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Welcome to North Adams ...

The city of North Adams is located in Berkshire County<1>.



North Adams was settled in 1737.

A typical abbreviation for North Adams: N. Adams

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, North Adams has a population of 12,803 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of North Adams is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: North Adams lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for North Adams: (413)

The ZIP code for North Adams: 01247<4>

Websites for North Adams ...

Junior League:   www.jlbc.info/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, North Adams had an population of 12,803 people. This is a decrease of 6.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, North Adams had a population of 13,708 people (or 10.45% of the total population of Berkshire County). This makes North Adams the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of North Adams represents 0.21% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,708 people, the population of North Adams decreased 6.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,681 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for North Adams.

Communities Also Named North Adams ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named North Adams - they are located in Michigan and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for North Adams.

Communities near North Adams ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near North Adams.

  • Pittsfield
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsfield
    • Pittsfield is located in Berkshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,834 people
  • Bennington
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
    • Bennington is located in Bennington County (VT)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,897 people
  • Dalton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton
    • Dalton is located in Berkshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,479 people
  • Shaftsbury
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaftsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaftsbury
    • Shaftsbury is located in Bennington County (VT)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,411 people
  • Pownal
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pownal have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pownal
    • Pownal is located in Bennington County (VT)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,386 people
  • Hoosick Falls
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Cheshire
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
    • Cheshire is located in Berkshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,105 people
  • Lanesborough
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesborough have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesborough
    • Lanesborough is located in Berkshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,925 people
  • Hinsdale
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinsdale
    • Hinsdale is located in Berkshire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,902 people
  • Buckland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckland
    • Buckland is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,851 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around North Adams. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for North Adams.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of North Adams. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around North Adams.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Adams. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for North Adams.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Adams ...

Looking for more information about North Adams? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to North Adams, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for North Adams.

Adding North Adams to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of North Adams in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for North Adams was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found North Adams on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1860.

For more details, see References and Mentions for North Adams.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Adams. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Berkshire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for North Adams.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Adams - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as North Adams). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether North Adams or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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