Hampshire County, MA

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2020 Population
161,361
0.204% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.6
0.274% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.6%
12.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$73,518
3.73% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$289,300
2.19% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
83,877
0.303% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Hampshire County, MA had a population of 161k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $73,518. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Hampshire County, MA grew from 161,032 to 161,361, a 0.204% increase and its median household income grew from $70,876 to $73,518, a 3.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hampshire County, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.12%), White (Hispanic) (3.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.98%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%).

None of the households in Hampshire County, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Hampshire County, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hampshire County, MA are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (9,484 degrees awarded in 2020), Smith College (1,064 degrees), and Mount Holyoke College (752 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Hampshire County, MA was $289,300, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%.

Most people in Hampshire County, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hampshire County, MA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Hampshire County, MA is home to a population of 161k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.77% of Hampshire County, MA residents were born outside of the country (14.2k people).

In 2020, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Hampshire County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.27k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2020 Citizenship
95.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.5% of Hampshire County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Hampshire County, MA was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hampshire County, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    134k ± 158
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8.27k ± 342
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.48k ± 480
5.85%
Hispanic Population
9.44k people

In 2020, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Hampshire County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.27k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.85% of the people in Hampshire County, MA are hispanic (9.44k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hampshire County, MA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    98,663 ± 7,656 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,760 ± 7,347 people
  3. Brazil
    81,000 ± 6,946 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 98,663 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,760 and Brazil with 81,000.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.77%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14.2k people
8.83%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14.2k people

As of 2020, 8.77% of Hampshire County, MA residents (14.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hampshire County, MA was 8.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,903 ± 319
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,201 ± 252
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    947 ± 258

Hampshire County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Hampshire County, MA employs 83.9k people. The largest industries in Hampshire County, MA are Educational Services (20,965 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,038 people), and Retail Trade (8,071 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,000), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,270).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,870. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

83.9k
2020 Value
± 2,343
−0.303%
1 Year decline
± 3.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hampshire County, MA declined at a rate of −0.303%, from 84.1k employees to 83.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hampshire County, MA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (11,248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,693 people), and Management Occupations (8,680 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

83.9k
2020 Value
± 2,343
−0.303%
1 Year decline
± 3.71%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hampshire County, MA declined at a rate of −0.303%, from 84.1k employees to 83.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hampshire County, MA, are Educational Services (20,965 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,038 people), and Retail Trade (8,071 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hampshire County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Hampshire County, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,022
Median earning men ± $1,568
$32,079
Median earning women ± $1,329

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($70,394), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,856), and Manufacturing ($57,979).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($55,439), Public Administration ($54,298), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,758).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,797
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 886
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 689
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.15M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $619k
    Manufacturing
  3. $353k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.4B
  2. $29.6B
  3. $28.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $37.4B, followed by Electronics ($29.6B) and Mixed freight ($28.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$314B
2020 Value in Massachusetts
$627B
Projected 2050 Value in Massachusetts
99.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $314B. This is expected to increase 99.9% to $627B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31B
  2. $23.4B
  3. $14.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $31B, followed by New Hampshire with $23.4B and Connecticut and $14.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hampshire County, MA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 71.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (25.2%), followed by Other (1.81%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Hampshire County, MA awarded 12,232 degrees. The student population of Hampshire County, MA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 16,688 male students and 21,778 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hampshire County, MA are White (7,041 and 65%), followed by Asian (1,253 and 11.6%), Hispanic or Latino (831 and 7.67%), and Unknown (750 and 6.92%).

The largest universities in Hampshire County, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (9,484 and 77.5%), Smith College (1,064 and 8.7%), and Mount Holyoke College (752 and 6.15%).

The most popular majors in Hampshire County, MA are Computer Science (651 and 5.32%), General Business Administration & Management (559 and 4.57%), and General Psychology (503 and 4.11%).

The median tuition costs in Hampshire County, MA are $54,170 for private four year colleges, and $15,791 and $35,779 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Hampshire County, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 52.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 38,466 (43.4% men and 56.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 38,466 students enrolled in Hampshire County, MA, 43.4% men and 56.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,626 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 488 degree-majors awarded
  2. 459 degree-majors awarded
  3. 425 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hampshire County, MA was General Psychology with 488 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hampshire County, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,484 degrees awarded
  2. 1,064 degrees awarded
  3. 752 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Massachusetts-Amherst with 9,484 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 5,100 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hampshire County, MA, which is 0.715 times less than the 7,132 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,041 degrees mean that there were 5.62 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,253 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($54,170) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($648) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.959% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.04% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.34M), Bachelors Degree (1.3M), and Some college (1.02M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Hampshire County, MA was $289,300 in 2020, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $283,100 to $289,300, a 2.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Hampshire County, MA is 67.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Hampshire County, MA have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hampshire County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hampshire County, MA is $73,518. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hampshire County, MA was Census Tract 8212 with a value of $142,031, followed by Census Tract 8225 and Census Tract 8209, with respective values of $104,052 and $101,886.

In 2021, 16.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hampshire County, MA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.609%.

Property

$289,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,361
$40,466
Median Property Taxes
±$1,165

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hampshire County, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hampshire County, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
Homeownership
2020
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.9% of the housing units in Hampshire County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8212
  2. Census Tract 8225
  3. Census Tract 8209

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hampshire County, MA was Census Tract 8212 with a value of $142,031, followed by Census Tract 8225 and Census Tract 8209, with respective values of $104,052 and $101,886.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hampshire County, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$73,518
Median Household Income
± $2,175
59.6k
Number of Households
± 1,797

In 2020, the median household income of the 59.6k households in Hampshire County, MA grew to $73,518 from the previous year's value of $70,876.

The following chart displays the households in Hampshire County, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hampshire County, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2020 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.483
2019 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2020, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.544% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (70.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.49%)
  3. Walked (8.7%)

In 2020, 70.1% of workers in Hampshire County, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.49%) and those who walked to work (8.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hampshire County, MA have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Hampshire County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hampshire County, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hampshire County, MA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hampshire County, MA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.609%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hampshire County, MA (14.7k out of 138k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hampshire County, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 9.9% of the children was living in poverty in Hampshire County, MA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 271 in Hampshire County, MA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 26.9 per 100,000 population.

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97.6% of the population of Hampshire County, MA has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 0.915% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Massachusetts was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see 724 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.695% increase from the previous year (719 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1363 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 104 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

724 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hampshire County, MA

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see an average of 724 patients per year. This represents a 0.695% increase from the previous year (719 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hampshire County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.2% under 18 years, 30.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

2.42%
Uninsured
57.7%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
0.915%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hampshire County, MA grew by 8.42% from 2.23% to 2.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hampshire County, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43 in Hampshire County, MA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 21.4% in Hampshire County, MA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 2.83% in Hampshire County, MA.

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