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Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 45,793. It is the county seat of Berkshire County6.

Geography Pittsfield is located at 42°27'8" North, 73°15'6" West (42.452184, -73.251530)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 109.6 km² (42.3 mi²). 105.5 km² (40.7 mi²) of it is land and 4.1 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.76% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 45,793 people, 19,704 households, and 11,822 families residing in the city. The population density is 434.1/km² (1,124.3/mi²). There are 21,366 housing units at an average density of 202.5/km² (524.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.58% White, 3.66% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 19,704 households out of which 27.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% are married couples living together, 13.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% are non-families. 34.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,655, and the median income for a family is $46,228. Males have a median income of $35,538 versus $26,341 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,549. 11.4% of the population and 8.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.7% are under the age of 18 and 7.1% are 65 or older.

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