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 72,230 68,284 3,946 5.46% 55
Feb 2008 71,783 68,042 3,741 5.21% 52
Mar 2008 71,411 67,724 3,687 5.16% 52
Apr 2008 70,463 67,576 2,887 4.10% 41
May 2008 71,078 67,870 3,208 4.51% 45
Jun 2008 74,401 70,663 3,738 5.02% 50
Jul 2008 75,430 71,943 3,487 4.62% 46
Aug 2008 74,274 71,007 3,267 4.40% 44
Sep 2008 71,294 67,853 3,441 4.83% 48
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Berkshire County Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 7,874 11.84%
2. Educational Services 6,052 9.10%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 4,478 6.74%
4. Health Care 3,770 5.67%
5. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 3,308 4.98%
6. Paper Manufacturing 2,916 4.39%
7. Public Administration 2,720 4.09%
8. Food and Beverage Stores 2,136 3.21%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 2,046 3.08%
10. Finance and Insurance 1,734 2.61%
11. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 1,542 2.32%
12. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 1,460 2.20%
13. Repair and Maintenance 1,456 2.19%
14. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 1,160 1.74%
15. Metal Manufactuing 1,128 1.70%
16. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 1,066 1.60%
17. Machinery Manufacturing 1,028 1.55%
18. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,016 1.53%
19. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 1,006 1.51%
20. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 976 1.47%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 12,998 20.30%
2. Educational Services 10,592 16.54%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 5,808 9.07%
4. Finance and Insurance 3,170 4.95%
5. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 2,508 3.92%
6. Food and Beverage Stores 2,266 3.54%
7. Social Assistance 2,258 3.53%
8. Public Administration 1,888 2.95%
9. Department and Other General Stores 1,572 2.46%
10. Personal and Laundry Services 1,542 2.41%
11. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 1,384 2.16%
12. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 1,370 2.14%
13. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 1,254 1.96%
14. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 920 1.44%
15. Paper Manufacturing 880 1.37%
16. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 764 1.19%
17. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 732 1.14%
18. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 728 1.14%
19. Construction 704 1.10%
20. Info Services and Data Processing 570 0.89%

Berkshire County Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 3,542 5.33%
2. Other Management Occupations 3,370 5.07%
3. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 3,258 4.90%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 3,058 4.60%
5. Other Installation / Maintenance 2,506 3.77%
6. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 2,070 3.11%
7. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 2,052 3.09%
8. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 1,842 2.77%
9. Carpenters 1,812 2.73%
10. Computer Specialists 1,660 2.50%
11. Vehicle Mechanics 1,548 2.33%
12. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 1,510 2.27%
13. Engineers 1,504 2.26%
14. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 1,480 2.23%
15. Top Executives 1,448 2.18%
16. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 1,208 1.82%
17. Other Food Preparation and Servers 1,184 1.78%
18. Other Office and Admin Support 1,094 1.65%
19. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 1,092 1.64%
20. Business Operations Specialists 1,088 1.64%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 3,360 5.25%
2. Secretaries and Admins 3,320 5.19%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 3,256 5.09%
4. Registered Nurses 2,806 4.38%
5. Other Sales and Related Occupations 2,486 3.88%
6. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 2,460 3.84%
7. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 2,374 3.71%
8. Other Management Occupations 2,358 3.68%
9. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 2,250 3.51%
10. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 2,218 3.46%
11. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1,920 3.00%
12. Cashiers 1,864 2.91%
13. Waiters and Waitresses 1,852 2.89%
14. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 1,684 2.63%
15. Health Technologists and Technicians 1,674 2.61%
16. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 1,430 2.23%
17. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 1,276 1.99%
18. Other Healthcare Support 1,274 1.99%
19. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 1,234 1.93%
20. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 1,196 1.87%

Berkshire County Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 106,664 49.04%
15-35 hours 34,615 15.92%
1-14 hours 9,137 4.20%
No regular hours 67,082 30.84%

Berkshire County Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 2,945 2.38%
5 AM-5:29 AM 2,018 1.63%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 4,513 3.64%
6 AM-6:29 AM 8,884 7.17%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 13,846 11.18%
7 AM-7:29 AM 16,425 13.27%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 20,318 16.41%
8 AM-8:29 AM 14,896 12.03%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 8,565 6.92%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 8,761 7.08%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 3,013 2.43%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 1,236 1.00%
Noon-3:59 PM 9,854 7.96%
4 PM-11:59 PM 8,548 6.90%

