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Time Zone: Berkshire County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Pittsfield is the Seat for Berkshire County.

Berkshire County was founded in 1761 and was created by taking area from HampshireCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Berkshire had a population of 129,288 people. This is a decrease of 4.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 134,953 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Berkshire represented 2.13% of the total population of Massachusetts, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 14 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010131,219-2.77%+1.49% since 2009
2009129,288-4.2%-0.22% since 2008
2008129,571-3.99%-0.5% since 2007
2007130,219-3.51% 
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2000134,953The Last Census

More information can be found on the Berkshire County Census Page for Berkshire County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Berkshire County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Berkshire County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Pittsfield   42,42445,7937.36% decrease  
North Adams   13,81614,6815.89% decrease  
Adams   8,2598,8096.24% decrease  
Williamstown   8,0248,4244.75% decrease  
Great Barrington   7,3557,5272.29% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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