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Rural community; summer resort area
Becket is a town in Berkshire County, in the Pittsfield metro area.
The latitude of Becket is 42.331N. The longitude is -73.083W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,732 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,755.
Becket flooded when Bayou Dam collapsed in 1927.
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10% of Becket residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Becket ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Becket was $21,861, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Becket residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Becket, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $868.
Libraries in Becket include Becket Athenaeum ... View libraries
The average commute time for Becket workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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