Berkshire County Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 7,990 6.45%
5-9 22,526 18.19%
10-14 27,932 22.56%
15-19 19,517 15.76%
20-24 15,686 12.67%
25-29 5,480 4.43%
30-34 9,643 7.79%
35-39 2,095 1.69%
40-44 2,896 2.34%
45-59 4,562 3.68%
60-89 3,383 2.73%
At least 90 2,112 1.71%

Berkshire County Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 1,020 0.82% 98,111 79.24%
30-44 430 0.35% 14,204 11.47%
45-59 138 0.11% 4,424 3.57%
At least 60 290 0.23% 5,205 4.20%

Berkshire County Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 346 0.27%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 12,455 9.69%
 Car / truck / van, solo 101,654 79.09%
 Motorcycle 130 0.10%
 Other 516 0.40%
 Public transportation 1,878 1.46%
 Walked 6,843 5.32%
 Worked at home 4,710 3.66%

Berkshire County Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Berkshire County Family Information

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Households (2000): 111,748 (257,660 people)
Families (2000): 70,450 (203,640 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 28,537
People at same address in 1995: 157,990

Berkshire County Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 11,055 9.87%
$10,000-$14,999 8,345 7.45%
$15,000-$19,999 8,288 7.40%
$20,000-$24,999 7,730 6.90%
$25,000-$29,999 7,326 6.54%
$30,000-$34,999 7,849 7.01%
$35,000-$39,999 6,496 5.80%
$40,000-$44,999 6,429 5.74%
$45,000-$49,999 5,483 4.89%
$50,000-$59,999 10,662 9.52%
$60,000-$74,999 11,309 10.10%
$75,000-$99,999 10,134 9.05%
$100,000-$124,999 4,878 4.35%
$125,000-$149,999 2,153 1.92%
$150,000-$199,999 1,769 1.58%
$200,000 or more 2,117 1.89%

Berkshire County Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 17,672 31.55%
 Family, 2 people 16,883 30.14%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 2,750 4.91%
 Family, 3 people 7,953 14.20%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 314 0.56%
 Family, 4 people 6,633 11.84%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 101 0.18%
 Family, 5 people 2,536 4.53%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 33 0.06%
 Family, 6 people 785 1.40%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 17 0.03%
 Family, 7 or more people 320 0.57%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 9 0.02%

Berkshire County Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 84,079 26.67%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 51,080 16.20%
Public Assistance 2,974 0.94%
Retirement 23,365 7.41%
Self Employment 14,769 4.68%
Social Security 36,893 11.70%
Supplemental Security 5,474 1.74%
Wage / Salary 80,524 25.54%
Other 16,149 5.12%

Berkshire County Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 33,505 61.31%
 With children under 18 21,143 38.69%

Berkshire County Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 9,475 9.09%
 Married 60,633 58.15%
 Never Married 30,760 29.50%
 Widowed 3,408 3.27%

Berkshire County Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 13,588 11.61%
 Married 60,831 51.98%
 Never Married 27,221 23.26%
 Widowed 15,397 13.16%

Berkshire County Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Berkshire County Education Information

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Berkshire County Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 8,927 4.25%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 22,938 10.93%
 High school diploma or equivalent 71,095 33.88%
 Some college, no degree 42,197 20.11%
 Associate degree 14,266 6.80%
 Bachelors degree 29,721 14.16%
 Graduate or professional degree 20,684 9.86%

Berkshire County Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 2,879 2.13% 1,771 1.31% 4,650 3.45%
Kindergarten 2,726 2.02% 306 0.23% 3,032 2.25%
Grades 1-4 12,678 9.39% 1,322 0.98% 14,000 10.37%
Grades 5-8 13,292 9.85% 1,607 1.19% 14,899 11.04%
Grades 9-12 14,028 10.39% 1,049 0.78% 15,077 11.17%
Undergrad college 8,895 6.59% 5,614 4.16% 14,509 10.75%
Graduate or professional school 1,000 0.74% 1,130 0.84% 2,130 1.58%
Total 55,498 41.12% 12,799 9.48% 68,297 50.61%

