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

The latitude of Cheshire is 42.561N. The longitude is -73.163W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 961 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,401.


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Median household income
Local
$41,981
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cheshire demographic reports
Cheshire is on Hoosac Lake
Founded by Rhode Island Baptists in the 1760s

Local monument commemorates a large block of cheese sent by local farmers to newly elected President Thomas Jefferson

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Appalachian Trail, Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
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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8% of Cheshire residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cheshire ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cheshire was $19,156, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Cheshire residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cheshire, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $424.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $949.


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

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