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Welcome to North Adams ...

The city of North Adams is located in Berkshire County.

A typical abbreviation for North Adams: N. Adams

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, North Adams has a population of 12,970 people<1> (see below for details).

North Adams was settled in 1737.

The community of North Adams is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

North Adams is located in the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for North Adams: 01247<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, North Adams had a population of 13,708 people (which is 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, North Adams had an population of 12,970 people. This is a decrease of 5.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.65% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near North Adams ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from North Adams and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cheshire   [Map]   3,142   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dalton   [Map]   6,581   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lanesborough   [Map]   2,965   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pittsfield   [Map]   42,591   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Hoosick Falls (NY)   [Map]   3,399   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Hoosick (NY)   [Map]   6,798   NW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for North Adams.

Communities Also Named North Adams ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around North Adams. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Adams. Our list includes 18 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for North Adams:

Websites for North Adams ...

 
Junior League:   www.jlbc.info/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about North Adams? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Massachusetts

About Berkshire County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: www.mass.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for North Adams.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Adams - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from North Adams. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Adams) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Adams. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Adams

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Adams. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7004, Longitude: -73.1089     [Map].

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