Berkshire County Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Berkshire County Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 14,297
Wholesale trade sales (2002): $1,549,814,000
Retail sales (2002): $1,571,043,000
Accommodation and foodservices sales (2002): $327,334,000
Value of Manufacturers' Shipments (2002): $1,195,169
Retired workers (2005): 19,735

Berkshire County Businesses Changes By Year


Year - Type  Business Births  Business Deaths  Business Expansions  Business Contractions  Stable Businesses
1999 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
1999 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 17 14 46 43 49
1999 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 2 0 3 0 3
1999 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 3 4 37 17 22
1999 - Construction 43 35 117 95 112
1999 - Educational Services 3 3 23 12 16
1999 - Finance & Insurance 12 12 51 30 70
1999 - Health Care & Social Assistance 23 19 121 137 150
1999 - Information 6 7 23 17 27
1999 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 1 2 4 4 8
1999 - Manufacturing 18 14 67 67 42
1999 - Mining 1 1 3 1 2
1999 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 37 25 89 85 191
1999 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 32 23 78 45 111
1999 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 9 11 27 15 54
1999 - Retail Trade 43 65 236 202 246
1999 - Transportation & Warehousing 3 4 23 15 16
1999 - Unclassified 151 4 1 0 4
1999 - Utilities 0 1 5 0 3
1999 - Wholesale Trade 9 6 38 31 56
1999 - Total 413 250 992 816 1,182
2000 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2000 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 20 11 47 41 54
2000 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 1 1 2 1 3
2000 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 3 4 30 21 24
2000 - Construction 60 31 140 82 114
2000 - Educational Services 3 1 24 15 14
2000 - Finance & Insurance 13 15 46 32 70
2000 - Health Care & Social Assistance 19 54 155 100 122
2000 - Information 4 3 25 22 21
2000 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 0 2 5 4 5
2000 - Manufacturing 13 10 63 69 49
2000 - Mining 0 0 2 0 6
2000 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 27 36 97 71 202
2000 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 40 28 67 54 117
2000 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 10 13 20 27 44
2000 - Retail Trade 71 49 249 162 265
2000 - Transportation & Warehousing 2 6 17 16 17
2000 - Unclassified 49 20 79 8 49
2000 - Utilities 0 0 1 4 3
2000 - Wholesale Trade 11 10 46 27 51
2000 - Total 346 294 1,115 756 1,230
2001 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2001 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 12 13 39 51 59
2001 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 1 1 1 3 2
2001 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 8 5 28 21 24
2001 - Construction 44 35 118 119 127
2001 - Educational Services 5 6 27 10 13
2001 - Finance & Insurance 11 10 45 24 80
2001 - Health Care & Social Assistance 37 38 104 124 137
2001 - Information 7 7 21 14 31
2001 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 1 1 5 4 3
2001 - Manufacturing 15 9 56 78 48
2001 - Mining 0 0 3 1 4
2001 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 30 26 90 95 185
2001 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 35 31 54 58 138
2001 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 8 10 22 18 51
2001 - Retail Trade 46 53 215 192 287
2001 - Transportation & Warehousing 7 2 18 16 15
2001 - Unclassified 62 32 3 89 57
2001 - Utilities 0 0 1 1 6
2001 - Wholesale Trade 4 7 36 36 58
2001 - Total 333 286 886 954 1,325
2002 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2002 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 24 40 36 43 45
2002 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 2 1 3 0 3
2002 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 8 9 25 30 19
