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North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, in the Pittsfield metro area.

The latitude of North Adams is 42.700N. The longitude is -73.109W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 732 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,334.


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Median household income
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$27,601
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our North Adams demographic reports
North Adams is on the Hoosic River.
Old textile town

Headquarters for construction of the Hoosac Tunnel.

When the Sprague Electric Company closed its operations here, community leaders launched a successful campaign to transform the buildings into exhibit space for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum opened here in 1999.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 75. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jack Chesbro, baseball player
Nearby parks & recreation: Appalachian Trail, Natural Bridge State Park
Scenic roads: Mohawk Trail
Historic sites and museums: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Colleges and universities: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
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.)
Quotes:
This little mill city bursts suddenly into view in a setting of striking mountainous beauty.
-- WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937

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7% of North Adams residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the North Adams ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in North Adams was $16,381, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of North Adams residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in North Adams include Blackinton Historic District, Church Street Historic District, Freeman's Grove Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in North Adams, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.


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Libraries in North Adams include North Adams Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in North Adams include North Adams Transcript

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The average commute time for North Adams workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in North Adams between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in North Adams include Holiday Inn Berkshire, Porches.

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~ WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937

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