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Alford is a town in Berkshire County, in the Pittsfield metro area.

The community was named after John Alford, benefactor of Harvard University

The latitude of Alford is 42.235N. The longitude is -73.413W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 399.


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Median household income
Local
$49,632
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alford demographic reports
Alford is on Alford Brook
Marble quarried here was used in construction of New York City's old city hall
As the town describes itself, "no stores, no motels or hotels, and not a single gas station"
Well-known residents have included:
· Amanda Cross, mystery writer

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12% of Alford residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alford was $40,412, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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51% of Alford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Alford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $763.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,406.


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The average commute time for Alford workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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