This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, North Adams has a very low population density. North Adams is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about North Adams, MA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in North Adams, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. North Adams has a population density of 656, with 13,408 current residents.
Out of the 13,408 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 49% of the residents are married and 51% are single.
- 52% Sun
- 44% Rain
- 64% Snow
47°F average temperature
- 338 years Median home age
- $100,480 Median home price
- -9.51% Home appreciation rate
- 13.48% Annual property tax
As for living in North Adams, the air quality is 42% and the weather, on average, is 52% sunny, 44% rainy, and 64% snowy. The average temperature is 47°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in North Adams, you should know that 45.8% of homes are owned while 42.4% of homes are rented, and 11.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $100,480, the median age of homes is 338 years, the annual home appreciation is -9.51% and the annual property tax is 13.48%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)7
When looking at the community of North Adams, it’s important to determine the crime rate. North Adams’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in North Adams is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 77.23% Democratic, 20.58% Republican, and 2.19% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:10
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
73%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
4%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at North Adams, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.60% of residents are unemployed in North Adams (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed North Adams residents: 9.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 17.18% are in the arts and sciences field, 24.4% are in the customer service field, 23.9% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 15.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:10. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 73.04%, 4.94% of residents have an associate’s degree, 9.42% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.45% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in North Adams, you should be aware that the average commute time is 20 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of North Adams have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.