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Bernardston is a town in Franklin County, in the Springfield metro area.

The community was named after Sir Francis Barnard, provincial governor of Massachusetts under George III

The latitude of Bernardston is 42.670N. The longitude is -72.55W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 463 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,155.


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Median household income
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$45,259
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bernardston demographic reports
Bernardston is in the Fall River Valley, on the Vermont border
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Fort Connable, Berlin Art and Historical Collections
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of Bernardston residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bernardston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bernardston was $20,959, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Bernardston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bernardston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $508.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $982.


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Libraries in Bernardston include Cushman Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Bernardston workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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