2002 - Construction 47 59 124 106 126
2002 - Educational Services 1 3 25 15 12
2002 - Finance & Insurance 16 15 34 43 71
2002 - Health Care & Social Assistance 34 19 139 117 138
2002 - Information 9 10 19 25 18
2002 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 0 2 5 4 3
2002 - Manufacturing 15 20 50 79 49
2002 - Mining 0 0 1 5 2
2002 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 26 51 111 80 164
2002 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 35 27 74 59 125
2002 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 15 10 24 21 45
2002 - Retail Trade 62 76 222 216 227
2002 - Transportation & Warehousing 9 3 14 23 16
2002 - Unclassified 39 106 7 10 53
2002 - Utilities 0 0 1 2 5
2002 - Wholesale Trade 9 17 28 37 54
2002 - Total 351 468 942 915 1,175
2003 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2003 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 13 26 42 35 32
2003 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 0 1 3 1 3
2003 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 7 7 26 27 26
2003 - Construction 52 56 105 112 127
2003 - Educational Services 3 1 19 16 14
2003 - Finance & Insurance 12 7 51 35 72
2003 - Health Care & Social Assistance 20 25 139 122 144
2003 - Information 8 6 20 25 23
2003 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 0 1 3 6 3
2003 - Manufacturing 9 19 58 68 49
2003 - Mining 0 0 1 2 5
2003 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 23 22 94 80 192
2003 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 21 33 67 67 127
2003 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 15 16 21 28 43
2003 - Retail Trade 51 50 242 191 256
2003 - Transportation & Warehousing 6 4 18 22 16
2003 - Unclassified 33 24 12 8 63
2003 - Utilities 0 0 1 5 2
2003 - Wholesale Trade 8 9 36 37 46
2003 - Total 281 307 958 887 1,243
2004 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2004 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 27 8 39 39 43
2004 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 0 1 0 3 4
2004 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 6 7 26 24 27
2004 - Construction 60 41 150 96 113
2004 - Educational Services 5 0 24 7 22
2004 - Finance & Insurance 6 10 43 21 97
2004 - Health Care & Social Assistance 17 14 131 119 163
2004 - Information 3 5 14 33 26
2004 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 1 0 5 4 3
2004 - Manufacturing 12 10 48 60 66
2004 - Mining 0 0 3 0 5
2004 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 32 21 89 100 168
2004 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 38 15 74 47 135
2004 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 15 12 22 20 54
2004 - Retail Trade 54 67 216 210 236
2004 - Transportation & Warehousing 5 6 21 20 19
2004 - Unclassified 74 18 5 14 78
2004 - Utilities 1 1 4 1 3
2004 - Wholesale Trade 2 17 24 36 52
2004 - Total 358 253 938 854 1,314
2005 - Accommodation & Food Services 0 0 0 0 0
2005 - Administrative & Support & Waste Management & remediation serv 20 29 30 39 50
2005 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting 1 0 3 0 4
2005 - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 7 9 21 28 24
2005 - Construction 60 52 99 121 147
2005 - Educational Services 4 2 19 18 20
2005 - Finance & Insurance 13 21 36 33 78
2005 - Health Care & Social Assistance 18 29 134 123 142
2005 - Information 8 8 19 23 24
2005 - Management Of Companies & Enterprises 2 0 3 3 7
2005 - Manufacturing 6 18 64 42 61
2005 - Mining 0 0 0 4 4
2005 - Other Services (Except Public Administration) 27 26 84 91 191
2005 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Ssrvices 31 35 71 60 128
2005 - Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 25 10 26 20 55
2005 - Retail Trade 61 61 208 182 270
2005 - Transportation & Warehousing 7 5 21 20 20
2005 - Unclassified 10 153 3 3 3
2005 - Utilities 0 1 0 6 2
2005 - Wholesale Trade 3 12 34 26 43
2005 - Total 303 471 875 842 1,273

