Berkshire county is located in west Massachusetts. Berkshire county has 926.82 square miles of land area and 19.60 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Berkshire county population is 131,219, which has shrunk 2.77% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.13% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Berkshire county median household income is $48,907 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 25.25% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 22.91% and is higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Berkshire county median house value is $207,800 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 77.91% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 79.91% and is much higher than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Berkshire county is worse than the state average in quality. The Berkshire county area code is 413.
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