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

The community was named after the city in England.

The latitude of Sheffield is 42.110N. The longitude is -73.355W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 689 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,335.


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Median household income
Local
$45,082
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sheffield demographic reports
Sheffield is in the Housatonic River Valley
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys
Nearby parks & recreation: Bartholomew's Cobble
Historic sites and museums: Col. Ashley House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sheffield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berkshire County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01222 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Sheffield residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sheffield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sheffield was $25,492, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Sheffield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Sheffield include Sheffield Center Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Sheffield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $517.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,129.


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Libraries in Sheffield include Bushnell-Sage Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Sheffield workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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