Wholesale Trade Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Berkshire County Public Benefits Information

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Berkshire County Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 234,348 90.56%
 Below Poverty Level 24,434 9.44%

Berkshire County Government Finances By Year


Year  Property Taxes  Other Taxes  Intergov. Revenue  Utility Revenue  Employee Retirement Revenue  Other Revenue Total Revenue Salaries & Wages Total Debt Total Cash & Securities
1970 $1,394 $35 $26 $0 $236 $283 $1,939 $694 $232 $1,806
1971 $1,748 $0 $83 $0 $236 $244 $2,311 $1,075 $0 $2,296
1972 $1,910 $0 $248 $0 $346 $277 $2,781 $1,197 $30 $2,983
1973 $2,063 $53 $378 $0 $346 $330 $3,117 $1,180 $305 $3,605
1974 $1,947 $54 $385 $0 $346 $356 $3,034 $1,465 $235 $3,548
1975 $1,947 $54 $385 $0 $346 $356 $3,034 $1,465 $235 $3,548
1976 $2,262 $68 $311 $0 $346 $367 $3,286 $1,383 $330 $2,913
1977 $3,068 $56 $355 $0 $673 $450 $4,546 $2,139 $270 $5,272
1978 $0 $0 $0 $0 $673 $503 $1,176 $2,069 $221 $6,046
1979 $1,636 $59 $2,097 $0 $834 $484 $5,051 $2,488 $1,150 $6,585
1980 $1,662 $0 $571 $0 $912 $363 $3,508 $1,558 $1,070 $5,952
1981 $2,748 $50 $304 $0 $1,037 $262 $4,351 $1,694 $1,080 $6,696
1982 $2,691 $63 $198 $0 $1,261 $543 $4,693 $1,641 $920 $7,774
1983 $2,444 $27 $245 $0 $1,303 $587 $4,579 $1,811 $790 $8,562
1984 $2,491 $41 $293 $0 $1,428 $660 $4,872 $1,699 $660 $9,686
1985 $2,573 $30 $271 $0 $1,625 $923 $5,392 $1,835 $655 $11,109
1986 $2,627 $34 $369 $0 $1,851 $1,260 $6,107 $2,009 $463 $13,139
1987 $2,693 $25 $301 $0 $2,174 $913 $6,081 $2,149 $275 $13,974
1988 $2,760 $0 $585 $0 $2,077 $1,399 $6,821 $2,649 $100 $15,467
1989 $638 $0 $2,793 $0 $2,566 $1,040 $7,037 $2,661 $0 $16,732
1990 $654 $0 $4,513 $0 $3,000 $1,540 $9,707 $2,761 $900 $17,729
1991 $781 $0 $5,260 $0 $3,573 $1,119 $10,733 $2,845 $2,250 $22,362
1992 $855 $362 $3,391 $0 $3,519 $175 $7,940 $2,573 $1,900 $44,550
1993 $876 $373 $3,614 $0 $3,220 $860 $8,570 $2,735 $750 $27,295
1994 $898 $335 $4,124 $0 $3,841 $1,185 $10,048 $3,404 $700 $31,694
1995 $922 $528 $4,103 $0 $3,220 $653 $8,898 $3,430 $0 $28,500
1996 $942 $540 $4,763 $0 $5,600 $664 $11,969 $3,999 $0 $42,253
1997 $967 $587 $4,968 $0 $5,327 $1,028 $12,290 $4,175 $0 $47,059
1998 $968 $672 $5,783 $0 $9,896 $673 $17,320 $4,430 $0 $59,472
1999 $1,040 $1,437 $5,663 $0 $9,653 $858 $17,214 $4,327 $0 $69,218
2000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,623 $0 $16,623 $0 $0 $82,545


