Pittsfield Metro Area

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  8. Pittsfield Metro Area Public Benefits Information
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  10. Pittsfield Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
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Pittsfield Metro Area Legal Resources

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Pittsfield Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 134,953
  • Land Area (2000): 2,412.101 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 38.728 square kilometers
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  • Area Code(s): 413

Pittsfield Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 96,666 2002 Not Available 2005 132,119
2000 97,984 2003 133,579 2006 132,660
2001 97,414 2004 Not Available 2007 130,630

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Houses (2000): 66,301

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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.


Pittsfield Metro Area Employment Information

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

Pittsfield Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 38,212 35,681 2,531 6.62% 66
1991 38,137 33,980 4,157 10.90% 109
1992 37,577 33,496 4,081 10.86% 109
1993 36,785 33,559 3,226 8.77% 88
1994 36,262 33,312 2,950 8.14% 81
1995 35,515 33,141 2,374 6.69% 67
1996 35,391 33,505 1,886 5.33% 53
1997 35,595 33,742 1,854 5.21% 52
1998 35,334 33,822 1,512 4.28% 43
1999 35,572 34,103 1,469 4.13% 41
2000 37,808 36,673 1,135 3.00% 30
2001 37,956 36,606 1,350 3.56% 36
2002 38,847 37,071 1,776 4.57% 46
2003 38,806 36,838 1,968 5.07% 51
2004 38,612 36,803 1,809 4.69% 47
2005 38,822 37,123 1,699 4.38% 44
2006 39,329 37,643 1,686 4.29% 43
2007 39,148 37,471 1,677 4.28% 43
2008 39,187 37,329 1,858 4.74% 47
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 39,191 37,171 2,020 5.15% 52
Feb 2008 38,773 36,833 1,940 5.00% 50
Mar 2008 38,647 36,729 1,918 4.96% 50
Apr 2008 38,064 36,525 1,539 4.04% 40
May 2008 38,300 36,565 1,735 4.53% 45
Jun 2008 40,127 38,099 2,028 5.05% 51
Jul 2008 40,893 39,017 1,876 4.59% 46
Aug 2008 40,283 38,500 1,783 4.43% 44
Sep 2008 38,403 36,522 1,881 4.90% 49
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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.


Pittsfield Metro Area 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

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area Family Type

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

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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.


Pittsfield Metro Area Education Information

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Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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.


Pittsfield Metro Area Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 14,297

Pittsfield Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 210 344
2002 139 206
2003 398 291
2004 362 513

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


Pittsfield Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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.


Pittsfield Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 279

Pittsfield Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 1.459 0.052 0.000 0.217 1.728 0.000 4.055 12.973 1.179 18.207
2000 1.970 0.102 0.000 0.245 2.317 0.000 4.695 11.808 1.112 17.615
2001 1.519 0.308 0.000 0.349 2.176 0.000 3.808 12.739 1.673 18.221
2002 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2003 2.583 0.322 0.030 0.225 3.159 0.000 4.290 10.241 1.887 16.417
2004 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2005 3.345 0.401 0.023 0.356 4.125 0.000 5.329 12.019 1.060 18.408
2006 3.490 0.513 0.015 0.302 4.319 0.000 6.272 13.433 1.259 20.963
2007 3.016 0.436 0.008 0.383 3.843 0.000 6.913 12.325 1.202 20.439

Pittsfield Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 1,927
2000 1,953
2001 1,987

Pittsfield Metro Area 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.


Pittsfield Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area Population - Male/Female

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

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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%

Pittsfield Metro Area 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.
Pittsfield Metro Area 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.


Pittsfield Metro Area Counties

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Berkshire County    

Pittsfield Metro Area Cities

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