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North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, in the Pittsfield metro area.
The latitude of North Adams is 42.700N. The longitude is -73.109W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 732 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,334.
Headquarters for construction of the Hoosac Tunnel.
When the Sprague Electric Company closed its operations here, community leaders launched a successful campaign to transform the buildings into exhibit space for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum opened here in 1999.
Sections below provide additional information and links about North Adams 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 01247 ZIP code.
7% of North Adams residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the North Adams ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in North Adams was $16,381, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of North Adams residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in North Adams include Blackinton Historic District, Church Street Historic District, Freeman's Grove Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in North Adams, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.
Libraries in North Adams include North Adams Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in North Adams include North Adams Transcript
The average commute time for North Adams workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in North Adams between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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