Year  Education  Financial Control  Public Buildings  Public Health  Transportation  Parks & Recreation Total Expenses
 Protective Services  Welfare  Interest On General Debt  Utilities  Employee Retirement  Other
1970 $0 $627 $53 $35 $315 $38 $1,852
$31 $0 $14 $0 $240 $499
1971 $5 $790 $64 $47 $453 $11 $2,322
$45 $0 $0 $0 $240 $667
1972 $0 $1,089 $113 $62 $349 $18 $2,668
$66 $0 $2 $0 $418 $551
1973 $0 $808 $410 $64 $454 $17 $3,123
$29 $0 $9 $0 $418 $914
1974 $0 $870 $74 $64 $462 $18 $2,951
$56 $0 $32 $0 $418 $957
1975 $0 $870 $74 $64 $462 $18 $2,951
$56 $0 $32 $0 $418 $957
1976 $0 $1,435 $105 $66 $699 $145 $4,555
$85 $0 $16 $0 $418 $1,586
1977 $0 $1,603 $118 $71 $166 $168 $4,314
$62 $0 $15 $0 $788 $1,323
1978 $0 $1,660 $125 $98 $142 $0 $4,176
$94 $0 $11 $0 $788 $1,258
1979 $0 $2,040 $901 $81 $187 $0 $5,986
$119 $0 $35 $0 $1,026 $1,597
1980 $0 $520 $459 $84 $178 $0 $4,361
$112 $0 $61 $0 $1,163 $1,784
1981 $0 $557 $226 $89 $177 $0 $4,716
$69 $0 $68 $0 $1,367 $2,163
1982 $0 $538 $380 $67 $122 $0 $4,689
$78 $0 $58 $0 $1,676 $1,770
1983 $0 $490 $235 $58 $145 $0 $4,704
$35 $0 $35 $0 $1,652 $2,054
1984 $0 $527 $258 $5 $161 $0 $4,873
$35 $0 $43 $0 $1,731 $2,113
1985 $0 $576 $281 $3 $189 $0 $5,588
$40 $0 $35 $0 $2,094 $2,370
1986 $0 $603 $241 $0 $156 $0 $5,432
$42 $0 $36 $0 $2,235 $2,119
1987 $0 $686 $265 $0 $165 $0 $6,738
$44 $0 $24 $0 $2,938 $2,616
1988 $0 $728 $293 $0 $167 $0 $7,041
$47 $0 $16 $0 $2,542 $3,248
1989 $0 $691 $305 $0 $150 $0 $7,132
$49 $0 $8 $0 $2,839 $3,090
1990 $0 $905 $319 $48 $178 $0 $9,573
$52 $0 $65 $0 $3,053 $4,953
1991 $0 $900 $349 $39 $131 $0 $11,519
$56 $0 $25 $0 $3,488 $6,531
1992 $0 $258 $332 $40 $123 $0 $8,825
$56 $0 $43 $0 $2,790 $5,183
1993 $0 $303 $410 $0 $136 $0 $9,497
$0 $0 $48 $0 $2,813 $5,787
1994 $0 $305 $423 $0 $146 $0 $10,376
$0 $0 $17 $0 $3,882 $5,603
1995 $0 $1,024 $423 $0 $149 $0 $12,058
$0 $0 $21 $0 $2,813 $7,628
1996 $0 $1,100 $361 $0 $147 $0 $10,435
$0 $0 $16 $0 $3,625 $5,186
1997 $0 $1,167 $343 $43 $113 $0 $10,392
$0 $0 $0 $0 $3,771 $4,955
1998 $0 $900 $130 $44 $72 $0 $10,781
$0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000 $5,635
1999 $0 $822 $374 $31 $130 $0 $10,972
$0 $0 $0 $0 $3,809 $5,806
2000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,032
$0 $0 $0 $0 $4,032 $0

Berkshire County Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Berkshire County Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 279
Berkshire County Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Berkshire County Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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People With A Disability (2000): 52,000

Berkshire County Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 15,342 11.37%
10-19 Years 18,817 13.94%
20-29 Years 14,040 10.40%
30-39 Years 18,279 13.54%
40-49 Years 20,968 15.54%
50-59 Years 17,241 12.78%
60-69 Years 11,821 8.76%
70-79 Years 11,066 8.20%
80-89 Years 6,190 4.59%
90+ Years 1,189 0.88%

Berkshire County Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 64,547 47.83%
 Female 70,406 52.17%

Berkshire County Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 126,961 94.08%
 African-American 2,570 1.90%
 Hispanic/Latino 2,286 1.69%
 Multiracial 1,446 1.07%
 Asian 1,312 0.97%
 Amerindian 177 0.13%
 Other Race 161 0.12%
 Pacific Islander 40 0.03%

Berkshire County Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 56,027 18.49%
2. Italian 45,450 15.00%
3. French Non-Basque 37,816 12.48%
4. English 35,956 11.87%
5. German 28,365 9.36%
6. Polish 24,116 7.96%
7. French Canadian 14,396 4.75%
8. United States Or American 13,131 4.33%
9. Scottish 7,807 2.58%
10. Dutch 4,625 1.53%

Berkshire County Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 240,154 93.61%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 4,106 1.60%
3. French 2,784 1.09%
4. Polish 2,338 0.91%
5. Italian 2,052 0.80%
6. German 1,110 0.43%
7. Chinese 414 0.16%
8. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 350 0.14%
9. Other Slavic 298 0.12%
10. Greek 286 0.11%

Berkshire County Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 260,672 96.34%
 Naturalized immigrant 5,485 2.03%
 Not a citizen 4,426 1.64%

Berkshire County Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Berkshire County Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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