Most Expensive Northampton Neighborhoods
Northampton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,554 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Northampton is the 60th largest community in Massachusetts. Northampton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Northampton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northampton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northampton who work in teaching (14.75%), office and administrative support (11.27%) and management occupations (10.70%).
Of important note, Northampton is also a city of artists. Northampton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Northampton’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Northampton is a college town. There are a lot of students in Northampton attending college, and as a result Northampton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Northampton, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Northampton. 55.96% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Northampton in 2010 was $35,516, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,064 for a family of four. However, Northampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Northampton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Northampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northampton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northampton include Irish, English, German, Italian, Polish and French.
The most common language spoken in Northampton is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||11,637|
|NORTHAMPTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||49.77%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||50.23%|
|TYPE OF NORTHAMPTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||46.86%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.98%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||23.10%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||24.99%|
|SIZE OF NORTHAMPTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.22%|
|AGE OF NORTHAMPTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.67%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||26.39%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||22.08%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||46.87%|
|NORTHAMPTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$289,105|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,248|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $51,000||1.62%|
|$51,001 - $102,000||1.70%|
|$102,001 - $203,000||15.54%|
|$203,001 - $305,000||37.26%|
|$305,001 - $407,000||20.36%|
|$407,001 - $508,000||13.29%|
|$508,001 - $762,000||6.56%|
|$762,001 - $1,017,000||2.64%|
|PEOPLE OF NORTHAMPTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.65%|
|5 TO 17||12.94%|
|18 TO 24||15.45%|
|25 TO 34||13.91%|
|35 TO 54||25.23%|
|55 TO 64||13.85%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.97%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.07%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$58,179|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$35,516|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||14.60%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (27.28%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.40%)
Public Service (3.10%)
Information Technology (2.64%)
Real estate (2.08%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.88%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.09%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.05%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.88%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.28%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||7.64%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (20.43%)
French Canadian (4.02%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (88.60%)
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